There is no need to defend yourself. I did not attack you. Well, I have been accused of asking too many questions. I have also been accused of asking no questions. I think I am going to change my nickname to "the-accused"! I stand by my original advice, which is to identify and eradicate all infections. Why? Well, a few people here on this board, myself included, believe that infections, whatever the source, are the cause of people's problems. See for example this thread: "CFS is a Bacterial Infection." The ultimate root cause could very well be immune system screw ups. That is something an infections disease specialist or immunologist should be able to ascertain, assuming you find one that actually cares. A long, long time ago, when I was a child, I had zero social skills. I am convinced that, were I a kid today, I would probably be diagnosed as Asperger's. Whatever meager social skills I have today, I had to pretty much "learn". So, your observation that my response was "pretty insensitive" is probably very much on the mark.