Posted by Ted (22.214.171.124) on August 20, 2000 at 12:22:13:
In Reply to: A bio-techie question for the gurus. *S* posted by Testy on August 20, 2000 at 11:15:44:
They still, as far as I'm aware, don't know if we are born with it or if it's a result of the attacks (or something else for that matter). If we are born with it I don't know why we don't get clusters while still in the cradle, although I have seen a post or two here about 1 or 2 year olds being diagnosed with it. Also, maybe we are afflicted with it at the earlier age. I know there are a lot of people of all ages who have migraines without the pain. There has been talk recently (at least on the board) of having clusters with no pain. That may be how it starts. We just don't recognize a problem until the later years. Similarly, I remember reading that many (but certainly not all) kids start out with oricular migraines in the begining and as they age the pain starts to come on. It could be a progression into the pain. Maybe in CHs a child gets it but it starts out for many that the child only gets the burst of energy and euphoria or the complete lethargy all of a sudden. So it's not seen as anything more then a child's energy or a child pooped from a day of playing. Those are just some possiblities.
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