Alcohol and trigger effect

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Posted by Chris UK ( on December 04, 2000 at 05:47:00:

In Reply to: Diet Restrictions posted by David J. Nelson on December 03, 2000 at 09:16:00:

Hi, something has just occurred to me regarding this thread: Alcohol is a trigger for me - however it seems to be time related. Let me try and explain......

In a cluster, then the attacks occur pretty much when they damn well feel like it! Drink doesn't seem to make a whole hell of a lot of difference. One day, (I like a beer and tend to down one most days) I thought "I'll not have any alcolhol at all" - that day was one for the record books with more attacks in that day than any other! Doesn't sound like it's a trigger huh?

Out of a cluster things are a little different! If I take a drink in the evening, then fine, just very rarely will it bring on a single headache (and yes it's identical to those in a regular cluster). However, if I take a drink a lunchtime - then it's almost guaranteed that I'll get one. The interesting thing is that it doesn't trigger a cluster, just a single headache which follows the usual pattern.

Odd huh? I've reached the stage now when the only change to alcohol is that I never take a drink during the day. Evenings seem fine.

Comments anyone?

Wishing you all a pain free festive season (and if it's not festive for you due to your beliefs, then stay pain free anyway!) Regards, Chris. (UK)

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