Posted by Jack Boyd (22.214.171.124) on October 25, 1999 at 21:27:43:
Before finding this web site I had been episodic for a long time and had read every thing I could get my hands on regarding clusters. These are some of the things that I have learned from this site that I consider important and relevant to my experience:
Airplane travel during a cycle will aggravate my clusters and make my verapamil less effective.
That clusterheads tend to have normal life spans and except for their clusters seem 1) pretty normal or 2) about as screwed up as everyone else – take your pick.
That I am fortunate to have found a preventative that actually works – many clusterheads have not found one that remains effective, and that even strong cocktails of medication are not entirely effective for many.
That there are people who have been chronic for a very long time.
That those who have had clusters for a very long time ( episodic or chronic ) are a bit more fatalistic and a little less likely to be interested in pursuing triggers than those who are newer at the game.
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