Posted by Q (220.127.116.11) on October 11, 2000 at 12:30:35:
In Reply to: I disagree completely... posted by pinksharkmark on October 11, 2000 at 02:02:17:
Mark, don't have time to respond to your reply in detail today as I am trying to go offshore for a few days of ocean racing, but consider this.
Whenever I mention a psychological basis for CH, folks have a moral reaction. They react to the stigma associated with mental illness much worse than than physical disease. In my view, I have nothing at all to be morally guilty of in having the CH condition, unless knowing that the mind is at the root of the condition I do nothing about it.
The mental functions that are at the root must operate on a level completely apart from what we consider "self" and has nothing to do with "me". I believe that the pain process is triggered as either (or both)
A. a distraction mechanism to keep the conscious mind from exploring the subconscious (child brain) mind's secrets, and/or
B. a scam by a primitive "dope-fiend" function to get the byproducts of the pain process.
Both of these were hard to swallow, until I zoomed way out and looked at the whole forest of symptoms, triggers, treatments and outcomes.
In any case, I am very grateful to have found a catalyst that can work on the root of the problem and thank you, Flash, and others for pointing out the psychoactive approach that fits so perfectly with the mind/body theory of CH's root cause.
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