Posted by lc bob (184.108.40.206) on August 10, 2000 at 22:21:19:
In Reply to: Sleep disorders may cause cluster headaches posted by Graham on August 10, 2000 at 11:43:37:
there's another classification for CH phenomena. cause, effect, and trigger. i find one attribute of CH overwhelming when considering the difference between the cause and a trigger. the headaches only come on one side.
so - in my mind, the cause is some aberration in something i have 2 of, and one of them is on the blink. everything, from the drugs we take to the oxygen we breathe to the dietary changes we make to reduce the pain are total body affectations, as are the alcohol, msg, hot weather, light changes, pollen counts, or even sleeping patterns. for me, this relegates them all to either circumventions or triggers of the actual "cause" of CH. even granting that sleeping problems, whether due to a serotonin level or oxygen depletion or some other unknown trigger, may induce a headache, that headache occurs on only one side. why only one side?
or maybe, why NOT on the other side?
not dissing Graham's suggestion here. certainly until we determine the cause, any relief is welcome. but the cause is a broken half of a pair of something. i think.
thanks Graham, we need to cover every base on the field.
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