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Posted by drummer ( on April 20, 2000 at 09:33:59:

In Reply to: You have put it in words... posted by Paco on April 19, 2000 at 17:50:19:

Dennis asked a similar question several weeks ago. Dennis discovered this written at the [medical info.] link:

"Sakai and Meyer (1979) have shown that marked cerebral vasoconstriction results from the administration of 100 percent oxygen during cluster headache attacks. Whether this effect is direct or is mediated centrally has not been studied. Oxygen also stimulates the synthesis of serotonin in the central nervous system (CNS) (Costa and Meek, 1974)."

Also Doc Greg has written this:

"Why does it (Oxygen) work? Well, remember that cluster headaches are considered a vascular headache (actually much more involved than just vascular, but there is a definite vascular component to it)." -- Doc Greg

I say this, about the much more: "I believe that Oxygen also boosts the hypothalamic activity involving melatonin-serotonin generation and thus stimulates exactly the same receptor areas (5-HT1B and 5HT1D) that most of the current research is indicating in rethinking CH as a primarily neurological event, usually leading to accompanying vascular inflammation."

Of course, I'm just a guy who believes in oodles and oodles of 'dumb luck' and oodles and oodles of 'free will'. I don't believe in anything else. How can I?

Good luck (and for christ sake) watch your step !!!!!

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