Posted by Q (188.8.131.52) on February 08, 2000 at 03:58:51:
In Reply to: To All: Secondary Symptoms posted by Francois on February 07, 2000 at 17:50:28:
There was a topic a couple of months back about CH-related memory loss. Basically a bunch of CH-ers spoke about loss of memory surrounding the CH-attacks. The general idea was that the mind, in its effort to block the memory of the pain, overshoots its mark at times.
Memory formation is greatly affected by the ability to concentrate. The THALAMUS is the great router for pain signals and controls the body's ability to concentrate, and hence what one can learn. Pain signals are sent from the thalamus to the hypothalamus which then initiates the fight or flight response by triggering the adrenals by way of the pituitary. In my book, it seems perfectly correct for the pain signal overload on the thalamus to lead to memory loss.
The brain centers which control coordination are in the same region, along with the optical nerve. Again, prolonged CH induced pain and repeated CH attacks could have a secondary impact on motor and eye-hand coordination. In my case, I am no good at all with any game involving a net or a ball. I don't know if that is CH related. I think most likely not.
The descriptions given above are general, but for the most part accurate and not very precise. I appologize for not being more precise. Thx.
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