On the subject of mucous,slime,snot, and other viscous fluids....

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Posted by Geo ( on September 04, 2000 at 01:41:19:

It often seems to me at times that CH attacks have a fringe benefit- The expellation of mucous,slime and snot from the system via the sinuses. I've been thinking lately, what if CH is really NOT a headache syndrome, but merely what we call it because of it's typical characteristics? What if the pain experienced during an attack is consequential to something else? I've observed over the years that some attacks are far worse than others, and with the increased severity, there is also an increase in the amout of mucous that is pased from the sinuses, as well as the amout of fluid that runs from the eye, so much so that the eye puffs up and the fluid has to be pushed out.
I've also noted that these more sever attacks occurr after eating certain foods, white bread, in particular, for myself, yet also, when I cut down my smoking, a day or two later, I'll have a severe attack, and there's an increased drainage of mucous from the sinuses.
I am wondering if CH is in fact, an anomaly in the bodies way of discharging mucous and other toxins.I've had painless CH attacks which are laced with the same symptoms but just are not painful-Certain medications will block the pain of an attack, but the person is still aware that the attack is occurring because of accompanying symptoms, mainly, sinus congestion, mucous drainage and discharge.
Is Ch actually some type of chronic infection that is typified by the bodies action on eleiminating mucous and waste through the sagittal sinuses?
Perhaps we ought to be treating an infection, not a pain syndrome?

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