I Pippat have been reading some of the postings and agree that there is an endocrine connection. FMS is a neurological and endocrine illness. For those of you who read my posting regarding FMS being a neurological illness rather than rheumatological .... I mentioned that I was in remission from FMS during and for some time after my pregnancy. In Chapter 1, Norman Cousins says: "I knew that the full functioning of my endocrine system--in particular the adrenal glands--was essential for combating severe arthritis or, for that matter, any other illness." "A Study I had read in the medical press reported that pregnant women frequently have remissions of arthritic or other rheumatic symptoms. The reason is that the endocrine system is fully activated during pregnancy." .....So, what are we to be doing to help our endocrine system? Cousins used large doses of i.v. vitamin C among other things, like laughter. His story dates to 1976. His illness sounds very similar to FMS. His story and others like Lorenzo's oil, etc. give us hope that together we may find the answers to the health and wholeness that God intends for us.