Posted by Karla (22.214.171.124) on May 15, 2000 at 08:51:59:
In Reply to: Provocative, Controversial and Thought Provoking posted by Jack on May 15, 2000 at 08:13:10:
Maybe ch is a result of our body trying to correct a chemical etc type of imbalance that resulted naturally. However, I disagree with the thought that medications can make someone chronic. At least in my case. I had been in perfect health for over 5 years. No meds, no drs., no problems. Then ch came into my life and started for the first time at age 30. It started out chronic. It took me almost a full year just to be diagnosed. Durring this first year with ch I took no medicines to combat it except tylanol and motrin. After a couple of headaches it didn't take much for me to realize these were ineffective and I quit taking them as well. So as far as medicines making you chronic, well not in my case. However, someone that is eposodic turned chronic maybe it isn't the meds either. Maybe it is. However, a thought could be maybe the imbalance that the body is trying to correct just got even farther off balance and that is why they go from eposodic to chronic. I would be more apt to believe that whatever causes ch to begin with has something to do with making it worse.
I also want to add that the first year I had nothing to take for pain. It ruined my quality of life. If I can just let something run its course and be in severe pain for 3-4 hours vs. 15 min. to 30 min. the time it takes oxygen or zomig or migranol to kick in I am in favor of having as much of a pain free incompacitated life as possible. I have kids and being chronic it makes it hard to have a relationship with them or my spouse if I am always doing the dance. I love my life and refuse to let the beast steal any more of my time than what he does all ready.
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