Posted by Jack (184.108.40.206) on December 13, 2001 at 12:20:38:
In Reply to: follow up posted by Sean on December 13, 2001 at 09:31:54:
You sound reasonable and thoughtful and I believe you are episodic.
I apologize for our initial cynicism, particularly Jonny’s. :-)
I suspect that you are well aware of the need to make distinctions between anecdotal stuff
and true science. I am sure that there are very bright well meaning people who
believe with all their hearts that their clusters stopped when they got rid of the
damn cocker spaniel.
Cause and effect is a bitch.
Studies need to be controlled and normalized for all sorts of stuff.
I am sure that you are well aware of the possibility that there is no
relationship ( causative or associative )between your fix and the disappearance
of your cluster cycle.
I have been episodic since 1971. I am still episodic. I suspect I will always be
I am very interested in helping you with your study in any way that I can.
Clusters are as bizarre as they are painful. Speculation about root cause and
triggers can be equally painful and bizarre. :-)
PS – In honor of your studies at Harvard this message was posted with the aid
of a spell checker and thanks to Den for doing some background research on
your credentials. Hey Den can you find out what his SAT or GRE scores were?
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