Consider this.

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Posted by Richard S ( on July 31, 2001 at 20:31:24:

In Reply to: If that were the case ... posted by Dave Emond on July 31, 2001 at 18:49:52:

Breathing O2 helps some people some of the time. The theory (as I understand it) is that when the brain starts getting too much O2 it constricts the arteries to reduce the amount of O2 it's getting. Okay, if that's the case, why doesn't O2 work all the time for everybody? What I think is that clusterheads have brains that get screwed up at times for some reason (the hippopotamus, or whatever, malfunctions) and can no longer be depended upon to control certain things as it is programmed to do. Thus it might say, "I want more O2," even though it has plenty enough already. I mean, I don't know, it's just that CH is so strange that some sort of brain malfunction seems plausible.

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