Any sudden burst of physical energy can abort a CH

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Posted by Maryse ( on March 03, 2000 at 09:07:21:

In Reply to: Sex and CH posted by Don Pearson on March 02, 2000 at 17:33:28:

Leisurely sex won't work; energetic sex might, but who can get in the mood?

I've aborted dozens of CHs by running in place like a maniac for a couple of minutes at
the first signs of nasal stuffiness and pressure. It's frequently miraculous; as I'm jogging
I start breathing clearly, and the pain starts to go. Then I rest, and if the headache isn't
completely gone in five minutes, I jog again. This won't work if the CH is already full-blast,
such as the wake-you-from-deep-sleep kind.
But for incipient ones, this technique has worked for several clusterheads that
I've corresponded with over the years.
One guy does squat thrusts; another runs insanely up and down
a hill near his house. Another opts for the onanistic route.
I've even run up and down the back stairwell at my office,
with success. Also, I've delayed the arrival of the monster
by having a strong cup of coffee in the late afternoon.
It's that sudden vasoconstriction that does the trick.


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