The following information was written by Margi, the wife of a cluster headache sufferer. It has grown to be know simply as the "water treatment". We've had so many requests for it that it has become it's own page so you don't have to search through all of the posts in the archives to find it.
It won't work for everyone and may not work for you, but it may be worth a try. After all, it's FREE!
Remember, consult your health care provider before starting ANY "treatment".
The water treatment is very simple, yet tough to accomplish. It's a glass of water every half hour or at least every hour during the day. It's hard to drink that much water, but the more, the better. If the Beast wakes you in the middle of the night, drink another couple of glasses.
Mike (my husband) noticed a dramatic reduction of pain within two days of starting the "water treatment" and his cycle ended within a week. He is still in remission 9 months later. If he feels like a cycle is trying to start again, he just pounds the water and the symptoms seem to go away.
The secret to success is drinking enough water and sticking with it for a few days. You will become intimately familiar with the bathroom but who cares, right?
This "treatment" doesn't work for everyone, but it has had amazing results for some. Also a good idea to take a multivitamin during this "treatment" - we wouldn't want you to wash out any of the 'good stuff'.