Posted by Victor (220.127.116.11) on December 19, 2001 at 11:50:33:
In Reply to: As Hub said... posted by Paul on December 19, 2001 at 11:01:14:
toxins in the blood stream that are known flamatory agents, methane fits in there as well as well as gasoline fumes in heavy traffic areas. Whether these toxin agents are introduced by injestion or via the lungs.
I thought this was a controversial subject on this board as a possible trigger for CH's. This would imply that changing your environment would affect both the frequency and intensity of clusters, in other words, get the hell out of those areas.
OSHA specifies the maximum concentrations of a wide variety of toxic substances, but this is based on an 8 hour a day 5 day work week exposure. What about areas where people are exposed 24 hours a day for extended periods of time? Here the weather becomes a factor that can have a strong influence on these concentrations.
Coincidence or not, my state had a big crackdown on the open spreading of holding tank sewage that would generate methane, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia fumes, the chlorine would form hydrochloric acid, plus a number of lessor toxins.
This crackdown eased my CH's greatly. But there is still that unknown cause of why some of us get CH's and others don't. I can admit that a neck injury and mucus membrane viruses can have the same effect by experience. And any med that dries out the mucus membranes or causes dehydration even while drinking tons of liquids can augment these headaches rather than put them to rest.
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