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  1. Hey Sparklegirl, I remember getting hit 8 times/day. It was bad. See your PCP for assays of your serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH (Parathyroid Hormone). It's a safe bet your serum 25(OH)D3 concentration is low < 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L). If I'm correct, starting the anti-inflammatory regimen CH and MH preventative treatment protocol is prudent and the best way to get your CH under control. The following photo illustrates the supplements by brand and doses I take and suggest to other CHers. It helps to start this protocol by loading vitamin D3 to elevate serum 25(OH)D3 more rapidly. The loading dose I've used is two of the 50,000 IU Bio-Tech D3-50 capsules/day plus 0.5 mL/day of the Nutrasal Micro D3 nano emulsion taken sublingual (under the tongue for two minutes without swallowing). This brings the loading dose to 140,000 IU/day and It's taken for five (5) days for a total of 700,000 IU of vitamin 'D3 then drop back to an initial maintenance dose of 100,000 IU/week of the Bio-Tech D3-50. It's also helpful to double the magnesium dose by taking 400 mg with breakfast and 400 mg with the evening meal. This provides 12 hours and 12 feet GI tract separation between doses and that helps avoid osmotic diarrhea. See your PCP in 30 days for another round of assays for serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH. Your 25(OH)D3 serum concentration should be up around 80 to 100 ng/mL (200 to 250 nmol/L). If the CH beast is still jumping ugly after completing the above loading schedule, I would start the antihistamine Full Monty. This is a clutch of supplements with antihistamine properties that includes 2 to 3 grams/day Turmeric (Curcumin), Quercetin, Resveratrol, Omega-3 (EPA and DHA) fish oil. It also includes 8 grams/day viramin C, 5 mg/day Melatonin (taken at bedtime), 250 mcg Selenium and 1000 mg/day NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine). Stay at this dose for 5 days then drop the dose of the first four supplements to one gram/day. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  2. Snafu, I'm just a 78 year old retired Navy fighter pilot so I need to keep the concept of detoxing from the COVID-19 mRNA biologics simple enough to get my head around it. There's more than enough medical evidence from several studies linking the mRNA biologics to injuries of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Accordingly, it appears taking nutritional supplements that boost immune system (white blood cell) functions is a prudent course of action. If you look at the available COVID-19 mRNA vaccine detox protocols, you'll see most include vitamin C, vitamin D3 and its cofactors. To my way of thinking, that makes the anti-inflammatory regimen and treatment protocol a good choice as an mRNA biologic detox. The really exciting data from Dr. Michael Holick's study is the vitamin D3 dose dependency in gene expression among the immune system's white blood cells. Basically, more is better when it comes to the vitamin D3 dose as higher doses increase the number of genes activated. The only caveat is we need to keep the serum calcium concentration within its normal reference range and not depress the PTH concentration below its low normal level. This requires 2.5 liters of water a day, avoidance of high calcium foods like all dairy products and frequent assays for serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH. The next question is how much vitamin D3 is enough? The answer, based on my experience over the last three years, is the dose that elevates serum 25(OH)D3 up to around 150 ng/mL. There's no single answer so the basic approach is load and test. After that, the best indication of efficacy is an absence of viral infections. That can take months or longer. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  3. Hey Snafu, Great question. For starters, the Wuhan Corona virus is now endemic in the population like influenza. As coronavirus mutate rapidly, it's very likely healthy innate and adaptive immune systems will neutralize one mutant variant and develop the specific antibodies for that strain. However, the next mutant variant may be sufficiently different in its genetic makeup to avoid detection by the antibodies developed for the previous variant and this results in yet another infection. This is likely what you're experiencing. There's an excellent 2019 gene activation study by Dr Holick and colleagues. This a landmark study as it shows a significant dose response in gene activation in 3 groups of healthy volunteers who took varying amounts of vitamin D daily for 6 months. The doses used in the 3 groups were 600, 4000, and 10,000 units a day. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-53864-1. "There was a dose-dependent 25(OH)D alteration in broad gene expression with 162, 320 and 1289 genes up- or down-regulated in their white blood cells (our immune systems), respectively.” This is great science. It makes me wonder how many genes would have been activated with 20,000, 30,000 units or more a day of vitamin D3 for 6 months. I don't have the gene activation counts for vitamin D3 doses of 20,000 to 30,000 IU/day or higher, but I do have first hand end results. Over the last 30 months, I've averaged a vitamin D3 dose around 30,000 IU/day with a few weeks as high as 80,000 IU/day to remain CH pain free during periods of high pollen and mold spore counts. This much vitamin D3 elevated my serum 25(OH)D3 concentration up to around 150 ng/mL (375 nmol/L) and at a couple points, as high as 270 ng/mL (675 nmol/L). The net results were clear. I remained CH pain free and I also remained asymptomatic to Wuhan Coronavirus infections by the alpha through omicron 2 and 3 mutant variant exposures. This doesn't mean I wasn't infected. What was likely happening was my innate immune system's killer T-Cells were activated beating back the coronavirus infection and stopping viral replication before it reached the point of emerging symptoms (sore throat, temperature, malaise, etc.). There's a great chart by Dr. Paul Marik, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, illustrating the time line from inoculation by the Wuhan Coronavirus. As you can see, viral incubation and replication can be in progress with an innate immune system, naive to a new viral strain and not boosted by vitamin D3, for up to five days before symptoms present/become evident. In my case, its likely my T-Cell activation has been occurring within a couple days of inoculation by a new Wuhan Coronavirus variant. Since the Wuhan Coronavirus landed in the US, I've also taken larger doses of vitamin C (8 grams/day in divided doses) as an antiviral supplement. Zinc has been part of the anti-inflammatory regimen and treatment protocol since I developed it in 2010. I added Quercetin in April of 2020. Quercetin is a zinc ionophore that enables water soluble zinc ions to pass through the fatty acids that make up cell membranes to stop viral replication. Had Ivermectin been available, I would have taken it as a prophylaxis. Accordingly, the message here should be clear. Higher vitamin D3 doses resulting in an elevated 25(OH)D3 serum concentration around 150 ng/mL, coupled with vitamin C, zinc and Quercetin have enabled my innate and adaptive immune systems to keep me asymptomatic to Wuhan Coronavirus infections. The bottom line, see your PCP for assays of my serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH. As long as your calcium serum concentration is within its normal reference range, I would load vitamin D3 for 6 days at 100,000 IU/day (2.5 mg/day) then drop back to a maintenance dose at least 5000 IU/day higher than usual. Test again in two weeks with assays for serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH. You're looking for an initial target 25(OH)D3 serum concentration around 150 ng/mL (375 nmol/L) without going bust on serum calcium concentration too high or PTH serum concentration too low. In my opinion, for what it's worth, this is a prudent course of action for CHers who have had one or more COVID-19 mRNA vaccinations. There is sufficient evidence from properly structured, peer reviewed RCTs that each mRNA vaccination results in progressively weaker immune systems as evidenced by significant increases in diseases and medical conditions normally kept in check by healthy immune systems. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  4. Fauci Resigns https://www.reuters.com/world/us/fauci-step-down-president-bidens-chief-medical-adviser-2022-08-22/ It's going to take some time to prove, but the COVID-19 Coronavirus and mRNA biologic jabs are contributors to CH. Take care and make it a good day. V/R, Batch
  5. Just to make sure. Ergocalciferol is vitamin D2 and Cholecalciferol is vitamin D3. If you can confirm you have Cholecalciferol, you're good to go. That said, Ergocalciferol is usually only available by prescription.
  6. Hey Snowflake, Thanks for the reply and photos. Yes, I remember our WhatsApp call. Please see your PM InBox for more details. Getting off the antidepressants is important. They do more harm than good. The calciferol you're taking is actually vitamin D2 not D3. Calciferol is the generic name for vitamin D2. The Rx for calciferol was the hint this was the case and the photo you sent of the pill bottle confirmed my suspicion. We've found that vitamin D2 is less effective in preventing CH, but don't let this stop you from loading with calciferol as it is far better than no vitamin D at all. As vitamin D3 is chemically very similar to vitamin D3, it also occupies the VDR (Vitamin D Receptor) preventing cutaneous vitamin D3 your skin produces from being helpful. You should be able to buy the Bio-Tech D3-50 through iherb.com. If not, you can go directly to Bio-Tech Pharmacal at the following link. https://www.pureformulas.com/brand/bio-tech-pharmacal.html?cawelaid=530005240004320953&catrk=spfid-70&caagid=2399212863&catci=kwd-20815491185%3Aloc-190&capcid=79783491151498&cadevice=c&accountid=53000524 The sooner you switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 the better as the 25(OH)D2 will stay in blood serum for several months before it's finally replaced by 25(OH)D3. I would also switch to magnesium oxide or magnesium glycinate as many people find the magnesium citrate you're taking acts as a potent laxative. The rest of your supplements look good. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  7. Hey Abyss. Howz the head? Are you CH pain free? We don't know your actual 25(OH)D3 serum concentration as the assay method used by your present lab tops out at a maximum measurement of 140 ng/mL. Even it it's 150 to 160 ng/mL it is just fine and no worry. Have your PCP write the next set of lab orders for Quest Diagnostics nearest your home and the QuestAssurD (D2, D3) assay method that measures combined D2, D3 up to 512 ng/mL. That said, your PTH looks about right, but we still need your serum calcium assay to make sure it is still within its normal reference range. One more day loading at 140, 000 should be okay then drop back to 100,000 IU/week with the Bio-Tech D3-50 (Save the Micro D3 for loading) and wait 10 days for another round of assays for your serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH. We need all three of these assays to get a better understanding of your situation. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  8. Hey Snowflake, The Micro D3 is available from amazon as is the Bio-Tech D3-50. Some countries will not allow amazon to sell these items as their dose exceeds a stupid limit made by Big Pharma. There's 2000 IU per drop and 20 drops in 0.5 mL. Were do you live? Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  9. Hey Snowflake, Thanks for the update. Off hand your 25(OH)D3 response is still low. This can be due to poor absorption in the GI tract. One way of finding out if this is the problem is to order some Micro D3. This is a nano emulsion of vitamin D3 that's taken sublingual (under the tongue) without swallowing for at least two minutes. The dose I use is 0.5 mL (40,000 IU/day). When taken sublingual, the vitamin D3 bypasses the GI tract and passes directly into the bloodstream under your tongue. Doing this sublingual dose for a week should jack your serum 25(OH)D3 up by at least 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L). Can you shoot me a photo of the label on your Rx vitamin D3? Take care and please keep us updated. V/R, Batch
  10. Hey Abyss, My bird dog alerts me when posts or PMs are made to me or about vitamin D3 here at Clusterbusters so I've read your post and assays for 25(OH)D3. Off hand I'd say you're headed in the right direction given you were clearly vitamin D3 deficient. The following chart from the study of CHers taking vitamin D3 and cofactors to control and prevent their CH tells the story. I've been running this study continuously since December of 2011. As you can see, you were clearly under the black baseline normal distribution curve on the left. Just be careful with the loading dose of 100,000 IU/day of Bio-Tech D3-50 and 0.5 mL (40,000 IU/day) of the micro D3 taken sublingual (under the tongue) for 5 days. My dear friend Henry Lahore who runs the VitaminDWiki.com web site calls this a "Cluster Balm" as it totals 700,000 IU of vitamin D3. In military parlance, this is a MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) when taken as total loading dose. Accordingly, you need to use the Shoot - Look - Shoot -Look doctrine when loading with the Cluster Balm as it is very important to assess the effects of a loading dose like this before loading any further. In short you load for five days using the Cluster Balm then drop back to a maintenance dose of 50,000 IU to 100,000 IU per week, while waiting for a week to 10 days for your 25(OH)D3 to equalize, then see your PCP for lab assays of your serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH to assess the situation and its effects on your calcium homeostasis. If your 25(OH)D3 is still low < 80 ng/mL and serum calcium is still within its normal reference range, load again then test. See your PCP for these assays and have her specify the following from Quest Diagnostics in her lab orders: 25(OH)D3 - She should order the Quest Diagnostic assay method called the QuestAssureD™ 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (D2, D3). Test Code 92888, CPT Code: 82306. This LC-MS/MS assay method can measure serum 25(OH)D2 and 25(OH)D3 up to 512 ng/mL https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/92888/questassured-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-d2-d3?cc=MASTER The lab order must specify this assay by Name and Test Code as Quest has other assays for 25(OH)D3. She should also specify the Quest Diagnostics serum calcium and PTH (Parathyroid Hormone) assays as: Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Intact and Total Calcium, Test Code: 8837, CPT Codes: 83970, 82310. https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/8837/pth-intact-and-calcium?cc=MASTER These three assays taken in concert, provide a very good assessment of your calcium homeostasis in action. Regarding the warning on your lab results that reads: "Values > 80 ng/mL may be associated with toxicity" Don't believe it. This is BS and a clear case of Big Pharma propaganda to discourage people from taking higher doses of vitamin D3. I'm a 1944 model and I've run my 25(OH)D3 more than three times this high up to 273 ng/mL yet I'm still here in good working order and good health with no hypercalcemia, a.k.a., Vitamin D Intoxication/Toxicity as indicated in the following 5-year chart of my assays for serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH. Regarding your doctors scoffing at vitamin D3 therapy. This is understandable and not her fault. She was short sheeted in medical school with a curiculum devoid of nutritional medicine. As Big Pharma and their paid political hacks in Big Government fund most medical schools with lavish grants (using our tax dollars), they're taught there's a pill for every ill. In general, 9 out of 10 pharmaceutical treatments address only the symptoms, not the cause of a disorder. And when these treatments have side effects, Big Pharma has another pharmaceutical to treat the side effects. It's no wonder that most people over 50 are actually suffering from polypharmacy - Simultaneous use of too many pharmaceuticals. That said, I'm not a doctor. I don't diagnose, prescribe or treat people. I'm just are retired old Navy fighter pilot. What I do is provide information outreach with the best available information on the benefits of good health and a strong immune system made possible by taking optimum doses of vitamin D3 and its cofactors. What CHers and Migraineurs do with this information is up to them and their PCP. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  11. Hey Snowflake, You should be drinking 2.5 liters of water a day. You should also double the magnesium dose while loading from 400 mg/day to 800 mg/day split 400 mg with breakfast and 400 mg with the evening meal. This provides 12 hours and 12 feet of GI tract separation between doses and this helps prevent osmotic diarrhea. Are you taking all the other cofactors daily? Do you have all the supplements for the Antihistamine Full Monty on hand: (Turmeric (Curcumin), Quercetin, Resveratrol, Omega-3, Vitamin C and Melatonin)? Still need some answers. Take care, V/R, Batch
  12. Hey Snowflake, You're having a wild ride so I suspect you're also battling inflammation likely from your immune system's response to allergens. That said, I have more questions than answers at this point. A drop in serum 25(OH)D3 from 71 ng/mL to 61 ng/mL in a month is about right if no vitamin D3 was taken. How many days between these two lab tests for 25(OH)D3? How much vitamin D3 did you take in loading doses during that period? Have you been taking the Bio-Tech D3-50 and if so, what was the dose? Was it 50,000 IU/week or higher? I need some answers before we can work out a plan of action. A little help please. Take care, V/R, Batch
  13. Shaun, Max vibes and prayers heading your way. Hugs, Pete
  14. Hey TTF, Sorry about the delay in responding. I'm on my annual fishing trip to Pelican, AK. Our house has no phone, TV or Internet access so I hike a quarter mile to the town library for WiFi access. Thi big Chinooks (King Salmon) are hitting as are the Halibut so I'm enjoying my vacation. There's nothing wrong with a vitamin D3 dose of 10,000 IU/day and the fastest way of building serum 25(OH)D3 is with a 50,000 IU/day loading dose for at least 12 days. That totals to 600,000 IU of vitamin D3 and that should elevate your serum 25(OH)D3 by 60 ng/mL on top of your baseline serum concentration. I'd shoot for a target 25(OH)D3 serum concentration range of 80 to 100 ng/mL We have also had a number of CHers respond to a collection of supplements with antihistamine properties I call the Antihistamine Full Monty. It includes 3 grams/day each of Turmeric (Curcumin), Quercetin, Resveratrol and Omega-3. It also includes 250 mcg/day Selenium, 5 mg/day Melatonin (taken at bedtime) and 8 grams/day vitamin C. You can also add 500 mg.day NAC. I buy the bulk powdered vitamin C in 1Kg bags and stir two level teaspoons in 8 oz of water then take sips all day until it's gone by bedtime. It tastes like unsweetened lemonade. You can taper the first four supplements to 2 grams/day after a week to 10 days fully CH pain free. I'd stay at 2 grams/day on the first four supplements for at least a month. Dealer's choice on tapering further. Tale care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  15. Hey Justin, I just sent you a PM on loading. Check your PM InBox. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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