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12/09/2009 12:04 PM

Oxygen therapy

vickimac
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I see this on the news and had heard about oxygen therapy for clusters headaches - but has anyone ever heard about oxygen therapy for NDPH ?? I asked my local doctor and he had heard about it but didn't know how to go about 'doing' it ? Willing to try anything to get these headaches under control - if anyone can help please let me know, having a bad bad day.
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12/09/2009 08:24 PM
MaryR
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Sorry to hear that you are having a rough day. I have heard of oxygen therapy vaguely but I don't know any details about it either. I wish I could help you more. I hope that someone else here knows and that tomorrow is a better day.

12/10/2009 09:09 PM
tortoisegirl
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They tried it on some migraine patients and it wasn't nearly as statistical to provide relief as clusters. NDPH is even more tricky to treat than migraine, so I doubt it would help. That said, it wouldn't hurt if you could figure out how to go about it. A hyperbaric chamber is another option that is said to help a lot of conditions. I assume by oxygen therapy you meant by the bottle, not going in the chamber.

12/11/2009 04:46 AM
vickimac
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Yes I was talking about the oxygen bottle therapy - I guess it is one of those things that can't hurt - but just not sure how to go about it either.

Thanks for the reply though.

Another high pain day today.

Take care,

Vicki


12/14/2009 08:56 PM
MaryR
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Vicki, there is a little bit of the technical details in the newspaper article that Stroops posted in this thead

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/ndph-support-forums/ introductions-personal-stories/1047974-virus#1069173

That might help your doctor figure out how to try it.

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