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(Yahoo)   The good news? Doctors have developed a technique that stops cluster headaches and migraines in 67% of patients. The bad news? You have to have an almond-sized electrical-stimulation device implanted in a nerve bundle behind your nose and eyes   ( ) divider line 4
    More: Interesting, scientific technique, brain stimulation reward, electrical stimulations, sinus ostium, migraines, headaches, Redwood City, Cleveland Clinic  
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2013-02-06 11:48:41 AM  
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Subby doesn't realize that most migraine sufferers would probably agree to install this device themselves without anesthetic if it would help.

Every time I go to the doctor with some injury and they ask where my pain is on a scale of 1 to 10, I have to remind them that I get migraines and nothing else rises above 5 when compared to that, including broken legs, abdominal surgery pain, etc.
2013-02-06 10:03:28 AM  
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kim jong-un: My problem is I lose my vision too. farking weird since it isn't blindness, I can see but I can't see. My visual cortex just seems to say, ' fark this, I'm not processing that visual information so just divert it to the pain center'

That happens to me!
That usually happens at the onset of a horrible migraine, right before the pain starts.
Last time it happened, I was trying to look a blue text on a piece of paper. The entire left portion of my vision was gone. All I could see was solid blue, no matter where I looked. I didn't immediately realize what was going on, and kept moving the paper around to try and "see" what was on the side. Then it dawned on me and I went scrambling for migraine drugs.

Yeah, I could see, but couldn't see. I wasn't going to walk into walls or anything. I knew they were there. But I couldn't tell you what they looked like.
2013-02-06 09:54:21 AM  
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According to this National Geographic special, LSD and a non-psychedelic related molecule show promise in treating cluster headaches. I'm not one to recommend taking illegal drugs, but if it works, have at it.
2013-02-06 09:20:32 AM  
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Considering an electric drill to the head seems like a great idea during one of my migraines, this doesn't actually sound half bad
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