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    Man sent to the hospital after eating worlds hottest chili pepper

    A man who ate the world's hottest chilli pepper in a chilli-eating contest ended up in hospital after experiencing "thunderclap" headaches.

    The 34-year-old man had eaten one Carolina Reaper chilli in the contest in New York State. The "crushingly painful" headaches came on in the next few days.
    His experience has been published in the BMJ Case Reports as it is the first case to be associated with eating chilli peppers. The doctor who reviewed his case has warned anyone eating hot chilli peppers to seek medical attention immediately if they experience sudden onset headaches.

    "Thunderclap" headaches are caused by the sudden tightening of the vessels that supply blood to the brain, a condition known as reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCSV).

    Immediately after eating at the contest, the man experienced dry heaves. Severe neck pain developed over the next few days along with debilitating severe headaches, lasting just a few seconds at a time. The pain was so bad he went to the emergency room and was tested for various neurological conditions, but the results were negative. A CT scan showed that several arteries in his brain had constricted, leading doctors to diagnose him with RCVS.

    Man in hospital after eating world's hottest chilli - BBC News

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    Wow. I had no idea such a thing could happen. But I'm not into super spicy foods, so it wouldn't be a concern for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    A man who ate the world's hottest chilli pepper in a chilli-eating contest ended up in hospital after experiencing "thunderclap" headaches.

    The 34-year-old man had eaten one Carolina Reaper chilli in the contest in New York State. The "crushingly painful" headaches came on in the next few days.
    His experience has been published in the BMJ Case Reports as it is the first case to be associated with eating chilli peppers. The doctor who reviewed his case has warned anyone eating hot chilli peppers to seek medical attention immediately if they experience sudden onset headaches.

    "Thunderclap" headaches are caused by the sudden tightening of the vessels that supply blood to the brain, a condition known as reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCSV).

    Immediately after eating at the contest, the man experienced dry heaves. Severe neck pain developed over the next few days along with debilitating severe headaches, lasting just a few seconds at a time. The pain was so bad he went to the emergency room and was tested for various neurological conditions, but the results were negative. A CT scan showed that several arteries in his brain had constricted, leading doctors to diagnose him with RCVS.

    Man in hospital after eating world's hottest chilli - BBC News
    Bajisima,

    Boy, if I had a nickel for every time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Bajisima,

    Boy, if I had a nickel for every time....
    I'd think after you went to the hospital the second time, you'd cut back on your chili pepper contests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    A man who ate the world's hottest chilli pepper in a chilli-eating contest ended up in hospital after experiencing "thunderclap" headaches.

    The 34-year-old man had eaten one Carolina Reaper chilli in the contest in New York State. The "crushingly painful" headaches came on in the next few days.
    His experience has been published in the BMJ Case Reports as it is the first case to be associated with eating chilli peppers. The doctor who reviewed his case has warned anyone eating hot chilli peppers to seek medical attention immediately if they experience sudden onset headaches.

    "Thunderclap" headaches are caused by the sudden tightening of the vessels that supply blood to the brain, a condition known as reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCSV).

    Immediately after eating at the contest, the man experienced dry heaves. Severe neck pain developed over the next few days along with debilitating severe headaches, lasting just a few seconds at a time. The pain was so bad he went to the emergency room and was tested for various neurological conditions, but the results were negative. A CT scan showed that several arteries in his brain had constricted, leading doctors to diagnose him with RCVS.

    Man in hospital after eating world's hottest chilli - BBC News
    I once had a craving for radishes, sat down and ate two whole bunches of radishes in one sitting, and one hour later had one of the absolute worst migraines of my life.

    I love radishes, but radishes don't love me back. Got to be VERY careful with my consumption of radishes. No more than three or four at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    I'd think after you went to the hospital the second time, you'd cut back on your chili pepper contests.
    Mr. Chief,

    They say that capsaicin is just as addictive as cocaine.
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    When I was a kid, we had a humongous apricot tree in the back yard. We kids would make ourselves sick from eating green apricots with salt.

    Learned not long ago that the pit is poisonous. I remember cracking the stone and biting on the pit. Super bitter.

    I can not remember if we got sick from that or stuffing down so many green apricots and salt.

    Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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