Posted by John B (126.96.36.199) on February 07, 2000 at 00:27:27:
In Reply to: we're saying the same, that is: posted by gary on February 06, 2000 at 23:29:12:
Gary, I disagree that depression is not a symptom of CH; I think it sometimes is. I believe that chronic severe pain can lead to depression, especially until we learn to accept the disorder and to deal with it in a positive manner. I believe it is possible to have CH and to avoid becoming depressed, and that you have posted some excellent advice on this subject.
I agree that it is not a universal side effect.
I also believe that some people are predisposed to depression, then have CH. These people have a particularly difficult time dealing with the pain/depression cycles.
I absolutely agree that alcohol makes both CH and depression worse, and I agree with all of the rest of your post.
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