I didn't see where he was downing us? I read the posts, (his site is like a maze! can't figure out what is where!) and so far, i didn't see where he categorized us as hypochondriacs. i could be missing something though. did you see how many people responded out of anger? and they are right, tell me WHO exactly do we fake sick to get attention from? nobody I know comes over and watches me lay in pain or cry and scream. i take care of myself MYSELF! i rarely get help. i also take care of a 6 year old! i can't even fathom why someone would get this argument started. obviously, who ever wrote that, doesn't suffer from FMS or chronic (undetected) pain. tonia d.