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  1. Dear GBeth, Check your PM InBox. I've sent you a message that should help. Take care, V/R, Batch
  2. There's an excellent video of Dr. Paul Marik, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, explaining his MATH+ COVID-19 protocol at the following link. It's long, but well worth the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZJixjgu3tk I've been exchanging email with Dr. Marik for the last 5 months. There's an excellent analysis of the MATH+ protocol at the following link. https://covid19criticalcare.com/math-hospital-treatment/scientific-review-of-covid-19-and-math-plus/#1596274217294-29a4f4e2-63ce Take care, V/R, Ba
  3. Spiny, As I indicated in an earlier post in this thread, Pepcid (Famotidine) is a histamine H2 receptor blocker. There's evidence Quercetin is a little safer and more effective as an antiviral than Famotidine. That said, the COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group (FLCCC) treatment protocol for COVID-19 patients in the ER calls for intravenous methylprednisone, high-dose ascorbic acid (vitamin C), thiamine (Vitamin B1) and heparin. Optional additions include melatonin, zinc, vitamin D3, atorvastatin, famotidine and magnesium. Quercetin also acts as an ionophore transporting zinc ion
  4. Jon, Er... Make that Spiny, (Forgot my cheaters) Regarding Pepcid (famotidine), it's a histamine H1 blocker and there have been two completed studies taking it during a COVID-19 infection listed in clinicaltrials.gov. The first was based on a questionnaire sent to COVID-19 outpatients who took it during a COVID-19 infection. The second study involved a Therapeutic Plasma Eexchange as a treatment for COVID-19. The protocol called for supportive treatment that included Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, Famotidine, Enoxaparin and Methylprednisolone so Prpcid wasn't the only intervention. Neithe
  5. Here's a lesson learned from the last time CMS requested public comments on their Non-Coverage Determination for home oxygen therapy for Medicare Beneficiaries suffering from CH in 2010. Do not write about your personal experience with home oxygen therapy as a CH abortive. It will be redacted and a waste of time. Do write about what you have observed in other CHers using oxygen as a CH abortive. Do write about the cost differential between home oxygen therapy as a CH abortive and the $100 dollar a pop street price for a subcutaneous imitrex injection limited to nine per month.
  6. Siegfried, What was your 25(OH)D3 serum concentration? Here are my labs for serum 25(OH)D3, Calcium and PTH over the last three years. My PCP understands calcium homeostasis and that I keep my 25(OH)D3 serum concentration this high to prevent my CH during periods of high pollen and mold spore counts. Accordingly, he has no problems with it being this high as long as my serum calcium remains within its normal reference range and as you can see, it has. Did your PCP run labs for your serum calcium and PTH? Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  7. For what it's worth, here's the logic and science behind the 12-Day accelerated vitamin D3 loading schedule and why the initial target 25(OH)D3 serum concentration is 80 ng/mL. 1. From the online survey data of 313 CHers who have reported their results after starting this regimen since Dec 2011, we have the normal distribution chart of baseline 25(OH)D3 lab results before starting this regimen and normal distribution chart of the objective (Favorable CH Response) 25(OH)D3 labs after ≥30 days on this regimen. As you can see, CHers reporting in this survey with active CH, we
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    D3 Experience

    Bryan, I would try loading vitamin D3 at 50,000 IU/day for a week just to build your 25(OH)D3 reserves higher and in the process, help get the CH beast back under control. Taking vitamin D3 is particularly important to help prevent viral infections like COVID-19. It's also best to start taking at least 50 mg/day zinc picolinate, 400 mg/day Quercetin and 1 gram of vitamin C three times a day. These are the immune boosting supplements that work the best. The nutritional supplements illustrated in the photo below provide a safe (No Harms) and proven prophylaxis for most viral infecti
  9. Hey SECAuthentics, All of us on the anti-inflammatory regimen experience burnthrough CH at one time or another. The solution is simple. If you haven't switched to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3 now is a good time to do so. You can order it from amazon or iherb. In the mean time most CHers in your shoes, me included, have loaded vitamin D3 at 50,000 IU/day for a week then droped back to the usual maintenance dose. When you switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50, one capsule a week is a good starting maintenance dose. I updated the basic regimen in July of 2018 adding
  10. Hey Siegfried, A vitamin D3 level of 85 ng/mL only helps a little over 50% of CHers prevent their CH. The rest need higher 25(OH)D3 serum concentrations up to 180 ng/mL as illustrated in the normal distribution chart of 25(OH)D3 labs reported by 257 CHers who reported a favorable response to vitamin D3 in the online survey. Granted, this data is from cluster headache sufferers not people diagnosed with hemicrania continua (HC). That said, there is ample evidence that HC shares most of the same pathophysiology as CH which means it should respond to the anti-inflammatory regimen
  11. Hey Tess, Sounds like you're on the right track with all the supplements and your plan to switch back to the liquid softgel vitamin D3 formulation. If you add 50 mg/day zinc picolinate and 400 to 800 mg/day Quercetin, you'll have an immune boosting combination that should lower the incidence of viral infections as illustrated in the following photo of what I've been taking since January of this year. There's ample medical evidence of efficacy in reducing viral infections for vitamin D3, vitamin C, zinc, and Quercetin in the form of RCTs. There's an extensive list of vitamin D3 studies
  12. Hey Rudolf, Good questions. For starters, the following chart comes from the online survey of 313 CHers taking this regimen of which 257 (82%) experienced a favorable response in the first 30 days. The favorable response was a significant reduction in the frequency of their CH from 21 CH/week down to 3 to 4 CH/week as illustrated the normal distribution and cumulative probability curves for their 25(OH)D3 serum concentrations measured ≥30 days after start of regimen. As you can see, the mean 25(OH)D3 response is 80 ng/mL (200 nmol/L) with a min at 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) and ma
  13. Dehabel, Off hand it appears you're starting to respond to the anti-inflammatory regimen. Steroids tend to slow the response to vitamin D3 and all the cofactors. That said when push comes to shove, steroids do work... it's a tradeoff. Oxygen and a week to 10 day course of Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCL) at 25 mg every 4 hours during the day and at bedtime will help. Just be careful and not drive as this much Diphenhydramine will make you drowsy. Many CHers who need to drive during the day have found it's best to wait until you've home for the day then take 50 mg as you walk thr
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    Benadryl

    Hey Dehabel. You're not annoying. You've received some great answers about Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCL). Diphenhydramine is classified as an anticholinergic - a chemical that blocks the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) at synapses in the central and the peripheral nervous systems. Accordingly, it should only be taken for a week to 10 days dosing at 25 mg every 3 to 4 hours during the day and at bedtime. As Diphenhydramine a also classified as a first-generation antihistamine, it's antcholinergic properties will make you drowsy so you should avoid driving while taki
  15. The experts at Orthomolecular have a very similar immune boosting protocol to help guard against viral infections. https://orthomolecular.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=6c4b761a28b734fe93831e3fb400ce87.161&s=b6603c369765a26b8432c6fde3807447 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, June 4, 2020Personalize Your COVID-19 Prevention An Orthomolecular Protocol by Michael J Gonzalez, NMD, PhD Recommended supplementation (basic): Take immune-optimizing supplements. There are a number of supplements you can take that will improv
  16. Hey Dana, Howz the head? Your supplements look great! There are a few more important supplements you can add to help boost your immune system functions to prevent viral infections beyond that made possible by vitamin D3 and its cofactors. You've already got 4 of the 7 covered so all you really need to add are the 50 mg/day zinc picolinate, 800 mg/day Quercetin and at least 3 grams/day (1g 3XDay) vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). Zinc supports a number of important enzymatic reactions. It also blocks virus from entering cells lining lung alveoli. When used with quercetin that acts
  17. Pebblesthecorggi, Understand... However, as there is no down-side safety issue in taking 3 grams/day vitamin C or 5000 IU/day vitamin D3, and there is more than sufficient up-side potential based on substantial evidence in their efficacy in preventing and treating colds and flu, there's much to gain an nothing to lose at a cost of 12 cents/day. Nothing is 100% effective or certain save for death and taxes. Moreover, as none of us gets out of here alive, at 75, my goal is to maintain the best quality of life possible. I take far more vitamin C and vitamin D3 than listed above. Joy
  18. Hey Microdosing, Great question and you're OK! There's a very simple reason why the nostril on the hit side gets the gush and stuffy during a CH. The pain and neruogenic inflammation during an active CH hit triggers the eye on the hit side to water. This starts happening between Kip-5 and Kip-7 pain levels for most CHers and the flow increases as the pain goes up. The tearing caused by CH hits ≥ kip 5 drains down the nasolacrimal ducts at the inside corner of the eye next to the nose on the hit side. The saline tear fluid exits these ducts into the nasal cavity, as its name implies.
  19. Hey Bee, I strongly support the use of mm and the other things discussed at this site. I've seen them work effectively up close and personal, busting CH cycles when even vitamin D3 wasn't effective. I just don't have any expertise in this area so leave that to the experts here. I also spent a year helping Dr. John Halpern, MD, get the BOL used in his study into a "Fast Track" approval process at the FDA. As a 75-year-old retired Navy fighter pilot, the disciplines needed to fly fighters at 1,000 miles an hour, fight bad guys in high-G combat maneuvering and land on an aircraft carri
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    Hey Batch!!!

    Vitamin D3 stimulates the synthesis of melatonin naturally.
  21. Hey Igdc, Good comments. My experience with CH that dates back to 1994 with my first bout with CH and I've been chronic since 2005. What I've found is the severity of this disorder is compounded by vitamin D3 and magnesium deficiencies and there's a clear inverse relationship between CH frequency and serum 25(OH)D3, the serum level metabolite of vitamin D3 that's measured by lab tests. Well over 2500 CHers are now taking the anti-inflammatory regimen with 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 and cofactors to prevent their CH. The updated version of the supplements called for in this regimen
  22. Hey Mark, Thank you for your service. The Redneck Reservoir bags work like a champ with aborts running around 7 minutes with the procedure outlined in my previous post. I made the one shown in the photo while salmon fishing in Pelican, AK, a fish camp with population 76 in the winter so there are no medical oxygen suppliers. Fortunately, there are lots of welders and plenty of welding oxygen. I made up two such Redneck Reservoir bags last June when an allergic reaction to mold spores kicked me out of a CH remission that had been running for over a year CH pain free. I filled these ba
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