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    Emgality and CCH - bummer trial results

    For 2019, the 30-day efficacy jumped to over 90% of CHers starting this regimen experiencing a significant reduction in CH frequency from a mean of 21 CH/week down to a mean of 4 CH/week. Better yet, over 65% of CHers starting this regimen experienced a lasting cessation of CH in the first 30 days. I attribute this increase in efficacy to the switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3. That's the only thing that's changed since July of 2018. I know the medical evidence purists will say an open label observational study rates a low level of medical evidence. To that I say, this is not your every-day average observational study. It's been running for over 8 years with over 320 participants and the year-over-year 30-day efficacy has remained constant at ≥80% for a favorable response and ≥50% for a lasting complete cessation of CH in the first 30 days. Moreover the generalizability of these results is very good as participants have come from 35 different countries around the world. That's not to mention all the health benefits made possible by the anti-inflammatory regimen at a cost of ~ 50 cents/day or $15/month USD. The Emgality cost is $550/month and it carries some onerous adverse side effects. Bottom line... The Anti-CGRP mAbs are never going to work as they cannot pass through the blood brain barrier to reach the site of action in neuronal nuclei within the trigeminal ganglia where CGRP is expressed. At best all the Anti-CGRP mAbs can do in lower the CGRP serum concentration. Here's the math and molecular biology behind this statement. These mAbs have a molecular mass of 150 kDa (150,000 Daltons) but the fenestration (windows) through the BBB have a maximum aperture of 400 Da. That makes the monoclonal antibodies 375 time too big to pass through the BBB windows. A molecule of vitamin D3 has a molecular mass of 385 Da so it passes readily through the BBB and into neuronal nuclei to do its thing through genetic expression to down-regulate (decrease) the expression of CGRP, SP, VIP and PACAP. The Anti-CGRP mAbs only react to CGRP.
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    Coronavirus PSA

    If you're interested in reading some fascinating studies about the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak, see the following link to medRxiv. This is a preprint server for health sciences. These study results are published within 2 days of submission where acceptance and publishing by the traditional medical journal can take an average of two months or longer. These reports carry the following caveat: Caution: Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been peer-reviewed. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information. https://www.medrxiv.org/search/2019%2BCoronavirus%2BnCoV numresults%3A10 sort%3Apublication-date direction%3Adescending I've done a cursory review of these studies and came up with the following: Fatalities from the 2019 coronavirus appear to occur most prominently in people of Asian extraction. [Comment: This makes sense as the CDC now warns travelers about “community spread” in six nations: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.] Fatalities appear to occur most prominently in people over age 50 Leading cause of death from the 2019 coronavirus is pneumonia (acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus) [Comment: Pneumonia successfully treated with high dose Vitamin C infusion] Patients with coronavirus infections tend to have weak immune systems T cells play a critical role in antiviral immunity and patients with the coronavirus infection have low CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocyte (T-Cell) counts. [Comment: Vitamin D3 plus cofactors can help build a strong immune system] One study concluded "Our analysis reveals that eosinopenia (too few eosinophil white blood cells) may be a potentially more reliable laboratory predictor for SARS-CoV-2 infection than leukocyte counts and lymphopenia recommended by current guidelines."
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    Coronavirus PSA

    To All, The following might be of interest given the growing hysteria over the coronavirus. The coronavirus, enterovirus (colds and flu) and rihinovirus (colds) responsible for upper respiratory infections are all about the same size and shape with the same propensity and mechanism for spreading. Accordingly, for the CHers on the anti-inflammatoy regimen, adding a gram or two of vitamin C a day can help. For CHers and Supporters not taking this regimen, taking at least 5000 IU/day vitamin D3, 1000 mg/day Omega-3 fish oil and 1 to 2 grams/day vitamin C can help immune systems combat upper respiratory viral infections. For reference this combination of vitamins and minerals has an NNT of 2 in preventing viral infections. The NNT = The Number Needed to Treat to prevent one case of the viral infection. From CDC data, the best matched flu vaccine has an NNT of 12 to 40. Take care, V/R, Batch
  4. Dear Lúthien, The endocrine system and its endocrine hormones play a significant role in both cluster and migraine headache. The problem is no two women behave alike during pregnancy or while taking birth control pills. One of the best ways to get on an even playing field so to speak and get your CH under control, is to start taking vitamin D3 plus its cofactors. The first step in this process is to see your PCP/GP for lab tests of your serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH (parathyroid hormone). Odds are high you're vitamin D3 insufficient/deficient. As Chers, we need our 25(OH)D3 between 70 and 100 ng/mL so be sure to ask for the acutal 25(OH)D3 measurment and not just your doctor's interpretation of the results. As the normal reference range for this lab test is 30 to100 ng/mL so most physicians will say 31 ng/mL is normal... which is true for rickets, but not CH.' Even though you've experienced a CH pain free response using a low-dosage estrogen patch, there's no guarantee it will continue. You can find a download copy of the anti-inflammatory regimen CH and MH preventative treatment protocol at the following VitaminDWiki link: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 This regimen has a wonderful efficacy with 80% of CHers responding with a significant reduction in the frequency of their CH from a mean of 21 CH/week down to a mean of 4 CH/week in the first 30 days. 52% of CHers starting this regimen experience a complete and sustained cessation of their CH in the first 30 days after start of regimen through the end of 2018. Both figures of efficacy jumped by 10% in 2019 after I started suggesting CHers switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3 in July of 2018. There have been no reports of hypercalcemia, a.k.a., vitamin D3 intoxication/toxicity since I began posting about the efficacy of this regimen in December of 2010. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Feb 13, 2020 Coronavirus Patients in China to be Treated with High-Dose Vitamin C See clinicaltrials.gov link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04264533
  6. Hey Vipul, The possibility exists that the sinusitis mentioned in your MRI DX is secondary to CH. In other words, the sinusitis is a direct result of multiple CH which cause all the sinus on the CH side to gush with mucus. On the other hand, it could also be just a coincidence with no real correlation. The possible involvement of the RCA (right superior cerebellar artery) with the trigeminal ganglia resulting in neurovascular conflict, mentioned in your MRI DX, is frequently associated with trigeminal neuralgia. This is where the RCA is physically wrapped around the trigeminal ganglia putting pressure on it and a creating a chaffing action that sensitizes the trigeminal ganglia stimulating pain very similar to CH. I'm a 75-year-old retired Navy fighter pilot so clearly not a doctor or qualified to read MRI imagery. That said, I read studies of CH voraciously. While there are clear cases of CH being secondary to lesions in and around the trigeminovascular complex, the majority of CH are primary. The human body is totally amazing in its capacity to heal itself if given the right nutrients. After all, it's been doing this for thousands of years before modern medicine or we wouldn't be here. I recall our family doctor telling me to remember the alphabet when it comes to vitamins (A, B, C, D, E). Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    Watch the video of Dr. Linus Pauling give a presentation on Preventing Illnesses and Diseases with vitamin C. He was 92 at the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=7kGo0DfxQss
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    Coronavirus PSA

    TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES WITH MASSIVE DOSES OF VITAMIN C http://www.doctoryourself.com/cathcart_C_summary.html Very Interesting and something you can do. My wife and I do and they're not so massive doses.
  9. Hey Cast Iron, I made several trips to your country between 1997 and 2003, mostly to Den Haag to work at the SHAPE Technical Centre. Den Haag was great and so was Amsterdam, but I loved Scheveningen. Great little seaside restaurants with wonderful food. Getting to your problem, I suspect you are vitamin D3 deficient and that deficiency is contributing to the frequency, severity and duration of your CH. Baseline lab tests by CHers reporting in this survey, before starting this regimen are illustrated in the following normal distribution curve. The normal reference range for the 25(OH)D3 lab test is 30 to 100 ng/mL (75 to 250 nmol/L). Most CHers experience a favorable response to this regimen with a mean 25(OH)D3 serum concentration around 80 ng/mL. We've made some important changes to the anti-inflammatory regimen and treatment protocol. The most significant change occurred in July of 2018 with the switch from the oil-based liquid softgel vitamin D3 formulations to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3. Several of us found it faster acting with a higher bioequivalence in elevating serum 25(OH)D3 than the same dose of the oil-based liquid softgel vitamin D3 formulations. The following photo illustrates the supplements I take and now suggest to other CHers. Most CHers in Europe have found they can order these supplements through iherb.com. I just crunched the numbers from the online survey of CHers taking this regimen as of 31 December 2019. There was a significant increase in the efficacy of this regimen during 2019. Over 90% of CHers starting this regimen in 2019 experienced a significant reduction in the frequency of their CH from 3 CH/day down to 4 CH/week in the first 30 days. Moreover, 67% of CHers starting this regimen in 2019 experienced a sustained cessation of CH symptoms in the first 30 days. Although I can't say for sure, it appears this increase in efficacy is likely due to the switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 as nothing else has changed. I track all the other CH prophylaxis and none of them come close to this level of efficacy, let alone at a cost around 50 cents/day USD with no adverse events. I've made some changes to the treatment protocol that include new target 25(OH)D3 serum concentrations and longer vitamin D3 loading schedules to reach these new targets. These changes will appear in the updated version of this treatment protocol I hope to post on my web page at vitaminDwiki.com later this month. These changes include: New TGT 25(OH)D Concentrations - New Loading Schedules Episodic CHer 80 to 100 ng/mL. - Load at 50,000 IU/day for 12 - 14 days Chronic CHer 90 to 120 ng/mL. - Load at 50,000 IU/day for 14 - 16 days Migraineurs 100 to 140 ng/mL - Load at 50,000 IU/day for 16 - 18 days It's important to understand these suggested 25(OH)D3 serum concentration target ranges and loading schedules are a starting point for the average ECHer, CCHer and migraineur. Many CCHers (like me) will require a higher 25(OH)D3 serum concentration, a longer period of loading at 50,000 IU/day and a higher maintenance dose to experience and maintain a CH pain free response. In practice, CHers can start the accelerated vitamin D3 loading schedule and stay on it until they experience a favorable response then add an extra two days at 50,000 IU/day to build a reserve then drop back to a maintenance dose of one (1) D3-50 a week. I've also added some other supplements needed by migraineurs and some chronic CHers taking this regimen that are illustrated in the following photo of what I take daily. There are other go-to supplements that can be taken in the event the above are not resulting in a favorable response, but I think you have enough to go on should you decide to try this regimen again. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  10. We don't get many unannounced visitors...
  11. Hey Dana, Glad to hear you're CH pain free. I only wish we could send you some rain. My rain gauge indicated 15 inches for January. It's looking like Jurassic Park around here with all the moss and sword ferns. My driveway/logging road to the house on 4 Jan. Take care, V/R, Batch
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    Anyone tried Wim Holf's method for CH?

    Hyperventilation with room air until you reach respiratory alkalosis can be helpful in lowering the pain of CH but it too, does nothing to replete a vitamin D3 deficiency.
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    Anyone tried Wim Holf's method for CH?

    Getting cold will not replete a vitamin D3 deficiency.
  14. Hey Dana, Thanks for the feedback. I'm happy to hear you're CH pain free and feeling good. Are you taking the Bio-Tech D3-50 form of vitamin D3? After over 9 years working with both episodic and chronic CHers taking this regimen of vitamin D3 and cofactors daily, nearly all episodic CHers who stay on this regimen year round report they sail through their usual episodic cycles CH pain free. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  15. Hey Mit, I just sent you a PM regarding your migraine headaches. I've a handful of migraineurs taking a modified version of the anti-inflammatory regimen. So far they're all experiencing a significant reduction in the frequency of their migraines and two are migraine pain free. I used to fly F-4 Phantoms into George AFB in the mid '70s to drop off or pick up Sidewinder missiles in a captive carry program to build up flight hours before we fired them. Take care and please keep me posted V/R, Batch
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    Vitamine D3

    Hey Finance, I've sent you a PM that addresses your questions about the anti-inflammatory regimen with vitamin D3 and the cofactors. Please feel free to ask questions... Most CHers have them when starting this regimen... I've been doing this for 9 years. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Just to put it in perspective

    1 - Cluster headaches – One Bio-Tech D3-50/week plus all the cofactors prevents my CCH completely 2 – Shingles – A 50,000 IU dose of vitamin D3 stopped vericella zoster and its pain overnight. Continued dosing at 50,000 IU/day plus the cofactors for 3 more days prevented its spread, postherpetic neuralgia and rash. PCP amazed. 20 - Pain after surgery – I loaded vitamin D3 at one Bio-Tech D3-50/day plus cofactors and extra magnesium for a week prior to abdominal surgery. Came off pain meds 24 hrs after surgery. Restarted vitamin D3 at one Bio-Tech D3-50 plus cofactors 2nd day after surgery. Minimal pain and rapid wound healing surprised my surgeon when he removed the staples.
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    15 year remission?

    Hey Steve, From my experience, it's best to jump on the oxygen at the first sign of an approaching CH. The sooner the better. The longer you wait, the higher the pain level and that ends up making your oxygen abort times longer. I'd also suggest you check out the anti-inflammatory regimen with 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 or more along with the vitamin D3 cofactors. You can download a PDF copy of this treatment protocol at the following vitaminDwiki link: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 I suspect the return of your CH is due to a drop in your 25(OH)D3 serum concentration (vitamin D3 concentration). Are you getting less direct sunlight than usual? We've found that a vitamin D3 insufficiency/deficiency is very common among CHers. The anti-inflammatory regimen can fix that deficiency and in the process, get you back CH pain free. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Prescription Frustrations - long rant

    Chris, Great post! It should help Signals with his problem obtaining welder's oxygen as an abortive for his CH. I share your frustration with the draconian regulations that prevent CHers from obtaining home oxygen therapy as an abortive for their cluster headaches. You covered the important parts of obtaining and using welder's oxygen as a CH abortive and that's fantastic. I did the same thing in September of 2010 following a move from Virginia back home to Bremerton, Washington when my Rx for oxygen ran out. $250 for the M-Size welder's oxygen cylinder at the local welding supply outlet 2 miles from home and $35 to exchange the empty for a refilled cylinder. I actually do some brazing, but most of the time, it's cutting skids and chokers to pull logs. We live in the woods on the Kitsap peninsula in the heart of Puget Sound, Washington 20 miles due West of Seattle near Bremerton. The gravel driveway, a.k.a., a logging road from the county road to the house is 900 feet long and crooked as a dog's hind leg as it winds through heavy stands of secondary growth Douglas Fir, Cedar, Alder and Big Leaf Maple trees. We don't get many unannounced visitors... A windfall a year across the driveway is par for the course so I keep two Stihl chainsaws gassed and ready. Windfalls are also a convenient source of fire wood. I've a transfiller that I used to fill my aluminum M60. It's configured with a Flotec 0 to 60 lpm regulator with DISS fitting for my Carnét oxygen demand valve that enabled me to abort my CH in an average of 7 minutes at respiration rates that support hyperventilation. All totaled, I've easily $2500 worth of oxygen equipment, but haven't used it for more than a week since October of 2010 when I developed and started taking the anti-inflammatory regimen with 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 plus the cofactors. The aluminum M60, Flotec regulator and Carnét oxygen demand valve sit in the laundry room under a plastic bag. I've still 800 psi remaining in the second welder's oxygen cylinder refill I purchased in early October of 2010. Getting back to the difficulty of obtaining oxygen therapy for our cluster headaches and what we can do about it. For starters, we can thank the unelected bottom feeding bureaucrats at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their non-coverage determination for home oxygen therapy. This non-coverage determination prevents Medicare beneficiaries with CH from obtaining home oxygen therapy. They're not alone. We can also thank the Big Pharma lobbyists from K Street and their bought and paid for legislation passed by money hungry members of Congress over many years for the draconian regulations on home oxygen therapy that allow too many medical insurance companies to decline coverage for this very safe and effective CH abortive. I tried to have this non-coverage determination changed in 2008 but was blown off by CMS. In 2009 I joined forces with a team from the American Headache Society (AHS) to do battle with CMS in an attempt to overturn this absurd non-coverage determination for home oxygen therapy for CHers. The AHS effort was conceived and spear headed by Dr. Fred Sheftell, MD, Presisent AHS, a chronic migraineur. In early 2010, Dr. Sheftell retired and turned the reins on this effort over to a pair of heavy hitter neurologist, Dr. David Dodick, MD, the new President of AHS, and Dr. Deborah Friedman, MD, M.P.H. They presented a binder with 30 clinical trials, case studies and findings from the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) that recommended oxygen therapy as a safe and effective first abortive of choice for cluster headache as evidence. They also had a team of neurologists and headache specialists standing by as expert witness to provide testimony as to the safety and effectiveness of oxygen therapy as a CH abortive. The bureaucratic swamp turds at the CMS Coverage Analysis Group disallowed the entire binder as medical evidence when none of the studies met the RCT gold standard of being randomized, blinded and placebo controlled. They also declined to meet with the expert witnesses as none could provide a gold standard RCT as medical evidence. The rest is history. I've attached the letter sent by Dr. David Dodick to the head of the CMS Coverage Analysis Group. It's eloquent and to the point, but had no effect. The Non-Coverage determination still stands. I've been a part of two efforts to overturn this non-coverage determination and know of the third from here at Clusterbusters. Two have been bottom up and the third from here at Clusterbusters tried a middle up approach with support of a congressman. Unfortunately too many members of the House and Senate are on the take from Big Pharma so the Clusterbuster effort failed in a legislative attempt to overturn this non-coverage determination. The only way we're ever going to achieve success is with a top down approach by President Trump. If President Trump takes action to fix this terrible regulation, it will get fixed! The best way to do this is to contact the White House at the following link. https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ It will give you the option of "Contact the President" or "Help with a Federal Agency." Select either option, (You can go back a second time and select the other option to cover both information avenues). Fill in the blanks then in the final blank "What would you like to say" start out with the regulations governing home oxygen therapy for cluster headache sufferers on MEDICARE are too restrictive to the point Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with cluster headache are not covered.  Point out that President Trump made a promise to the American people he would help cut the red tape and restrictive regulations that make things like home oxygen therapy so costly and difficult to obtain. Give your own story in your own words like how you're forced to use Triptans like Imitrex costing $900/month for the nine shots per month covered under Medicare as an abortive but the estimated $100/month for home oxygen therapy is not covered. The average cluster headache sufferer has three of these terribly painful headaches a day, 90 a month, yet Medicare will only cover relief for 9 of these terrible headaches a month with Imitrex. Home oxygen therapy would cost much less at $90 to $100 per month and could be used for all cluster headaches not just 9 a month with Imitrex, then be forced to suffer agonizing pain during 80 more of these cluster headaches without any relief. Ask why an expensive pharmaceutical like Imitrex is covered as a cluster headache abortive for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, yet USP oxygen is not. Ask if existing legislation and regulations governing coverage for home oxygen therapy has been influenced by Big Pharma to their advantage in the market place? The simple solution is to make home oxygen therapy an OTC item. This would eliminate burdensome regulations, increase competition and ultimately lower the cost of home oxygen therapy. The savings at HHS/CMS would also be huge as a large part of the CMS budget is spent administering prescriptions for oxygen and the durable medical equipment associated with home oxygen therapy for Americans with COPD. The American Lung Association (ALA) thinks there may be as many as 24 million American adults living with COPD and that doesn't count Americans with Bronchitis or Emphysema who also need supplemental oxygen. Unfortunately, as hundreds of bureaucrats at CMS and thousands of their DMEPOS contractors who regulate access to home oxygen therapy, have their snouts in the taxpayer funded feeding trough. So this is likely a non-starter. What would work is a President Trump request to Congress for an amendment to 21 USC, §360ddd–1. Regulation of medical gases, a,(3),(A), (i) by adding "or cluster headache or migraine headache to (I) which presently states "In the case of oxygen, the treatment or prevention of hypoxemia or hypoxia. This needs to be amended to read as follows: "(I) In the case of oxygen, the treatment or prevention of hypoxemia or hypoxia or as an abortive for cluster headache or migraine headache." Again, use your own words. If one or two up to maybe five CHers go to this White House website and complain about home oxygen therapy, it's likely nothing will happen. If the number of hits goes above 50, they have tracking systems that will flag this topic. Then the odds of meaningful action go up big time. Take care... and Take Action! V/R, Batch Comments on Proposed Decision Memo CAG-00296R-1.pdf
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    Vitamine D3

    Hey Hammered, I've sent you a PM as Spiny indicated I would. My PM covers everything you'll need to do to get started on the anti-inflammatory regimen and then some. Please keep us posted. Take care, V/R, Batch I
  21. If used properly with hyperventilation, oxygen inhalation therapy is nearly as fast as subcutaneous triptan injections. It has no adverse side effects and again using the procedure of hyperventilating with room air at forced vital capacity tidal volumes for 30 seconds followed immediately by inhaling a lungful of 100% oxygen and holding it for 30 seconds then repeating this sequence until the CH pain is completely gone usually takes an average of seven cycles - 7 minutes consuming less than 30 liters of oxygen , ~5 cents worth of oxygen gas/abort.
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    Vitamine D3

    Hey Cocobongo, Sorry about the delay in responding. We were on travel to stay with kids most of December so I missed your post above on the 12th. Your English is great and it appears you've a handle on the CH beast. Please keep me posted. Take care and Happy New Year. V/R, Batch
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    Stomach pain while on d3 regimen

    To All, As a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as a vitamin D3 and cluster headache researcher, I receive one or more of the AAN publications a week. There was a recent article about reactions to treatments with chimeric "ximab" and humanized "zumab" monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). The general theme is a serum sickness with an allergic reaction followed by developing Anti-Drug Antibodies (ADA) in the form of Anti-Chimeric Antibodies measured by lab tests. These Anti-Chimeric ADA reactions to mAbs like Galcanezumab (emgality) occur roughly a week to 10 days after the initial mAb injection and they are due to the body's immune system reacting to the mouse genes it contains. As allergic reactions can affect the GI tract including the stomach, I suspect it's the emgality that's causing Luis's stomach issues and concur he should see the physician who prescribed the emgality and explain his side effects. My rationale for saying this is Luis reported on 20 December 2019, "The only side effect has been some itching, but I’m not sure if it’s from emgality or dry skin." This was after reporting he started emgality on 13 December and well before he started the vitamin D3 regimen on 23 December. In the 10 years I've been providing information outreach on the anti-inflammatory regimen and receiving detailed feedback plus direct feedback from the online survey of 320 CHers taking this regimen, there have been no reports of paresthesia, itching or allergic reactions attributed to vitamin D3. There have been several reports of osmotic diarrhea from the magnesium. Take care, V/R, Batch
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    New to the group

    Hey MRUPE, Thank you for the kind words. All humility aside, if the CH beast is jumping ugly making your life miserable, you're missing a very safe and effective CH prophylaxis by not starting the anti-inflammatory regimen. I'm a 75 year old retired Navy fighter pilot, with a degree in Chemistry, a CHer since 1994, chronic since 2005 and a pragmatist. If I were faced with a CH intervention offering 80% to 90% efficacy that's proven to be safe and effective over the last 10 years with direct feedback from over 300 CHers from 30 different countries including lab test data, I'd go for it. But that's just me. I'm confident the Gold Standard RCT of this regimen currently in planning as a CH prophylaxis will confirm the results from the present Pre-Post, Open Label Intervention study that's been running for the last 9 years. Waiting for the results of this RCT while the CH beast jumps ugly three or more times a night, even with oxygen therapy for another year makes no sense to me. It's going to take that long. At last count, there are 5 doctors taking this regimen to prevent their CH and two of them are neurologists. This regimen is so safe, I've had my entire family and close friends taking it since 2011. That includes my daughter and niece who have been on this regimen since 2011. Between them they've gone through three flawless pregnancies and deliveries. Their OB's were concerned at first over the 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 dose. However, after each of them had two sets of labs for 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH and the results all came back in the green coupled with the flawless pregnancies, deliveries and super healthy babies, these two OBs are now suggesting the anti-inflammatory regimen to all their expectant and potential mothers in waiting. At this point I have three grand babies who were bathed in maternal vitamin D3 from conception through breastfeeding. We're talking babies with Einstein intellect, Olympic class physical development and T-Rex immune systems... they just don't get sick. They now take vitamin D3 at 50 IU/lb of body weight/day plus a multi-mineral and vitamin chewy. Fred, a.k.a., Winefred, her photos shown below, is the oldest now at 6. She was speaking fluent Hochdeutsch at age two, attended pre-kindergarten at age 4 in Heidelberg Germany where only German was spoken. Little brother Orrin, now 2 is also bi-lingual. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    New to the group

    Nice try... You'll see the name soon enough when recruiting starts. Until then, my lips are sealed. I don't want any goon squads from Big Pharma screwing the pooch.