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New research 862: Cluster Belly?

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#1 Wed, 24/09/2014 - 14:20
PeterM
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New research 862: Cluster Belly?

I think I may have had this as a child.  Hope the poor chaps doesn’t morph into CH.

Headache. 2014 Jul 18. doi: 10.1111/head.12429. [Epub ahead of print]

Cluster Belly: A Variant of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Robbins MS.

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Cluster headache (CH) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are pain disorders that possess relationships with circadian rhythms. However, they have not been compared to assess similarities that could yield pathophysiologic insights. A young male adult with periodic episodes of abdominal pain highly reminiscent of CH is described. Since childhood, he experienced severe attacks featuring excruciating, abdominal pain accompanied by prominent restlessness, lasting 30-120 minutes, occurring in the evening and in discrete 2- to 8-week periods, interspersed with remissions where typical triggers did not lead to attacks. Although all of the patient's symptoms fell within the spectrum of IBS, the semiology was highly evocative of CH, based on the attack duration, restlessness, periodicity, and selective vulnerability to particular triggers only during attack periods. A subset of patients thought to have IBS may feature similar attack profiles and could suggest the importance of the hypothalamus in its pathophysiology, akin to CH.

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Wed, 24/09/2014 - 20:11
Colin Allen
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I told you I didn't have a beer belly............it was CH all the time.

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 07:27
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there is a link my bowel's go into overdrive during bad clusters

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 08:31 (Reply to #3)
Colin Allen
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Thanks,David,I was in the middle of eating my shredded wheat.

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:53
ElizabethK
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Stop belly aching Colin Wink

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 12:38
Val
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OMG, Julia had just those symptoms for a few years before she moved to Aus and has had them occasionally ever since.  I wonder.....

 

Val.

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 13:00
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Oh boy Val, if there is something in that my so called IBS could mean something else, especially as when I was in my teens early twenties I got excruciating stomach pains periodically that disappeared for a long time and thought my current IBS was an extension of that!..................well I suppose I would almost have a full set then lol Chronic Migraine HC and poss CH?.....ooooer! I am not greedy really I am not! I could also be on the wrong track of course! (Colin be quiet!) Wink

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 13:21
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This could open up a whole field of possibilities (stop it, Colin) regarding CH and part so the body it affects [this thread is rapidly deteriorating!].

 

Val. :~

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