At present, I am using the reward ( and punishment) system more or less as set out in Fred Amir's 'Rapid Recovery...' I have to say that I didn't think this would work for me but I've found it to be surprisingly effective with headache pain. Has anyone else had a positive experience with this approach? I don't use ice cream as a reward, I use these amazing sweet/sour gums that I love and also a really nice cup of coffee(not at the same time!). Any flare up and it's no coffee that day. It seems to work quite well.