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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Into Light in Conference Cultivation Workshops   
    I'm honored to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience during 2 "grow demos" as part of this years conference agenda!
    I've been working on a PDF file documenting all of the Teks and processes that I'll be presenting for several months now and will be putting the finishing touches on it this next week!
    I've done it all on my Samsung Note and am too technically challenged to figure out how to transfer it to my laptop in PDF format....but our conference chairwoman has assured me that she'll "git r done" for me when I get to Dallas the day before the conference begins.
    All that to say this.....if you're planning to attend the conference and want to get the PDF, be sure to bring a thumb drive with you......the doc contains a lot of pics and is extremely large so I feel like that will be the easiest, fastest way to distribute it!
    See ya'll soon!!
    Dallas Denny 
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from GodsBlessedGirl in Episodic to Chronic....   
    From the time that my CH's started in 1983 until my last cycle prior to the one I am in now I always had somewhat of a handle on when to expect a cycle to start.  Cycles were anywhere from 10 to 14 weeks with a remission period of 10 to 18 months.
    When I was finally diagnosed with CH my neurologists told me that many people outgrew them in their late 50's.  So, when I didn't have the cycle I expected a couple of years ago when I turned 60, I thought maybe I had outlived the beast...yeah..riiightt....
    I did make it PF for almost 4 years before the start of this cycle. The timecycle for me has always been 5 to 7 weeks from the first "twinge" to the start of the peak, with the peak usually lasting another 5 to 6 weeks with 6 to 10 hits a day.  For me, it has always been like someone "turned off the water faucet", it goes from the 6 to 10 hits one day to maybe only 2 the next, then a PF day followed by 1 hit, a couple of PF days and then 1 hit and the cycle is over.  Usually no more than a week from end of peak to end of cycle.
    The difference in this cycle is that after having that predictable end of cycle week, the hits have now started up again and seem to be building in frequency and severity!
    After reading so many peoples storys about becoming chronic with CH, I gotta admit to having some real fear right now.  And to top it off, my wife is a hospice nurse and she got a new outpatient last week with history of CH.  He was episodic til his late 50's then went chronic until at 68 they just stopped. He has now been PF for over 10 years.....well....as PF as a 78 yo can be I guess....LOL
    I know the beast has his way with us in all different manners but was just curious about others experience that have gone from episodic to chronic.
    Wishing for PFDAN's for all
    Dallas Denny
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in 2019 Conference how is/was it?   
    Home safe!!  Another phenomenal conference, we are so blessed by Bob, Eileen and and the many volunteers who tireless efforts give our tribe the opportunity to gather like this every year!! 
    It was so very cool to meet sooo many 1st timers who are relatively new comers in this community!.
    Its amazing how much this thing has grown since my first in Portland 2009!  The agenda has become so full of speakers that we need 1 more conference day so it's not quite as busy and we have more time to socialize!
    I'll post later about the highlights but for now I'm about to go lay on the bed and inspect the back of my eyelids for a couple hours!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in 2019 Conference how is/was it?   
    Quick update before I pass out!!  Great turnout with many new faces!!  Had an awesome time at the Presidents reception!
    I spoke to one of the clusterbusters board of directors (and official conference photographer) this evening and she will submit all of her photos to our Website person so she can make them available to the forum!!
    And, the film crew isn't coming til tomorrow so they'll actually be filming one of the grow demos that will be included in an upcoming clusterbusters documentary!!
    Tim made it already and 2 other folks gave up on getting out of the airport, took an uber to greyhound and are on a bus headed this way!
    And had the pleasure of meeting Freud and FunTimes......but theres severals that I haven't met yet although I know they're here!  Looks like we'll easily top 200 attendees....don't think it will break the record but it's a long way from the 40ish bunch of us in 2010!!
    G'nite ya'll
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in New to the group and suffering   
    Welcome to the community Willy!!  Sorry you had the need to join us!
    Good to see that you have O2!!
    I'd suggest that you clue your doc in on the sumatriptin (imitrex).......for the vast majority of clusterheads the pills just don't work fast enough.....the imitrex nasal sprays work a bit better, but if you have to resort to the use of trex, the best option by far is injections.
    The best thing you can do in my opinion is read up on the anti inflammatory vitamin D3 regimen in our files section......you can start on it immediately once you have acquired all of the co factors but you will need to have some bloodwork done to establish your baseline levels.......we've watched this regimen work in folks life with ch for closing in on 10 years.....works well for about 75 to 80% of folks to either reduce the frequency and intensity of their hits or become painfree!!  The originator of the regimen, Batch, is active on the forum so ask any questions you might have and someone will have an answer!
    The last option is busting and you'll also find extensive info on that in the clusterbusters files or the share your busting stories section of the forum.
    Dallas Denny 
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in 2019 Conference how is/was it?   
    Home safe!!  Another phenomenal conference, we are so blessed by Bob, Eileen and and the many volunteers who tireless efforts give our tribe the opportunity to gather like this every year!! 
    It was so very cool to meet sooo many 1st timers who are relatively new comers in this community!.
    Its amazing how much this thing has grown since my first in Portland 2009!  The agenda has become so full of speakers that we need 1 more conference day so it's not quite as busy and we have more time to socialize!
    I'll post later about the highlights but for now I'm about to go lay on the bed and inspect the back of my eyelids for a couple hours!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in 2019 Conference how is/was it?   
    Home safe!!  Another phenomenal conference, we are so blessed by Bob, Eileen and and the many volunteers who tireless efforts give our tribe the opportunity to gather like this every year!! 
    It was so very cool to meet sooo many 1st timers who are relatively new comers in this community!.
    Its amazing how much this thing has grown since my first in Portland 2009!  The agenda has become so full of speakers that we need 1 more conference day so it's not quite as busy and we have more time to socialize!
    I'll post later about the highlights but for now I'm about to go lay on the bed and inspect the back of my eyelids for a couple hours!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in 2019 Conference how is/was it?   
    Quick update before I pass out!!  Great turnout with many new faces!!  Had an awesome time at the Presidents reception!
    I spoke to one of the clusterbusters board of directors (and official conference photographer) this evening and she will submit all of her photos to our Website person so she can make them available to the forum!!
    And, the film crew isn't coming til tomorrow so they'll actually be filming one of the grow demos that will be included in an upcoming clusterbusters documentary!!
    Tim made it already and 2 other folks gave up on getting out of the airport, took an uber to greyhound and are on a bus headed this way!
    And had the pleasure of meeting Freud and FunTimes......but theres severals that I haven't met yet although I know they're here!  Looks like we'll easily top 200 attendees....don't think it will break the record but it's a long way from the 40ish bunch of us in 2010!!
    G'nite ya'll
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in 2019 Conference how is/was it?   
    Home safe!!  Another phenomenal conference, we are so blessed by Bob, Eileen and and the many volunteers who tireless efforts give our tribe the opportunity to gather like this every year!! 
    It was so very cool to meet sooo many 1st timers who are relatively new comers in this community!.
    Its amazing how much this thing has grown since my first in Portland 2009!  The agenda has become so full of speakers that we need 1 more conference day so it's not quite as busy and we have more time to socialize!
    I'll post later about the highlights but for now I'm about to go lay on the bed and inspect the back of my eyelids for a couple hours!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Brain on fire in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    G'mornin ya'll!
    About to start loading up the car and get on the road....expect to get to Grapevine by mid morning!!  I went to a 3 day music festival with all Texas bands (ZZ Top was the headliner!) In Grapevine during the summer of '71 but that's another story entirely.....the parts of I can remember anyway...lmao!!
    Already several folks there and quite a few more getting in this morning!!
    Safe travels to all and see ya'll soon!!!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Brain on fire in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    G'mornin ya'll!
    About to start loading up the car and get on the road....expect to get to Grapevine by mid morning!!  I went to a 3 day music festival with all Texas bands (ZZ Top was the headliner!) In Grapevine during the summer of '71 but that's another story entirely.....the parts of I can remember anyway...lmao!!
    Already several folks there and quite a few more getting in this morning!!
    Safe travels to all and see ya'll soon!!!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny reacted to Ken’sHead in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Wow.. DallasDenny, that was fast. Thanks for the help. Makes life easier just having “the plan”....
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Ken’sHead in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    G'mornin Ken
    Just spoke to our conference chairwoman to verify that you can check out an O2 cylinder to take to your room at the Hilton...needs to be returned by Sunday afternoon.
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Tom S from Phila in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Hey Ken!
    Just bring your mask and E tank regulator.....clusterbusters will have O2 cylinders available to check out and take to your room!
    DD
     
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Freud in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Woo Hoo!!  Sittin on ready and rockin on go BOF!!!  Looking forward to seeing old friends again and making many new ones!!  Looks like there's gonna be a lot of 1st timers!!
    As she stated above,  if not this year then start making plans to make it happen next year.....the experience of a lifetime for a clusterhead and something you'll never forget!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny reacted to Pebblesthecorgi in Do Cluster cause Physical Damage?   
    Clusters do not cause any known physical damage.  Of course each clusterhead has their own personal hell of psychic damage which could range from mild depression to defiance to PTSD-like manifestations.  Mental health challenges can cause legitimate physical problems.  The other issue becomes imaginary thinking.  We spend lots of time trying to figure these things out (triggers, weather, meds, habits, etc.  its easy to try and explain every anomaly we experience in the context of clusters but its often unrelated.
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Tom S from Phila in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Hey Ken!
    Just bring your mask and E tank regulator.....clusterbusters will have O2 cylinders available to check out and take to your room!
    DD
     
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from jon019 in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Clusterbusters will have O2 available Ken!  I'll be looking forward to meeting you!  This will be my 5th!  It's an experience you'll never forget!!
    Dallas Denny 
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Freud in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Woo Hoo!!  Sittin on ready and rockin on go BOF!!!  Looking forward to seeing old friends again and making many new ones!!  Looks like there's gonna be a lot of 1st timers!!
    As she stated above,  if not this year then start making plans to make it happen next year.....the experience of a lifetime for a clusterhead and something you'll never forget!!
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from jon019 in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Clusterbusters will have O2 available Ken!  I'll be looking forward to meeting you!  This will be my 5th!  It's an experience you'll never forget!!
    Dallas Denny 
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from BKP in You Know the Ironic Thing About Cluster Headaches?   
    @BKP
    I just recieved a T shirt that I ordered from Amazon for the conference next month....sez "Yeah, sex is cool but have you ever felt the Beast leaving after a bad attack?"
    DD
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in New to the group and suffering   
    Welcome to the community Willy!!  Sorry you had the need to join us!
    Good to see that you have O2!!
    I'd suggest that you clue your doc in on the sumatriptin (imitrex).......for the vast majority of clusterheads the pills just don't work fast enough.....the imitrex nasal sprays work a bit better, but if you have to resort to the use of trex, the best option by far is injections.
    The best thing you can do in my opinion is read up on the anti inflammatory vitamin D3 regimen in our files section......you can start on it immediately once you have acquired all of the co factors but you will need to have some bloodwork done to establish your baseline levels.......we've watched this regimen work in folks life with ch for closing in on 10 years.....works well for about 75 to 80% of folks to either reduce the frequency and intensity of their hits or become painfree!!  The originator of the regimen, Batch, is active on the forum so ask any questions you might have and someone will have an answer!
    The last option is busting and you'll also find extensive info on that in the clusterbusters files or the share your busting stories section of the forum.
    Dallas Denny 
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in New to the group and suffering   
    Welcome to the community Willy!!  Sorry you had the need to join us!
    Good to see that you have O2!!
    I'd suggest that you clue your doc in on the sumatriptin (imitrex).......for the vast majority of clusterheads the pills just don't work fast enough.....the imitrex nasal sprays work a bit better, but if you have to resort to the use of trex, the best option by far is injections.
    The best thing you can do in my opinion is read up on the anti inflammatory vitamin D3 regimen in our files section......you can start on it immediately once you have acquired all of the co factors but you will need to have some bloodwork done to establish your baseline levels.......we've watched this regimen work in folks life with ch for closing in on 10 years.....works well for about 75 to 80% of folks to either reduce the frequency and intensity of their hits or become painfree!!  The originator of the regimen, Batch, is active on the forum so ask any questions you might have and someone will have an answer!
    The last option is busting and you'll also find extensive info on that in the clusterbusters files or the share your busting stories section of the forum.
    Dallas Denny 
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from CHfather in New to the group and suffering   
    Welcome to the community Willy!!  Sorry you had the need to join us!
    Good to see that you have O2!!
    I'd suggest that you clue your doc in on the sumatriptin (imitrex).......for the vast majority of clusterheads the pills just don't work fast enough.....the imitrex nasal sprays work a bit better, but if you have to resort to the use of trex, the best option by far is injections.
    The best thing you can do in my opinion is read up on the anti inflammatory vitamin D3 regimen in our files section......you can start on it immediately once you have acquired all of the co factors but you will need to have some bloodwork done to establish your baseline levels.......we've watched this regimen work in folks life with ch for closing in on 10 years.....works well for about 75 to 80% of folks to either reduce the frequency and intensity of their hits or become painfree!!  The originator of the regimen, Batch, is active on the forum so ask any questions you might have and someone will have an answer!
    The last option is busting and you'll also find extensive info on that in the clusterbusters files or the share your busting stories section of the forum.
    Dallas Denny 
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    Dallas Denny got a reaction from Freud in To all attending the 2019 Conference in Dallas   
    Woo Hoo!!  Sittin on ready and rockin on go BOF!!!  Looking forward to seeing old friends again and making many new ones!!  Looks like there's gonna be a lot of 1st timers!!
    As she stated above,  if not this year then start making plans to make it happen next year.....the experience of a lifetime for a clusterhead and something you'll never forget!!
    DD
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