In general, I have found that the solution to a problem becomes more clear as I gather more accurate data points that I can use to help make better decisions. I'm wondering if you guys feel this applies to this illness. If you were to focus more on feeling how your body feels and noticing sensations or symptoms that you wouldn't have otherwise noticed, is that extra information useful enough in the long run to make up for the temporary annoyance of being more aware of an uncomfortable sensation? I suspect everyone agrees that being completely disconnected from your body is not optimal since you won't be able to accurately assess any treatment options, right. But where does that optimal point of scanning your body and taking inventory reside? If you were to take more moments out of the day to audit how you're feeling, could that extra information increase your chances of making better decisions in the long run? If some is good, is more better? When I attack a problem and am gathering as much data about that problem as possible, usually as I'm doing it I don't realize how that data will be useful later on. Could this be true of this illness as well? That feeling our bodies more often for symptoms may pay off later in ways we are unaware of in the present? *Note that I'm not saying think about how we're feeling since this is one step removed -- and therefore less accurate -- than feeling how we are feeling.