Posted by Deb (22.214.171.124) on May 27, 2000 at 03:20:13:
In Reply to: Same here posted by Todd on May 26, 2000 at 18:42:03:
I agree that the numbers are off. Also agree that yes, we have become more sociologically equalized and that may be adding to the numbers of female sufferers but I also feel that because it has been considered primarily a male affliction that there are still scores of women being misdiagnosed. I personally went 7 years until there was enough of a "cyclical history" for my doctor to finally diagnose this. I also feel that men presenting with excrutiating pain are taken more seriously than women because it can't be as easily dismissed as migraine/PMS etc., etc., Thanks Todd for a great post. I hope you are right and that our unique biological differences will in some way lead to valuable clues regarding this. I would also like to see a survey on the site that is gender specific - it would be great to see the results as they apply to men only/women only - as I do believe these things are hormone related - it seems most guys started with CH much earlier than most women - in their sexual peak years shall we say - with women it may not be possible to pin point this accurately as to their sexual peak years because many females would have had the pill messing things up hormonally for awhile. Just a thought. Again, thanks for a great post.
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