Several studies have shown that the healthy adult processes 25(OH)D at a rate equivalent to an intake of 3,000 to 5,000 I.U. vitamin D3 a day. As the rate at which the body metabolizes vitamin D3 from all sources into 25(OH)D can and will vary, it is entirely possible that 25(OH)D is consumed as fast or faster than it’s being metabolized from vitamin D3. Under these conditions, the body may be unable to build enough 25(OH)D reserves to reach a therapeutic level sufficient to prevent cluster headache attacks at a vitamin D3 dose of 10,000 IU/day.
Some comorbid conditions may interfere with the capacity of the anti-inflammatory regimen to prevent cluster headache attacks. Some of these medical conditions include, but are not limited to: cardiac, thyroid, parathyroid, renal, hepatic, and pancreatic insufficiencies. Sub-clinical allergic reactions and sinusitis are also suspect. If you have one or more of these conditions, work with your PCP to make sure they are being treated. This may help make the anti-inflammatory regimen more effective as a cluster headache preventative.
The following Anti-Inflammatory Regimen, treatment protocol and dosing guide to prevent cluster headaches are provided for information purposes only. Discuss them with your primary care physician (PCP) or neurologist whoever is most aware of your overall medical health and other prescribed medications before starting this regimen.