I have followed postings and questions for a little while but felt it was time to thank all those who make regular contributions. You have really helped me understand the condition better and stopped me thinking all these symptoms are in my imagination. I feel more confident discussing my care with doctors and asked work to consider reducing my teaching load to part time ( they agreed ). I would not have got to this point without the advice available. There is a book called Emotional Equations by Chip Conley and one equation is ANXIETY= Uncertainty X Powerlessness. your contributions have reduced my anxiety by removing uncertainties and giving me confidence to take back control of my life . My condition is not stable yet but I still feel much better . Thank you and keep posting I am sure there are many other silent readers like me.