Posted by Todd (188.8.131.52) on December 12, 1999 at 17:39:32:
In Reply to: diagnosis posted by dancer on December 12, 1999 at 13:24:29:
I wish you the best of luck in getting a solid diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.[No disparagement of DocGreg implied to be sure - I imagine he offered his opinion and directed you to your own doc for an 'in person' diagnosis]
You made an important point when you said "so many people, all with at least one symptom similar to mine". Clusters, like migraines, are a complex disorder characterized by the existance of a series of symptoms. Each of these symptoms is also symtomatic of other disorders, diseases and/or injuries. It is the concurrent presentation of these symptoms (and the lack of excluding symptoms) which allows for the diagnosis of clusters. There are certainly variations amongst individuals with clusters, but all ch'rs share a preponderance of the documented symptoms and do not present the excluding ones.
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