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Posted by Jack ( on December 28, 2000 at 15:54:41:

In Reply to: age and CH's posted by Scott fron Oz on December 28, 2000 at 13:17:21:

There is a strong tendency ( although no guarantees ) to outgrow them.

This is what the studies tell us and it has been my experience as well.

Clusters are usually a life long condition that gradually subsides with age. I got my first 30 years ago. I am now 50 and my period between cycles has grown steadily. I use to get my cycle every year - then it was 2 years - and now it is 3 years.

This is a typical pattern but there are many exceptions particularly for those who start later in life. Late starters are statistically more likely to become chronic.

I just finished reading the definitive book on clustering put together by the Goadsby guy ( I say put together because that is all he did - he just cut and pasted important studies and did little actual writing ) anyhow there are numerous epediomological (sic) studies that confirm this and one of the coments made went something ike this - " They have never seen a 75 year old who is still clustering ".

There you have it.

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