Chronic vs. cyclic.

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Posted by Paco ( on September 11, 2000 at 11:08:35:

I have read several posts here of cyclic attacks becoming chronic, but don't recall anyone reporting going from chronic to cyclic. My CH started more than 22 years ago with a severe attack and classic symptoms. For five years, I got hit every evening with a single attack lasting two-three hours. I attribute my first remission to Lithonate, but I can't swear to it. Since then, I have generally had cycles twice yearly, each lasting 3-4 months, but over the last five years, the remission time has increased and the severity of the attacks has lessened. Is was only after going cyclic that I began to get more than one attack and attacks at night that woke me up. I've been in remission almost a year now, and the vacation before this one was for 16 months. I take Atenolol everyday, but my only abortive now is oxygen (and hot sauce :-)), which works very well, thank you. I now believe that good management with O2 has actually brought about remission. All of that was to ask if others have gone from chronic to cyclic, and if so, what do you think brought about the remission? What a great step forward it would be if chronic sufferers could at least get some PF time.

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