Great Michel! - and a farfetched thought

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Cluster Headaches Messages ]

Posted by Ueli ( on November 03, 1999 at 08:37:36:

In Reply to: For your consideration, once more LONG POST posted by Michel L on November 02, 1999 at 22:35:48:

Great analyzing, Michel. I was also thinking that something with the 'isolation' of the nerves must be awry, as the pain stimulation is obviously not coming from the normal site at the endings. If only someone would come up with something to improve on the isolation capability of the myelin sheath!
Your theories also could explain why we grow out CH as we age. I never posted a followup to the regular appearing questions about outgrowing, as I felt it would be to discouraging if a 62 year old fellow would report that he is in his longest cycle ever (10 month and counting).
As our brain is shrinking in size as we age, there would become more space available for the arteries to expand without pinching the nerves. When I had my MRI scan 2 years ago, the doctor said, she was surprised that my brain had not shrunken as much as would be typical for my age. Maybe CH is the prize to be paid for being big brained at advanced age (disregarding, for my comfort, that the data processing takes place on the surface, not the volume of the brain.)

Keep searching, and PFNAD's

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup




Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Cluster Headaches Messages ]