Age-related remission?

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Posted by Kenn ( on May 23, 2000 at 07:00:05:

In Reply to: husband suffers from clusters posted by penny on May 22, 2000 at 22:28:43:

The last theory I heard to explain why Clusters seem to dimish with age in many folk is that these headaches can't function as well when there is a hardening of the arteries.
But, a friend of mine at age seventy seven has recently begun a new cycle after being in remission for eight years! And his arteries are hard as a rock.
And one of the OHSU customers, after about fifty years of suffering, turned himself into a suicide during an attack -- at age seventy five. To me, that was one helluva shock.
I just turned 58 and went two years without an attack until last October. This cycle has been very hard -- much worse than the two or three before it.
It is true that there are fewer who suffer CHs in older age groups, but as with nearly everything else about Cluster Headaches -- there doesn't seem to be a firm set of laws to go by.

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