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D3 Regime

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Hi I've been reading a lot lately about D3 regime and wondered if anyone had tried it, as it seems very expensive I wondered if anyone in the UK had tried it and I've so where's the cheapest place online or on the street to buy the load of vitamins that's needed.

Cheers

Mike

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Can't answer your practical questions, Red', but lots and lots of people have had great success with the D3.  It's really a must-do, or at least must-try, for anyone with CH.  At another thread here, Tex Mex just posted yesterday about how it has changed his/her life.

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It has helped me a lot Red. My hits are milder and easier to  control now.

 

I am sure that a UK member will pop in and give you some ideas on how to procure the vitamins over there. It is a bit different.

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Hi Redfrostie,

 

I'm from the UK, although not sure I'll be a ton of help. I tried the Vitamin D3 regimen (technically called the Anti-inflammatory Regimen I believe) several years ago, and found it very effective in virtually stopping my clusters. And when I checked, it had something like an 83% success rate, or something like that. Quite impressive. The only problem, all that Vitamin D3 turns my wee to acid, then to fire. So I didn't stick with it long. One shouldn't be afraid of going to the toilet.

 

As far as sources go, I'd found an online source that wasn't very expensive. I just did some Googling, and couldn't find it again. It has been a few years. To be fair though, these days I'd just use Amazon. They are usually pretty good on prices, and fast delivery. 

 

MG

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I was just looking for something else over at ch.com, and came across this.  Can't vouch for it in any way, but just passing it along:

>>If you do decide to get your D3 and it's suppliments on line, you should try iherb.com. They do all the large doses that we need and the shipping cost is very reasonable. Only about £5 from California to UK and arrives in less than 2 weeks.<<

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My experience with the D3 regimen was a Godsend to this [at the time] chronic patient.  I watched 100's (honest) of people become pain free using it as written.The most successful are those who begin with getting their baseline 25(OH)D levels done first, then go for it.  The only substitution I made was I used honey in place of the Boron.  Sticking to it AS WRITTEN is key!

 

D3 test kits available online or most GP's will be glad to send you to their labs.  My test came back at <33ng/mL.  Cluster patients report relief at <65ng/mL.
 

All the supplements are important, but I think it's also important to know why. Vitamin D3 converts to calcium in our bloodstream.  Calcium is an exciter.  We don't like exciting things.  K2 moves the manufactured calcium out of our bloodstream and into smooth muscle, tissues and other organs. Perfect, because calcium is an exciter.  We don't like exciting things.  Vitamin D3 isn't really a vitamin.  It's a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory hormone. Magnesium is a relaxer.  We like things that help relax us (eat cheese, lol...don't want to be too relaxed).    

We're prescribed "calcium channel blockers", "steroids" to reduce inflammation and if we go to the ER,  magnesium is often included in the pain drip.  

Red, I highly recommend giving it a try.  For me, it didn't stop them completely but it reduced the intensity, frequency and duration enough for me to do cartwheels!   :D

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http://www.clusterheadaches.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1291969416/1890%20#1890It has links to all the supplements and vitamins ( thierry post). Form the UK.

 

For me personally i didn't find it any cheaper then that. It cost me aprox €0.70 a day i think (bought a year supply). Im on it for 2 weeks now and take it with the largest meal of the day. I was already out of cycle when i begun but i will keep take it anyway because of (many) other health benefits and hopefully the next cycle stays away or hopefully will be 'manageable' / a non event.

The money im saving on quit smoking i use to buy vitamins and supplements win/win. :)

 

Info on the complete regimen: http://www.clusterheadaches.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1324046404

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