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  1. Steve Pray

    Just Putting This Out There...

    Well I didn't have any shadows yesterday at all so i was hopeful went I went to bed last night. I was actually looking forward to going to sleep instead of being terrified of it. Went to bed at 2am (I'm a late nighter) and wouldn't you know it at 5am I had to jump out of bed. The difference was this time it was because of my 61 year old bladder. Did my business and back to sleep. Woke back up at 10am this morning after another restful night other than the bladder call. I gotta tell you I am almost in tears right now. After 15 years of fighting the beast I've never had a break like this during a cycle. Hoping it continues. I did download the new D3 info and will look through it today. I also want to state for anyone reading this that I have been on this site for quite some time but never really post. However if it wasn't for this site and the information I've gained from it I may well be another reason they call CH suicide headaches. I've had cycles so bad that I've literally banged my head against the door jam to the point of bleeding just to try and focus the pain elsewhere. I thank God for this site and the people who work so hard for all of us who battle this beast and I thank God for the woman who has stood by me through all of the terrifying nights we've been through. So thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart.
  2. Steve Pray

    Just Putting This Out There...

    Thanks for the info. I started the D3 when it first came out I believe (long time ago) and at that time I don't remember it having you load up on the D3 to start. back then it also had 1000mg of Taurine. I don't do the Taurine anymore but I do load up on an extra 10,000 IU of D3 when a cycle starts. If this Claritin stuff continues to work I'm going to owe my wife a new car or something (dinner at least). I've never had a cycle come to a screeching halt like this, not even close. heck I've never been able to even catch a one night break before.
  3. Steve Pray

    Just Putting This Out There...

    OK so I've been episodic for the better part of 15 years now. I used to get hit hard in both Spring and Fall but the last 3 years it's only been in the Fall. The problem is the last 3 cycles have been especially brutal. Anyway I've been on the D3 regiment for a long time now and I'm not sure it's helping but I won't stop just in case. So this last cycle was getting particularly brutal and it just started a few weeks ago. I even had several attacks during the day which is usually reserved for the peak of my cycle which usually lasts 6 to 12 weeks. 4 nights ago I was hit 3 times and even my oxygen wasn't working. Tried slamming a Red Bull nope nothing. Just had to tough it out scared as hell that this would be my new normal. The next day I got hit early afternoon and again around 9pm. As i was blowing my nose afterwards my wife suggested taking a Claritin and said "you never know it may help". I actually laughed as I've tried just about every legal drug known to man over the 15 years I've fought the beast. However to humor her I took one. That night I got hit 3 times but all were knocked out by the oxygen in about 5 minutes and they weren't particularly brutal. The next night I took a Claritin about an hour before I went to bed and I got hit an hour after going to sleep but like the night before it wasn't as bad as usual. After that I went to bed wondering when the next one would hit. It didn't and I got a solid 7 hours of sleep. Last night I took another an hour before bed anxious to see what would happen. I woke up 7.5 hours later and never got hit last night. Don't really know if the Claritin along with the D3 regiment is doing it but I wanted to share just in case this may help someone else get at least one night of good sleep. I know tonight I'll go to bed expecting the beast to come back with a vengeance but maybe, just maybe he'll stay away.