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DDAY2

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Will my eposotic ch's become cronic? I read 85% chance..mine are now every 3mos... and lasting so far between 3weeks,...and this ones 39days today...what's ur take on it? Or what do you know for sure about them becoming cronic....id really like to know..

Thanks
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DDAYII
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Ben

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DDAY2,

Page 15 and 16 of the first link here list the diagnostic criteria as defined by the International Headache Society (I.H.S). This is the same diagnostic criteria used by specialists to ascertain just which type of headache you have, the degree of severity and duration.

"Chronic" implies a specified period of duration of attacks without remission.
This document does not tell you what the chances are for you of becoming chronic, but it may help you to put your condition within a set of guidelines. It will certainly tell you if you meet already meet the criteria for "chronic" CH.

This is the "Pocket version" and is shortened from the entire criteria, a much longer document.

http://www.eurohead.org/resources/download/ICHDIIShort.pdf

Here is the full version:

http://www.i-h-s.org/upload/ct_clas/ihc_II_main_no_print.pdf

Good luck with it mate.

Cheers, Ben.
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Dusker

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Hi DDay2
I was a classic Chronic sufferer, but I can tell you there is always light at the end of a tunnel as I am now in remission. Both neurologists I have seen are in agreement on this diagnosis; plus with treatment I am undergoing to keep them at bay and plans in place if recur.
I urge you to read the great information that Ben has provided you in the full information link.
The only way you can get a handle on this is to have an understanding of what you are facing and to work towards a management plan.
Knowledge is power.
Cheers
Heather
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Ben

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DDAY2,
I was doing a bit more research and I came across an I.H.S. web based application.
It is easier to use than the print version and you can search the site for your particular headache. This has got to be easier than sifting through masses of complex text with a sore head...

http://ihs-classification.org/en/

Cheers, Ben.
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