My naturopath believes a good part of my problem has been that my body lost its ability to create non-essential amino acids, so he has put me on a daily amino acid supplement (I actually took 4 pills 3 times a day for four days, then 4 twice a day for 3 days, and now 4 once a day). I'm actually starting to feel better (less pain), but primarily I've noticed that my sjogren's type symptoms are going away (dry eyes, dry mouth, and dry OTHER). Best of all, my 2-year bout with constipation is apparently over. It's like normal again. Anyone else try this out before? What did you experience? I've only been doing this for a little over a week, but there's a big difference already.