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(Message started by: survivor13 on Dec 10th, 2004, 7:08pm)

Title: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by survivor13 on Dec 10th, 2004, 7:08pm
i've done pretty good research on both sides of family. so far i'm the only known "CLUSTER-HEAD". although migranes were on both sides. is this rare? my gut feeling is that some of these family members probally had clusters and were diag. with migranes.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by Karla on Dec 10th, 2004, 7:27pm
I have 3 boys.  Two are identical twins.  The youngest suffers from migraines.  One of the twins Joshua suffers from migraines and eposodic ch.  I suffer from migraines and up until recently had been chronic for several years and now I am eposodic.  My husband sufferes from a migraine like once every other year.  But has severe problems with sinus ha.  My other son (twin) Anthony has no ha at all .  Paise God for that.  They seem strong in my family.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by Redneck on Dec 10th, 2004, 7:53pm
I couldn't find any history in my family of clusters or migraines. My father was allergic to dynamite, it gave him a 3 day headache. He also got a raging headache once in a while when on an extended drunk, a shot to knock him out fixed those as best as i remember.
Guess you never can tell when someone will break new ground.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by Grandma_Sweet_Boy on Dec 10th, 2004, 9:33pm
Migraines seemed to run in my family on my Mom's side.  My to sisters escaped them and I seem to have passed them on to my daughters and my 10 year old grandson (God help them all).  

I can't find any CH tendencies any where else in the family though - perhaps I did something wrong in a previous life and am now being punished for it! ;;D

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by vig on Dec 10th, 2004, 9:44pm
I'm the only one with ANY kind of headaCHes up both sides of my family tree...

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by taraann on Dec 11th, 2004, 12:10am
My maternal grandfather had histamine headaches aka clusters.  My sister has migraines, my mother had migraines, but I believe she had undiagnosed episodic CH, looking back she had the symptoms.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by nani on Dec 11th, 2004, 12:26am
My sister has CH. My mother had migraines.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by thudpucker on Dec 11th, 2004, 1:55am
As far as I know, there is no history of CH in my family.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by Smartin on Dec 11th, 2004, 10:31am
No history in my family either...and I've done a pretty extensive search on both mother's and father's side of family.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by BobG on Dec 11th, 2004, 11:38am

on 12/10/04 at 19:53:25, Redneck wrote:
My father was allergic to dynamite, it gave him a 3 day headache.

Does dynamite have nitroglycerin in it? It is 100% trigger for all cluster sufferers.

Family tree? I have never heard of any member of my family on either side that has suffered migrains or clusters.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by Racer1_NC on Dec 11th, 2004, 11:54am
I've gone back several generations.......I appear to be the only one with CH.

Bill

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by IndianaJohn on Dec 11th, 2004, 2:56pm

on 12/10/04 at 21:44:01, vig wrote:
I'm the only one with ANY kind of headaCHes up both sides of my family tree...



Me too.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by firebrix on Dec 12th, 2004, 3:01pm
No  headaches, clusters or migraines in Mopar's family tree either.
firebrix

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by dagger on Dec 12th, 2004, 5:55pm
My grandmother suffered from classic migraine but my brother suffered from ch.  Otherwise, I don't know of any other family members who were afflicted.  My brother seems to have outgrown his - it has been nine years since his last episode.  He is 59.  Anybody have any info about outgrowing the beast?

dagger

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by BobG on Dec 12th, 2004, 6:10pm

Quote:
He is 59.  Anybody have any info about outgrowing the beast?


I'm going on 58 and I haven't had a full blown cycle in almost 5 years. Just cycles of shadows each year.

There are others here older than I am and they are still have regular clusters.

Outgrow? I don't know.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by Ueli on Dec 12th, 2004, 10:05pm
I have a sisters with clusters, a brother and an other sister without. No sign of any headaches in parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and about 2 dozen cousins.

BTW, I'm 67, my sister 71. So much for outgrowing  :-[

PFNADs, Ueli [smiley=smokin.gif]

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by marlin on Dec 12th, 2004, 10:18pm
I think my father had migraines.  Not sure.  Could have been clusters?  He was never diagnosed.  They went away when he turned 50 and he seems to think I may have the same good fortune.

Title: Re: no known clusters in family tree!
Post by Redneck on Dec 14th, 2004, 11:04pm
Nitro!


Yup, it sure is, but the never had a cycle of anykind, only rare bad headaches, either nitro or alcohol induced.
But, alcohol is one heck of a trigger for me.Who knows, pain is pain, and the beast sucks!



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