recent article in the medical journal Lancet

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Posted by DR ( on December 19, 1999 at 19:44:41:

In Reply to: Keep Cool, baby... posted by Mike W on December 19, 1999 at 09:22:40:

I haven't looked up this article yet, but maybe this is relevent:

Lancet 1999 Sep 18;354(9183):1001-2

A new cluster headache precipitant: increased body heat.

Blau JN, Engel HO

Exercise, a hot bath, or elevated environmental temperature provoked cluster headaches, within 1 h, in 75 out of 200 patients. This new observation accords with recognised precipitants--alcohol, histamine, and gyceryl trinitrate--perhaps via generalised vasodilatation or hypothalamic activation.


My most recent cluster started on 11/6/99 after taking a soak in a hot tub, and simultaneously had a couple of glasses of wine. In retrospect, maybe not the best idea! LOL


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