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  1. ThatHurtsMyHead

    Different Approach

    Snowflake, Have you tried MM, or the seeds Hawaiian Baby Woodrose (HBWR), or Rivea Corymbosa (RC)? They work great for the majority of us long term with no side effects. Welcome to the board!! J
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    Message Board Upgrade Complete

    Test, file upload... Halloween.. J
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    Message Board Upgrade Complete

    CHF, Ok, I'm poking around in the admin console: For your three issues: 1) I think I've fixed that with a setting to download remote files, (w/o the blanket security alert). 2) The board is already setup to allow any attachments, so I'm not sure what's up with this one. I'll try an attachment in a few mins. 3) It looks like the framework that was originally in place isn't there any longer. I'll see what I can figure out to add a link back to the main board. I'll most likely need to get some help from the web developer, so it could take some time on that one. Keep em coming. J
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    Sewell's Original 53

    Geoffmh, Thanks VERY much for your contribution. It was the Dr Sewell study (of which you were one of the 53), that ultimately convinced me to try busting. I've never looked back... Changed my life for the best, forever. J
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    Message Board Upgrade Complete

    Actually I'm going to do a check to make sure new posts aren't affected.... '," J
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    Message Board Upgrade Complete

    Wanted to keep everyone in the loop. Looks like we have a minor issue that all the apostrophes anywhere on the board were mapped to the wrong control characters. Till we figure out how to fix it please bear with us. It makes some of the posts and documents sorta hard to read, but the context is unchanged. Thanks DD for reporting it! J
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    Message Board Upgrade Complete

    Test reply.. J
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    Message Board Upgrade Scheduled

    Sorry for the late notice, but the board will be upgraded today (Wed), as a short challenge was encountered yesterday. I expect the upgrade should be short and smooth. Cheers, J
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    Message Board Upgrade Scheduled

    All, The coming upgrade of our message board has now been scheduled. Please note that the 24th of January this message board will be down for a short while during the day for a software upgrade. A few things of note before then: 1) Make sure your email address is your currently used email address. If for any reason you need your password reset after the upgrade you'll need access to the email address on your account. 2) After the upgrade, you will only be able to sign in with your display name. (Mine is ThatHurtsMyHead, and is found at the top of any post you've made) 3) If you have any login issues after the upgrade please send an email to - info@clusterbusters.org We plan on this upgrade going much smoother than the last. J
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    Message Board Upgrade Scheduled

    Bump... J
  11. ThatHurtsMyHead

    Message Board Upgrade Scheduled

    Bumping to the top. Cheers, J
  12. ThatHurtsMyHead

    Why do I have food triggered CH when in cycle?

    Definitely allergy in my situation. J
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    Why do I have food triggered CH when in cycle?

    John, Pebbles, You raise an interesting point. I've realized over the last few months, that ALL of my CH triggers I've known about for years. Those have apparently been causing subtle but very present negative impact to my life when I'm not in cycle. I've started realizing most (if not all) of the aches, pains, irritations, stomach issues etc etc etc. Even though they are mild, that I've had off an on my entire life all seem to be related to one food or another. The one (or could be two), commonalities of all my food triggers is they all contain yeast and/or tyramines (alcohol, chocolate, yogurt, fermented cheese, bbq sauce, preserved meats etc etc). I found by chance a few months ago that if I went a few days of not eating anything with yeast or tyramines in it, that ALL of my body symptoms would go away.. (ALL). I've been experimenting with different foods for a few months now, and everything I'm finding comes back to one or both of those things present in foods I eat. An hour to 12 hours later I get pain, irritation or something bad with my body... Quite interesting, and I'd speculate that we all have similar allergies, but are only VERY mild when not in cycle. J
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    Dale's Black Eye Palsy, a Cause of Cluster Headaches

    Lifer, Sorry that I don't understand, but that description you posted doesn't have anything to do with Cluster Headaches. (that I can see). J
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    Why do I have food triggered CH when in cycle?

    John, Your timing of snacks / meals and CH attacks aren't much different than mine. My triggers are very quick and can be quite severe. Please look at the triggers list (food particularly) under the "Files" section. There's a TON of them, and I'd bet you're hitting a trigger at meals / snacks. As an example, I can eat A chocolate Candy bar and get a BAD attack as early as a few minutes after finishing one. BBQ sauce, and I get hit about half way through my meal. If you can identify your triggers, you should be able to significantly reduce your attacks. I easily cut out 90% of mine, by sticking (it's TOUGH), to a no trigger diet. Hope this helps. J
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    Please Read - Forum Upgrade Coming Soon

    ALL, Coming in the next few weeks (Date TBD). The forum software will be upgraded. With the upgrade comes some enhancements, but the most important thing everyone should be aware of before it occurs is your ID WILL be reset. The new version doesn't allow us (for some reason) to carry over the same configuration we have now. If you originally signed up for the board with one ID, but changed it at some point over the years to another ID then the system in the background still has your original ID on your account. With the coming version upgrade it will only allow ONE of the two ID's to be used. We're opting to use the most current ID and eliminate the oldest (original). If you've never changed your ID then this shouldn't impact you. As an example, in my case: I originally signed up with ClusterBusters with the id "ThatHurts", some time later I changed it to "ThatHurtsMyHead". After the upgrade ONLY the most current ID will work and most likely that ID will have to have the password reset. You MUST have access to the original email address to reset your password. After the upgrade I won't be able to sign in with "ThatHurts". Also, you may not be able to reset your password using your ID, you will have to use the email address you signed up with. I apologize in advance for any frustration this may cause, as it's not our intent, but our hands are tied based on the changes the software publisher has made. I have a temporary generic email setup separate from the board (Just in case you can't send messages after the upgrade) BlaaBlaa911@yahoo.com That may change in the coming days, but I wanted to get something out here as a place holder (yes it's a real email for me, but not one I monitor accept for special situations). Please post questions here as needed. Thank you, J
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    Please Read - Forum Upgrade Coming Soon

    For any others that have questions, don't hesitate to drop a note here, or PM me. Happy to help. As for the question of Display Name. That's the name for everyone that shows up here on the board. (Mine is - ThatHurtsMyHead). Cheers, J
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    Please Read - Forum Upgrade Coming Soon

    Tony, Sending you a PM now. J
  19. ThatHurtsMyHead

    Shoulder pain

    Jenny, I experience arm, hand and finger numbness occasionally. I've always been able to attribute it either sleeping on my arm, stress injury of the nerve, or just plain overuse by a repetitive task (but not necessarily stressing). If you have any concern your numbness could be related to your CH or nerves then I'd highly recommend making sure your doc knows. Have a great day, J
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    New to all this

    Jenny, I'm just going to ride the coat tails of the others that posted above. Ditto. This community rocks! I especially like Sous139's comment "Follow the plan and it will get better" CHFather put together a great common trigger list that can be found here: https://clusterbusters.org/forums/topic/4568-triggers/ It might be a bit long, but it's worth it's weight in gold as a 10 minute read. I suspect you'll have some lightbulbs going off as you read through the list. PFW, J
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    Was PF for almoust two years now its back!

    Rimantas, I'd suggest sticking to the method most of us have found works and works consistently. 1- 5 days between doses. (if it's taken sooner, there's a high likelihood it won't work). 2- Don't take it with food. (Mixing mm with chocolate has a lot of oil in it and oil / fat reduces the absorption in the intestines) Eat a light fat fee meal about 2 to 3 hours before taking your dose. Drink plenty of water or gatorade (but not too much) during your dose. Some people have a natural tolerance to mm, but hitting a mild trip most of us have found is very important to how well it works on our CH. If you're only feeling mild effects of the mm and it's not working, then wait 5 days and move your dose up. (in my opinion). PFW, J
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    The day after MM Maintenance dose

    Mit12, I've had the same before. Mild sensations the next day. Nothing visual or intense, just a shifted feeling. Not sure why, as it's only happened maybe twice. I'd suspect something to do with a particular food eaten around the time of the dose. J
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    Was PF for almoust two years now its back!

    Rimantas, I don't see in your post how much mm you've been taking? Are you hitting a trip level 2 or better? My initial suspicion is your dose might be low, or you might be taking something else that's blocking the effects? J
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    Please Read - Forum Upgrade Coming Soon

    Just bumping to top again. Cheers! Jeff
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    Please Read - Forum Upgrade Coming Soon

    Bump to the top. Wanting to make sure everyone sees it that checks in over the next few weeks. Cheers! J
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