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Everything posted by spiny

  1. Have you tried adding Benadryl or Quercitin (spelling?) to the D3 Regimen? Pollen season and all, I would suspect allergies to be playing into your situation more than dropping the SSRI. The antihistamine could very well help!! I stuck with the Benadryl as I have taken it for allergies for years. Sorry for the late response!! Sort of covered up for a few days.
  2. Sorry that I missed this Archimedes. The only sure thing that I can say from my viewpoint is that if it is kicking off a cycle by dropping it, I would wait till a 'safe' time. IE, one where I have never had a cycle. I try not to change anything if it is time for my cycle. Don't rock that boat is my mantra! I do see where it is normal to take a month to get off of Zoloft and the side effects can be tough. Some take 6-8 weeks to get completely off of it and minimize the withdrawal symptoms.. So, your decision to go more slowly is logical and used medically as well. The drug has a short half
  3. Hi Matthew. I am not aware if anyone trying this. I highly suspect that there are different ingredients in the nasal vs the injection. So, I doubt that it would be a good thing to try!!!! You could spend some time on the Net to see what are the ingredients of each. They likely are rather different due to the method of administration at the very least. Please, take care! What else are you doing for your CH? O2? Energy drinks? Are you Episodic? Have you tried the D3 Regimen? ATB!
  4. Hey tmac, I don't think that working out would deplete your D3, but I am hardly an expert! In addition, you are taking a lot of it daily. When was your last blood work to check your level of D3? I definitely recommend that you have a blood draw to check your D at a minimum. Exercise helps some with their hits and makes them worse for others. Just the luck of the draw I think. But, it sounds like this is a recent change for you. So, I stand by, get a blood test and see where your D currently stands. You can order one from Lab Corp in many states yourself and it is pretty cheap.
  5. Very well stated Jteira! From my reading, microdosing would be about 0.1 to 0.3 grams, yes? Therapeutic is 1 gram and above.
  6. That is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing this with the group.
  7. This is one of Batchs' first papers on D3. I take the vitamins pictured there, along with Benadryl in pollen season. Adding the B vitamins is good for many, but I cannot take it so did not add it. He should do the loading. You can order a D3 Test to take at home I think. Or at Lab Corp perhaps. I don't think a doctors order is needed. The paper is quite long, but contains good info if it peaks your interest. ATB! https://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708
  8. Personally, I wait two weeks after I attain pain free status to do 'the beer test'. If there are any shadows, I don't partake. But, when my cycle is over, I can imbibe all that I want to!
  9. Relief is often felt within 2-3 weeks. Please list the vitamins that you are taking. How much did you 'load'? Or are you just taking 20k of D3 daily? The K is important. Adding Benadryl helps many this time of year with pollen rates rising.
  10. Awesome trjones!! Let us know how it goes please? This could be a wonderful new way for CHers to get assistance!
  11. Welcome John! I fixed it for you. Sounds like a rough mess with COVID in the mix! I too wonder how others have fared! Perhaps the move will help with responses.
  12. Bejeeber is correct. A check for HC seems to be in order since you have no pain free time between hits. Indo. can be hard on your stomach, but provides great relief. I would suggest getting in touch with you neuro to do a test run with it to see if it helps! Fingers crossed for you!!!
  13. I have 15 minutes between hits. So, that gives me a time frame for the O2. I suspect that you get a hit that ramps up and back down again? When it ramps down I suspect that you will a short period that is about as pain free as you get and then it goes up again. I would down the energy drink or caffeine then and hit the O2. I start at onset, you would start at minimum to see if that works. Jon's input is solid, so read and use that info too!!! As you learn to work it, you will learn the methods that work best for you. The objective is to get the CO2 out of your body and pure O2 into
  14. With the O2, D3, and caffeine, he should be in for some relief. Those are the main 'go-to's' for most CHer's. Please understand that O2 kills the current hit. It does not prevent the next one. It is going to come on schedule. That does not mean the O2 is not working, just that it kills one but does not prevent the next one. If he is nocturnal, then sleeping partially reclined in a recliner helps a lot of people. You keep your head above your heart and it helps. Also makes waking with the next hit faster and therefore easier to abort. The D3 can take up to 2 weeks to feel the relief. It l
  15. Hi Lstetse and welcome. I am not familiar with the Olsen, but doing a quick search, there are many of them!! Which one do you have? And describe 'doesn't fit' please. Is the 1/2 too big and the 1/4 too small? That will give us more info to go on and help you! Please read the blue banner at the top of the page. It contains a lot of info for new members that you will find helpful. What meds is your husband taking now? Some do not play well with MM. In addition, it is the standard to wait 5 days between busts. I am not sure if you meant with the busting info. Did he bust one day and
  16. It is quite the read Pebbles. And it supports my experience of not seeing microdosing as a way to kill a cycle to date. Much talk at times, but not much in the way of 'It worked for me'!!! Interesting info on the placebo effect!
  17. I would not suspect the D3 Regimen was upset by a slapback. While it might not kill this cycle, the regimen will make hits lighter, easier, and slower to ramp up. It could very possibly prevent the next cycle though if your D3 levels are in the upper range needed. ATB!
  18. Many cannot participate due to age as well. Thanks for jumping in there again Fun Times!!!!
  19. Has it stopped your hits???? I'm thinking that it must have or you would not still be taking it. It is hard on your guts unfortunately.
  20. Bah Humbug! It will not allow me to cut and paste into this reply! So, starting over, for the third time now!! Welcome to the board John!!! Sorry you have to be here, but very happy that you found us. CHF got a reply in while I was fighting the system, so I will truncate mine a bit. Todays' COPD patients mostly use a cannula, not a mask. So, they are getting an O2 boost, but not breathing pure O2. These are children. And they are talking about staying on the O2 for long periods of time. In the 60's/70's they could not acquire enough ultra pure O2 for premature infants and
  21. This is wonderful Snowflake! I would suggest that you get your levels checked again before you would normally have a cycle. If your level is still below 80 or around 80, I suggest that you up the D for a month or more to provide your head with a buffer. I keep mine at around 100. ATB!!!!!
  22. So, I should get off my heating pad and do 'something else'? Great research Jeebs!!!
  23. Rainmaker, what a wonderful outcome for you!! I am delighted with your success in becoming PF!! Thanks for the update! May it continue forever!!
  24. Welcome Squizzlet! I do not get this at all. It sounds wretched!! Are your Ch's the same? Or have they changed too? Hopefully a member who has both will be along with ideas soon. Your symptoms do not fit normal CH of course, but do sound concerning. The tingling of your hands and the temp swings make me wonder. Do you have a Neuro that you could see?
  25. Stephen, by bet is on the D3 Regimen. It has done so much for so many!!! My last cycle was 8 months long, all night, every night. That was over 3 years ago now.. First I noticed the ramp up was slowed and the hits were lower on the pain scale. Then they stopped. Yes, I do still get the occasional hit. But no cycle!!!! If you ever want to 'test' the regimen, then stop for two days. That is all that it takes for me to get hit again. Then back on the vitamins and the hits vanish again. Congratulations on your new life!
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