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This is an update from my previous posts. I've suffered PF from late teens/early twenties and have suffered all the worries (and pain) associated with this condition. The turning point was in Jan 1997 when on 22nd I passed out in the toilet at work. This had not happened before and fortunately no-one came in and I wasn't out for long. From that day I started to record attacks in a diary. In 1997 I had 6 attacks, all quite severe. The next two years brought 13 and then 12 attacks, On 16th December 1999 I passed out in bed in the early hours and scared my wife half to death. Soon after in 2000 I saw a specialist who diagnosed PF immediately - that was such a relief. As the years have rolled by, I have suffered around ten attacks per year, and a high of seventeen in 2004. I've tried various supplements without success. Some time during 2005 I began with Ginkgo. I didn't record the date as I was not hopeful. But in 2006 (after a big one on 7th Feb), I only had six attacks. In 2007 that fell to four attacks, lasting between 30 mins and two hours. The last one was 10th August 2007 and I have been clear until last night when I had a moderate attack which lasted just over an hour. I was hoping to go six months without one but failed by one week!!!
Since my records began I have not gone longer than two months between attacks so this five months and three weeks period is extraordinary.
No guarantees of course - we're all different and this is taking time to make a difference. I still occasionally get a fleeting hint of pain - like a shadow but I remain optimistic.
Good luck to everybody in 2008.
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