Hi Ike

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Posted by Todd ( on December 27, 2001 at 00:31:44:

In Reply to: OK, let me start over. posted by Ike on December 26, 2001 at 23:37:28:

No way to tell.

The definition of chronic is not having a 14 day painfree period within 12 months while not using any meds.

You've had 30 day pf periods, but you're on verap and have used shrooms. Therefore, no way to tell if you are chronic or episodic, given what we know about you.

On the other hand (since I'm about to stick the first hand into a virtual meat grinder), MOST chronics feel that they, too, have "cycles" within their chronicity. Chronicality? Chronicness? whatever, you get the point

Chronics frequently have periods when they get more/more intense attacks, followed by periods of less intensity/fewer attacks (per day/week).

I'd say you have two options if you really need to determine if you are chronic or not:
1. stop the verap and shrooms for the next 12 months and closely track your attacks
2. keep a very detailed diary of attacks and shadows for the next year, looking for any signs of "cycles" within your otherwise pf periods

Having met you in Atlanta, I feel certain you aren't dumb enough to try option 1. Children, don't try this at home - we are professional clusterheads and understand the risks.

Hope this helps


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