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#1 Wed, 03/07/2024 - 17:50
Last seen: 5 days 22 hours ago
Joined: 21/03/2024 - 07:18


 Hello everyone my name is Richard, this is my first post so please bear with me.

Having recently been diagnosed with CH earlier this year I am trying almost anything to try & help prevent an attack. I am taking verapamil, which has helped reduce the frequency of the attacks & they do not seem to be as painful (maybe I am getting used to the pain? If you could ever get used to it!) After a battle with my local GP,  with the help of the neuroligist I now have oxygen, which is a godsend.

I am still struggling to come to terms with it all, as it just started for no reason.  It has effected my every day life, I am just grateful I have a lovely kind & caring wife & that I work from home. 

Has anyone tried acupunture? Did it work for you. As I am seriously considering trying it

Wishing you all a pain free day, evening, life

Best wishes 


Fri, 05/07/2024 - 14:45
Colin Allen Vic...
Last seen: 2 weeks 17 hours ago
Joined: 21/03/2012 - 15:19

Hi Rich,

Ive not tried acupuncture,although I've tried just about everything else. Are you on the correct dosage with Verapamil? It would be worth giving our advice line a call so they can go through a few things with you. Good luck if you try acupuncture.

Colin Allen

Vice Chairman

Sat, 06/07/2024 - 13:30 (Reply to #2)
Last seen: 5 days 22 hours ago
Joined: 21/03/2024 - 07:18

Hi Colin, 

Thank you. I've just got back from my first session of acupuncture. My last attack was Wednesday evening. So I will see how it goes. Am keeping everything crossed that it helps/works. 



Mon, 15/07/2024 - 11:37 (Reply to #3)
Dorothy Trustee
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Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 19/02/2014 - 10:16

Hi Rich

I tried acupuncture years ago but it did nothing for me. Did you ring our advice line for a chat? Hope things have improved for you.

Dorothy (Trustee)

Mon, 15/07/2024 - 12:08
Last seen: 3 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 24/02/2024 - 15:02

Hi Richard. I haven't tried acupuncture but sumatriptan injections work really well for me 

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