Over the past years this has driven me batty!I have frequently been asked/told the following and wandered how this has affected you or if it has. "Don't you think if you just go back to work and try that you might feel better?" "If you would have never drank any diet pop this would have never happened!" "Try the magnet therapy!" I did "well, maybe you did it wrong!" "It must be nice to stay home and never work." "try rubbing lotion on your hands." Lotion? "Yes, maybe if you just pampered yourself a little things would be better for you!" "Could all this be from something traumatic happening to you as a child?" All of the belittling just drives me bonkers! And it has gotten worse since I have told people my SSD hearing is approaching. ARGH!