Hi everyone, I don't know if we have this tread already or not. I thought it might help some of us if we could collaborate our theories on what causes our illness. Here's my preliminary idea: I've had Hypoglycemia since childhood so I decided to start with that as my first symptom. I don't believe Hypo starts by itself so I'm guessing it has some failure of the endocrine system behind it but not sure what it is yet. Hypoglycemia can cause seizures when it's bad. I believe the seizures can be stealth - in the form of confusion, blurred vision, shakiness, etc as opposed to a full blown loss of control. My theory is that if left unchecked over many years those seizures can cause damage to the central nervous system resulting in the phenomenons of FMS and CFS. I also believe the prolonged roller coaster of Hypoglycemia can cause damage to the organs as well as the immune system. It would make sense that so many of us are dramatically affected by our diet. I know it's a simplistic explanation - but worth considering maybe. I'd love to hear all of you thoughts and theories. Maybe we can help each other find some answers.