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Posted by Elaine ( on June 19, 2000 at 08:19:19:

In Reply to: Working with clusters! posted by Elaine on June 18, 2000 at 12:48:55:

its 50/50 on this subject. I am glad we can agree to disagree on this board without hard feelings. That is what makes this board so wonderful.

I do want to clear one thing up. I believe in disablity, but I have seen it abused. Carl D has other heath problems than clusters and with that combind I am all for it and am glad to see him get it. Margaret who I admire a lot also has good reason for disablity. Claudette I do not know her problems and can not say. I can say that I did not post under her post, because I was not answering her post, but was voicing my opinion on clusters and disablity alone. I am sorry if she feels I attacted her. I was not attacking anyone by my above post.

I being chronic, and having as many as five clusters a day for years without medication, feel that clusters alone, with no other heath problem is just not a good reason. No body knew anything to help clusters for years, now there is imitrex and so much other medication out there for us to use and try. I found what helps me in the last year. I agree with orian that these are very very painful. I just refuse to let them run my life, the day I say I can not work and can't do everyday things,then I lose. So I don't believe in disablity just for clusters.

Thank each one of you for posting and I respect each one of your post weather you agree or disagree. Each one of you made good points and the posts were great. Thank you all! I wish you all a pain free day.

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