This thought occured to me. If I did not have this DD or some other mysterious illness and read these posts I would think there were a lot of hypochondriacs who must have nothing better to do than to type on their computers and look for weird symptoms ! So if you "normals" are reading this..........let me explain something. For the most part , the medical community has been unable to help us and in some cases unwilling. So we come together not only to try to find something to help us feel better but to let others know they are not alone and also to see if we can compare symptoms and find some type of patterns to explain what is happening to us. (and maybe unlock the mystery) If you had a mystery illness and there was not much help for your suffering or much understanding out in the world, then you would be here searching too. For all of you "normals" who are supportive of us.....Thank You from the bottom of my heart. It means more than you will ever know.