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  1. Hey Can't Be Witty. Good on you for starting the anti-inflammatory regimen... and thanks for the feedback. Are you taking the 2-Week vitamin D3 loading schedule plus all the co-nutrients? After 6 years working with CHers taking this regimen to prevent their CH, the 2-Week vitamin D3 loading schedule is the fastest way to a pain free response... The latest data from the online survey of CHers taking this regimen as of March 2017, indicate a mean response time of 10 days for both episodic and chronic CHers. Accordingly, if you haven't experienced a significant reduction in the fre
  2. Hey Greeneyes, Welcome to Clusterbusters... I've sent you a message. Check the envelop icon in the upper right corner of this window. Take care, V/R, Batch
  3. Urs, What the earlier photo of my fillet of the King salmon didn't show is what I do next. I take a tablespoon and scrape the meat from above and below the backbone on both sides. As you can see, when I'm done, there's very little meat left... "Spooning" the 40 lb King shown in this photo yielded nearly two pounds of very delightful sashimi and California roll makings... as did the fresh salmon roe... The tips, tail and belly meat were already in a brine when I took this photo. They went in the smoker a little over two hours later... Virtually nothing goes to waste with salmon the
  4. This may sound off the wall, but pick up some Nature's Bounty 5,000 IU vitamin D3 softgels, some Nature Made 400 mg magnesium softgels and a bottle of Children's liquid Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCL) allergy medicine. Rationale... If your son has CH, he is very likely vitamin D3 deficient and that deficiency is contributing to the frequency, severity and duration of his CH. You can download the latest version of the anti-inflammatory regimen CH preventative treatment protocol at the following link. Be sure to share a copy with your son's PCP or neurologist if time permits. That way yo
  5. Aloha Kay, You Kama'aina or Kanaka? I know what you, the kids and your husband are going through and the good news is it doesn't need to be that way. Your husband is very likely vitamin D3 deficient and that deficiency is contributing to his CH. My name is Pete Batcheller a.k.a., "Batch" here at Clusterbusters. I'm a 71 year old retired Navy fighter pilot, a long time CHer and I don't put out bum gouge... Even though I still have CH, I no longer suffer from the terribly painful and debilitating CH attacks. Download the latest version of the anti-inflammatory regimen CH preventat
  6. Hey John, Sorry you're having problems with the anti-inflammatory regimen. Roughly 1% of CHers experience an increase in the frequency of their CH after starting this regimen. Why this happens is still unknown, but I suspect it involves two possible mechanisms of action. The first is an obvious reaction to one or more of the supplements. The second is an imbalance in the enzymes and/or nutrients needed to hydroxylate vitamin D3 (adds an [OH-] radical at the 25th position on the vitamin D3 molecule) to form 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D3, a.k.a., 25(OH)D3 and a second enzyme that hydroxylates 2
  7. Hey John, Oxygen therapy is just an abortive... not a preventative... That said you should get at least an hour or more relief after an abort with oxygen therapy... Try hyperventilating with room air for 30 seconds breathing at forced vital capacity tidal volumes, i.e., exhaling with an abdominal crunch at the end of each exhale cycle until your exhaled breath makes a wheezing sound then inhale rapidly and fully then repeat ten times (~30 seconds), then inhale a lungful of 100% oxygen and hold it for 30 seconds. Repeat this entire sequence until the CH pain is completely gone. If y
  8. Hey JenniDawn, Thank you for the reply. I know this topic sounds too good to be true, but it really is that good and all of it is true. Six years ago no one thought taking vitamin D3 and the cofactors would prevent cluster headache... It just couldn't be that simple... In January of 2011, when the first few CHers tried the anti-inflammatory regimen with 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 and the cofactors, they were amazed it prevented their CH, some in less than 24 hours, Many of their posts at CH.com basically said "It can't be that simple," yet it was and still is. The same goes for prevent
  9. Hey Mle and JenniDawn, There is sufficient evidence to say cluster headache (CH) is an autoimmune disorder just like MS. It also interesting to note that both disorders are highest among people who are vitamin D3 deficient... When was the last time you had your serum 25(OH)D tested? 25(OH)D is the serum level metabolite of vitamin D3 that's used to measure its status... The normal reference range for this lab test is 30 to 100 ng/mL... Unfortunately, too many physicians will interpret 31 ng/mL as "Normal." The real vitamin D3 experts say anything less than 50 ng/mL is insufficient
  10. Hey Spiny, Glad to hear your neurologist finally wanted some information on the anti-inflammatory regimen and its capacity to prevent CH. Since posting the following link at VitaminDWiki that downloads the latest version of this regimen on 21 January, 600 copies have been downloaded. Accordingly, the word is getting out. http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 I've also translated the above link into the following QR Code. If you have the free QR Code reader/scanner app on your smart phone, scanning the following QR Code will download a pdf co
  11. Hey Spiny, Click on the following link. It will pull down a pdf copy of the anti-inflammatory regimen. Discuss it with your PCP or neurologist when you ask for the suggested labs. Once you;ve had the blood draw, get started... It will minimize then eliminate your daze on oxygen. http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 Take care and keep us posted, V/R, Batch
  12. The improved efficacy of oxygen therapy in aborting CH is based on lowering the partial pressure of arterial CO2 (PaCO2) through hyperventilation either with 100% oxygen or with room air for at least 30 seconds followed by a lung full of 100% oxygen that's held for 30 seconds. Breathing 100% oxygen at 7 to 9 liters/minute will actually make cluster headache worse if the user is animated by the CH pain. The extra physical activity coupled with a restricted level of lung ventilation causes PaCO2 to rise and systemic pH to drop (more acidic). This stimulates vasodilation further aggravat
  13. It don't get much better... The first half started slow then got ugly... At Half-Time, Lady Gaga turned a page on Cirque du Soleil with a high flying act that will not be surpassed !!! (Tough nuggies all you libs who though she was going to jump ugly on President Trump...) During the 2nd Half, Brady opened a big old can of Whoop-Ass... and the rest is history... It don't get much better than that... Expect the entire Patriot organization at the White House next week. BTW... The latest version of the Anti-Inflammatory Regimen CH preventative Treatment Protocol is available
  14. Hey Michfan, All, Some great comments so far... Regarding a very effective method of oxygen therapy that aborts CH in an average of 7 minutes. In researching why oxygen regulators with flow rates high enough to support hyperventilation (25 to 40 liters/minute) and oxygen demand valves were more effective with shorter CH abort times than a constant flow regulator at 15 liters/minute, I found that lowering the partial pressure of arterial CO2 (PACO2) was a key component in obtaining fast and reliable CH aborts. A lower PACO2 elevates the arterial pH (makes the blood more alkaline) an
  15. Hey John, Thanks for the reply... I'm confident this regimen is an effective migraine preventative... and yes, I've made a similar post on Migraine.com... but no response as yet. What's also interesting is oxygen therapy with hyperventilation is also an effective migraine abortive... There have been several studies done using oxygen therapy as a migraine abortive and all failed to produce meaningful/significant results... The reason these studies failed is they used an oxygen flow rate of 7 to 9 liters/minute per Dr. Kudrow. Huffing and puffing 100% oxygen at 25 to 40 liters/minute
  16. John, The anti-inflammatory regimen with 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 plus the cofactors is very effective in preventing migraine headache. My wife was the first to try this regimen to prevent her migraines in December of 2010 when she saw how it prevented my cluster headaches. Up until then she had been a chronic migraineur with 3 to 5 day long attacks hitting monthly like clockwork for over 20 years. She hasn't had a single migraine headache since. The main reason I don't discus taking the anti-inflammatory regimen as a migraine preventative more frequently is due to t
  17. ONS is an option of last resort for iCCHers who have tried all other means of controlling their CH. The following link will take readers to the study results. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0333102416673206 What's significant about the results of this study is what the authors don't say or explain. There is no mention of the invasive nature or the ONS implant surgical procedure, complications, expense, user involvement in its functions, or where the benefits of ONS occur. There's also no mention of medical evidence or its strength. I had the opportunity to work close
  18. How much vitamin D3 are you taking? Most CHers who prevent their CH with the anti-inflammatory regimen take 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 as well as the vitamin D3 cofactors (magnesium, zinc, boron, vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin K2) suggested with this regimen. You'll also sleep better taking this much vitamin D3. If you're desperate for sleep, abort the first CH of the night with oxygen therapy then take 25 mg of Imitrex... That should buy you at least 4 to 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Take care, V/R, Batch
  19. Hey Grumpytom, The soreness after a heavy CH hit is called cutaneous allodynia. Pain resulting from an innocuous stimulus to normal skin or scalp. It's usually triggered by touch that's not normally painful. It's a little known but common symptom of CH... Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  20. Hey Islandguy and Pebblesthecorgi I know what you two and Pebblescorgi's father are going through and the good news is it doesn't need to be that way... The odds are you’re vitamin D3 deficient and that deficiency is contributing to the frequency, severity and duration of your headaches. The results of lab tests for serum 25(OH)D, the metabolite of vitamin D3 that’s used to measure its status, taken before start of treatment with the anti-inflammatory regimen by 187 cluster headache sufferers (CHers) with active bouts of cluster headache (CH) are illustrated in the following normal d
  21. Hey Bounty, Allow me to offer a different opinion and option regarding the use of an oxygen concentrator. In researching why oxygen regulators with flow rates high enough to support hyperventilation and oxygen demand valves were more effective with shorter CH abort times than a constant flow regulator at 15 liters/minute, I found that lowering serum CO2 was a key component in obtaining fast and reliable CH aborts. A lower arterial CO2 content elevates the arterial pH (more alkaline) and this is a more powerful vasoconstrictor than oxygen even at 95% purity from the oxygen concentrator.
  22. Hey John, I should have jumped on your post a couple days ago. Off hand, I'd say you're off to a good start with the anti-inflammatory regimen with respect to your response so far. A reduction in the frequency, intensity and duration of CH is always a welcome. As far as what to do next, I'd start by adding just the magnesium. There are good reasons for doing this. For starers, 95% of CHers with active bouts of CH had a 25(OH)D serum concentration of ≤ 40 ng/mL before starting the anti-inflammatory regimen... In short they're vitamin D3 deficient... The odds are equally high the
  23. Bob, Thank you for the opportunity to speak in Austin. It was an exciting, rewarding and even humbling experience I'll not forget. Meeting another cluster headache sufferer for the first time is so very special and your conference provided the opportunity for me to meet so many CHers for the first time. I've been attending cluster headache conferences since 2006 and your conference in Austin was by far, the best, most professional and most informative conference of them all. It was also the largest. I've looked at a few photos and estimate your attendance was North of 110. I'd als
  24. Ricardo, You should be able to upload the videos to photobucket.com for free then post the links. This will help CHers who don't access Facebook. Take care, V/R, Batch
  25. Hey J, Great news... Stick with the anti-inflammatory regimen and you really won't need anything else. Take care, V/R, Batch
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