This thread has been split from the thread -- "http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...ainst-unfair-treatment-of-me-advocates.43435/" which is why the first sentence refers to Jeanette Burmeister. The thread turned into off-topic comments about Walitt which resulted in the thread being split. Sorry, Jeanette's blog post about Walitt was an attack. What do you call this? "Walitt’s claims lack even an inkling of science. In the demeanor of a hokey cult leader, he lays out his horrifying *beliefs* about fibromyalgia." Calling him a cult leader? Really? Call me a cult leader and you would get worse than what you experienced from Dr. Conye. If she throws statements like that out on the internet she should realize there will be backlash. Half of being sick, and I have ME, is knowing when to fight and when not to. The truth is Walitt knows that ME is an illness, but Jeanette takes what he says out of context. In fact Jeanette's worsening symptoms actually prove Walitt's ideas. That MENTAL STRESS effects us physically. That is a psychosomatic disorder, it does not mean it is made up, it means it is created by mental stress. Walitt said in that interview; "EMOTIONS EFFECT OUR SENSATIONS." and there is a biochemical reason for this. That is what Jeanette is experiencing right now!. He is also saying that Doctors do not understand this yet. He says there is an underlying biology (ie, not in our head) but that predisposes us to psycho originating sensitivities. That truth is why mediation helps me so much. It changes my psycho and it effects my somatic. Everyone needs to take a breath and step back and mediate on this! Walitt is using complex language that should not be taken superficially.