Deadly migraines can be caused by cheating on one’s spouse, the Telegraph reports. An Italian study found that the devastating headaches can turn fatal when coupled with an extra-marital affair. Migraines “can be exacerbated by a series of factors like aphrodisiac food, performance-enhancing drugs, physical strain and psychological stress caused by the need to keep the relationship secret,” a researcher said.
Dr. Lorenzo Pinessi said “in 3-4% of cases,” migraines “may cause a cerebral aneurysm. The danger increases if the relationship is illicit or extra-marital.” His advice for fearful n’er-do-wells was simple. Lay off shellfish, chocolate, and Champagne, rumored aphrodisiacs that may intensify migraines. And “try and cool it, take time-out from the affair and have a brain scan.”