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kissfan1976
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   Posted 4/5/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
 hi agi it's me kissfan i was woundering if any one has cluster headaches if yes dose oxgen work for you cause thats what the doctor gave me.
 
   thank you very much i look foward for your comment
 
 
    scool kiss fan

dito
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   Posted 4/6/2008 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
did it work

Annuk
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   Posted 4/6/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kissfan,

Have you been diagnosed with Clusterheadache? I know many CH sufferers that use oxygen (I even use it myself) with great success.

To get the best effect from O2 you need a non-rebreather mask and you need to use the O2 at a flow rate of 15 litres per minute. The general rule of thumb is to stay on the O2 until the pain has gone and then for a further 5 -10 mins to ensure that it has gone and to prevent a rebound attack.

If you are given a mask with holes in, tape up the holes, do not strap the mask to your face just hold it there with as good a seal as you can. I wish you well with this, please let me know how you get on?

take care

Liz
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kissfan1976
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
To aunk

ty for your reply and yes i have been diagnosed clusteeheadaches. the o2 i can't get because the insurance won't pay for it cause it's not life threating... i'm trying hard to find ways to fill the o2 right now they have doctors r trying to help me but for right now i just keep on keeping on.

ty you for your time

kissfan1976

Annuk
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   Posted 4/11/2008 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kissfan,

Don't give up where the oxygen is concerned. Unfortunately I do not understand the system in the USA but I know a group of clusterheadache sufferers who do!!!!

Try this site, they offer a lot of information and support to CH sufferers:- www.clusterheadaches.com

You may have to copy and paste this link. This is a USA based group with an understanding of what you go through and how to handle obtaining the meds that you need via the correct channels! I hope you find some relief soon!

take care

Ann
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