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Having suffered from Episodic cycles for the past 10 years. During my cycles I have noticed that whenever I have sex (ejaculate), I get more attacks per 24hrs for the next few days.

To be particular, my attacks usually occur only once in the morning, but when I have sex the night before, I'll get a painful attack during my night's sleep, and then again in the morning, and the severity of pain is also relatively much higher than it was usually, before sex. So both frequency and intensity of the attacks increase for me and its not a single occurrence.

I'm curious to know if anyone else has experienced this and if anyone knows why it is like that. Is it something related to the concentration of some libido hormones in the blood? I feel like I can better cope with the headache with the 'drive for sex' gets higher.

Also, I'm busting today so wish me luck!

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Hi,

That sucks.

It might be related to how clusters often strike when our stress levels drop and we move into a more relaxed state. I rarely get bad attacks at work, or out socialising, because (I think) I'm worried about getting an attack then and my stress levels are slightly higher than normal. But when I get home and relax, or sit down to watch a film or chill for the weekend, BAM! attacks come then. Some have said they dread holidays because as soon as they arrive at their hotel and relax, they get slammed. 

But, I also think hormones have a lot to answer for in cluster attacks, so may be hormone related.

Or just a perk of being you. 

Hope the bust goes well.

Mox

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15 minutes ago, Seth said:

Interesting.  I’ve noticed my drive for sex goes down when I’m in a cycle.

That is true. I also feel traumatised during my cycles too, particularly after a few intense attacks, but one must also keep relationships healthy and when the beast is not around its good for a change in mood, until the attacks come super intense and then I regret it.

 

 
 
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2 hours ago, MoxieGirl said:

Hi,

That sucks.

It might be related to how clusters often strike when our stress levels drop and we move into a more relaxed state. I rarely get bad attacks at work, or out socialising, because (I think) I'm worried about getting an attack then and my stress levels are slightly higher than normal. But when I get home and relax, or sit down to watch a film or chill for the weekend, BAM! attacks come then. Some have said they dread holidays because as soon as they arrive at their hotel and relax, they get slammed. 

I agree there really is some relation between the two.

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I find the build up of tension then the sudden release of sex 100% triggers one every time. Being chronic, it really sucks since I am never 'off cycle'. Though I have never noticed increased frequency in the days that follow, simply the culmination of the act triggers a kip 8+

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