how the people who came before us coped? They obviously didn't have the medicines that are available to us. Or, do we believe that this is a problem that has only affected our more recent generations? Something in our water/air/chemicals/stress levels/job situations/lifestyles, perhaps?? I just know that I sure would have hated to have pain like this 100 years ago. Kathy P.S. Omigosh! Maybe they used to put people like us into Institutions!! "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest", here I come!