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Posted by Todd ( on January 22, 2001 at 14:23:53:

In Reply to: diflucan and my son posted by shelly on January 22, 2001 at 13:19:01:

In the article "Cluster headache: a clinical and pathophysiological overview", but K. Ekbom, printed in "Cluster Headache and Related Conditions", J. Olesen and P. Goadsby, the following comments regarding kids and CH are made:

Cluster headache occurs rarely in children and at present we know very little on the prognosis of these unlucky young sufferers. However, their headache periods have been reported to be quite short, from 5-6 days to 3-4 weeks."

And the Headache Group at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Sqaure, London, says this on their web site:
"Cluster headache can occur at any age. The youngest person reported was aged one year and the oldest 73; the peak age of onset is around the age of 30. Unfortunately it does not seem to be a condition which one 'grows out of'.

I checked your posts down the page and couldn't find where you had stated how long your son has been having the headaches. I noted that his diagnosis is "chronic ch". The IHS definition of chronic is that the patient has had CH continuously for at least one year, with no headache free periods greater than two weeks.

How long has your son had these headaches? I'm wondering if the diflucan is actually having an effect or if his cycle is coming to an end naturally. This is one of the problems with episodic CH - very difficult to tell what treatments work.

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