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(From a CBC News story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/hottest-chili-pepper-eating-co...)

A 34-year old man got more than he bargained for by taking part in a hot chili pepper eating contest.

He ended up in a New York state hospital with "excruciatingly painful episodic headaches" after eating a "Carolina Reaper," according to a new study in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

For the uninitiated, the red-coloured, gnarly shaped plant is believed to be the world's hottest chili pepper.

The symptoms started immediately after the unidentified patient ate the pepper in 2016. First came the dry heaves and neck pain. Over the next several days, he experienced intense headaches.

"He thought it would go away, but it did not," said Dr. Kulothungan Gunasekaran, one of report's authors. "It progressed all over the head. It was so severe, it made him come to the ER."

After ruling out various neurological conditions, a CT scan showed that several arteries in the patient's brain had constricted.

Doctors diagnosed him with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome — RCVS for short.

RCVS is characterized by the temporary narrowing of arteries that often comes with "thunderclap" headaches. Such headaches reach their peak within one minute, disappear just as quickly, and are often accompanied by nausea or vomiting.

"Most people would explain this as the worst headache they've had in their life," he said.

The man's symptoms improved within days of treatment. A CT scan taken several weeks later showed his affected arteries were back to normal.

Doctors say RCVS can occur as a reaction to prescription drugs, or after taking illegal drugs. The authors report that this is the first case associated with eating a chili pepper.
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Sounds like he may have gotten hold of Rudy's pepper flakes cool
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MABBY wrote:

The man's symptoms improved within days of treatment....


...because so much of his attention was focused on a "fire tornado" coming from his B-hole that he forgot about his headache.

...or so I heard.
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AvidHunter wrote:
MABBY wrote:

The man's symptoms improved within days of treatment....


...because so much of his attention was focused on a "fire tornado" coming from his B-hole that he forgot about his headache.

...or so I heard.


Fake news?

Probably not. Ouch
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