Brain is all mixed up.

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Posted by Russell ( on January 17, 2000 at 13:18:11:

In Reply to: Pain as mechanism for euphoria-seeking brain posted by Q on January 17, 2000 at 02:01:39:

I don't have a clue, but here are some ramblings.

I have always considered that a CH attack is kind of like the metaphor of a butterflies wings flapping in China causing a major weather front in the US.
It is some small insignificant event that through a series of reactions, both good an bad, causes the brain to get to the state we know as a CH attack.
The brain simply gets confused trying to release some chemical to fix some precieved problem then releasing another to fix the problem the first release caused.
Also kind of like the Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly.
By the time we reach a 7 or 8, our brain has swallowed a horse to kill the dog to kill the cat to kill the frog to kill the spider to kill the fly.
And when the damned fly is finally dead out brain just lays back and goes "Whew! I'm going off line for a while now.".
And that is the euphoria we, some of us, feel.

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