I just felt a need to post this to so many of you who are so ill and have lost hope. I used to be on this message board alot more, I still check it from time to time and feel for all of you. I too was so ill and desperate for a cure or at least a half way normal life again. I just wanted to tell you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I was bedfast and on pain killers for quite awhile and I didn't think I would ever be well enough to work again but slowly I found a combination of things that seemed to help me. God listened to my prayers and I can function again and can function without the pain killers. (which I think is a miracle). No, I can't water ski or snow ski or weed eat or drive a grain truck anymore but I can function and there is hope. Always know that there is hope and in do time there maybe some medication, supplement, exercise, etc. that can help you tremendously! I think trying to avoid stress and watching your diet are 2 big factors in getting your life back on track. I know stress is a part of our lives and many of you are dealing with jobs and family that cause alot of stress and I know that is so very hard. I just wanted to tell you guys not to give up, hang in there and God bless you.