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  1. Ohayou Geisha, You're on the right track upping the daily maintenance dose to 20,000 IU/day. There are a couple other things to try. The first is to take a 50,000 IU/day loading dose of vitamin D3 for two to three days then drop back to your usual maintenance dose. If you're still experiencing shadows after three days of loading, add another day or two of the50,000 IU/day loading dose. The second thing is switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble form of vitamin D3. Many of us have found it to be faster acting with a higher bioequivalence in elevating serum 25(OH)D3 as the
  2. Grassrootshealth has the 25(OH)D3 blood spot test kits for $65 at the following link: https://daction.grassrootshealth.net/product/vitamin-d-home-test-kit/
  3. Hey EyecePick, We know what you've been going through and the good news is it doesn't need to be that way. I sent you a PM with the information about starting the anti-inflammatory regimen. As CH beast has been jumping real ugly making your life miserable, I wouldn't wait for an appointment with your PCP/GP or neurologist if its going to take more than 3 to 4 days. I would pick up the needed supplements and start this regimen as soon as you have them in hand. You can see your PCP/GP or neurologist at any time and explain what you've been taking and why. You should have a copy of the
  4. Hey Emmalou, CHfather is spot on saying your 25(OH)D3 serum concentration target is a therapeutic range between 200 nmol/L and 250 nmol/L so the anti-inflammatory regimen is definitely for you as your serum 25(OH)D3 concentration at 86 nmol/L (34.4 ng/mL) is still too low. The following photo illustrates the supplements by brand and dose I take and suggest to other CHers as we've found they have the best response in preventing CHIf you live outside the US you can order most of these supplements through iherb.com when you're ready to reorder. If you live in the US, you can order all of t
  5. Jlands, Allergic reactions to CHers are like Kryptonite to Superman. I had a huge allergic reaction to mold spores in June of 2018 that kicked me out of a CH remission that had lasted nearly two years and my 25(OH)D3 was ~140 ng/mL at the time. It took a week of loading vitamin D3 at 50,000 IU/day, extra magnesium and Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCL) at 25 mg every four hours to stop the CH beast from jumping ugly... I switched to the Bio-Tech D3-50 and did a taper from 50,000 IU/day down to 50,000 IU/week over a two week period. I've been CH pain free ever since. Hope this helps.
  6. Jlands, What's your latest 25(OH)D3 serum concentration and what's your vitamin D3 dose? I've gotten whacked with mine upwards of 140 ng/mL when hit with an allergic reaction to mold spores. Take care and let us know how the Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCL) works. V/R, Batch
  7. Hey Jlands, For starters, you're likely vitamin D3 deficient and that deficiency contributes to the frequency of your CH. We've plenty of data to verify that statement as indicated in the following normal distribution chart of 313 CHer's 25(OH)D3 lab results prior to starting vitamin D3 therapy. 25(OH)D3 is the serum 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. All of them were experiencing an active bout of CH with an average frequency of 3 CH/day/24 hrs. As you can see from the following chart, 60% of t
  8. Hey JenniDawn, Did you get my PM? Check your PM InBox. V/R, Batch
  9. Hey CSA, Thanks for the reply. While you're looking for a new PCP/GP, I'd restart vitamin D3 therapy. The following photo illustrates the brands and daily doses my wife, the rest of our family and I have been taking for many years. This is also what I suggested in the posted version of this protocol since 2011. It will also be in the updated version of this protocol I hope to have ready for prime time and downloads from VitaminDWiki.com in December. You'll find the "How To" instructions at the following link. Take a copy to your new PCP/GP when you find one. http://www.vit
  10. Hey CSA, We're not doctors so don't diagnose, treat or prescribe. That said, from our collective experience, we know what you've apparently been going through. What we can do is provide you with information you can take to your PA friend and his PCP/GP, your headache specialist and neurologist should you get a referral. From my experience providing information to hundreds of CHers over the last 8 years on the benefits of vitamin D3 and its cofactors in preventing CH, you're likely vitamin D3 deficient. That deficiency is contributing to the frequency (albeit low at this point), sev
  11. Hey Alikhan, Oxygen therapy with hyperventilation can be effective aborting both cluster and migraine headaches. If you haven't tried it, the anti-inflammatory regimen with 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 plus the cofactors has a proven track record preventing cluster and migraine headaches. You can download a copy of this treatment protocol at the following vitaminDwiki link: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  12. Trent, I haven't used my oxygen kit since I developed and started taking the anti-inflammatory regimen on 10 October of 2010 except for demonstrations. The aluminum M60, Flotec Inc InGage® 0-60 lpm regulator with DISS fitting and Carnét oxygen demand valve sit unused under a plastic bag in the laundry room. There's still over 1000 psi left in the M-Size welder's cylinder in the garage I picked up in August 2010. We live out in the woods with plenty of logging equipment so I actually do some oxy-acetylene cutting and welding. There's no question that an oxygen demand valve system ma
  13. Hey Trent, I'm impressed... A life time ban from E-bay... Wow! Welcome to the club... I received a life time band from Facebook for suggesting 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 plus the vitamin D3 cofactors was an effective preventative for migraine headache. Given you've invested in more than sufficient numbers of M-Size and E-Size oxygen cylinders, I'd suggest a very cost effective alternative to an oxygen demand valve and regulator with DISS fittings. It's called the Redneck Oxygen Reservoir Bag. I made the first one from a new kitchen trash bag, a plastic soda bottle with the bottom
  14. Hey Signals, Welcome to Clusterbusters. We know what you've been going through so you've come to the right place. Regarding travel and taking the vitamin D3 regimen, I pack a ziplock bag with enough vitamin D3 and cofactors to last the duration of my travels plus enough for a few more days in case of delays and keep it in my carry on bag. In the 8 + years since I developed this regimen, I've never had any problems with TSA or customs during international travel. I switched to the Bio-Tech D3-50 water soluble 50,000 IU vitamin D3 capsules. They make the loading schedule a snap at
  15. Into Light, Gotcha... PM on the way to Spikeinthehead. V/R, Batch
  16. Hey Chris, Excellent question. Data from the online survey of 313 CHers taking this regimen suggest the following initial target serum concentration ranges measured ≥ 30 days after start of regimen: ECHers - 80 to 90 ng/mL CCHers - 90 to 100 ng/mL To be clear, these are the initial target ranges. If you don't experience a significant reduction in the frequency of your CH or a complete cessation of CH at the 30 day mark, start/continue loading vitamin D3 at 50,000 IU/day. How long should you stay on the loading schedule becomes the next question. The average 25(OH)D3 res
  17. Hey Wesconsin, Welcome aboard. You've come to the right place. Check your PM inbox. I've sent you some information on preventing migraine headache. Take care, V/R, Batch
  18. Siegfried, Check your In Box. I've sent you some information about the anti-inflammatory regimen with vitamin D3. It's surprisingly effective in preventing migraine headaches with a few additions. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  19. Hey Dana, As far as a restock of your anti-inflammatory regimen supplements go, the following photo illustrates the "Go To" supplements I take and suggest to other CHers. The doses illustrated are daily with the exception of the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU (1,250 mcg) water soluble vitamin D3. Here I take one D3-50 capsule a week as the maintenance dose. That works out to an average dose of 7,000 IU/day. If that maintenance dose is insufficient to keep you CH pain free, reduce the daily interval from 7 days down to 6 days (8333 IU/day), 5 days (10,000 IU/day), 4 days (12,500 IU/day)
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    Life Update

    Awesome Dana. Hang tough Kat.
  21. Kat, Gender has little to do with the efficacy of oxygen therapy in aborting CH. If used properly with hyperventilation at forced vital capacity tidle volumes either with 100% oxygen at 30 to 40 liters/minute with a non-rebreathing oxygen mask, hyperventilating with an oxygen demand valve, or by hyperventilating with room air for 30 seconds at forced vital capacity tidle volumes then inhale a lungful of 100% oxygen and hold it for 30 seconds then repeat this sequence until the pain is gone. In all three methods, the average abort time should be around 7 minutes with > 95% efficacy an
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    D3 injection

    Hey Ali, Great question and I understand your concerns. For starters, the anti-inflammatory regimen is very safe. With well over 2000 CHers taking it there have been no reports of adverse events requiring medical attention and no reports of vitamin D3 intoxication/toxicity since I started posting about the efficacy of the anti-inflammatory regimen in December of 2011. Moreover, this regimen is so safe and so important for good health, I've had my entire family taking it for nearly 7 years and none of them have CH. My daughter and niece took this regimen at 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3
  23. Hey Dan, I've a published version of the anti-inflammatory regimen CH and MH preventative treatment protocol posted for download on the following VitaminDWiki link: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Life Update

    Hey Dana, G'day mate. Bonzer feedback! I can't think of a better way of convincing wallflower CHers, waiting for the next 2-step tango with the devil, to start this vitamin D3 regimen than with a success story like yours. Your words are far more convincing than anything I could say. Perth has some very fine local brews so please sip a frosty brew for me or my other favorite down under, Bundy & Coke. Good on ya, V/R, Batch
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    Vitamine D3

    Hey Cocobongo, Howz the head? Good work checking out the supplement facts and great question. It's clear the Kirkland Adult 50+ Mature Multi is formulated differently for different countries outside the US. Go with the second supplement. The goal of this regimen is a CH pain free response. If the CH beast continues jumping ugly, don't be afraid to increase the vitamin D3 daily maintenance dose until you're CH pain free. Be sure to see your PCP/GP for labs of your serum 25(OH)D, calcium and PTH 30 days after you reach a stable vitamin D3 dose. As long as your serum calcium is wi
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