I'm just curious if anyone else had the sensory overload from the time they were a child, before getting sick? That's what happened with me. I had the sensory overload problems as early as kindergarten. I used to puke in the lunchroom from it. And it wasn't panic attacks, it was sensory overload. I couldn't take being around the large, loud, lunchroom crowd with the noise and the smells and the lights. I'd literally get physically ill from it and they'd call my mother. I actually spent most of first grade and some of second grade having lunch in the principal's office. There were two or three other kids there with the exact same sensory overload problems. We couldn't take the lunchroom at all. I also had a problem with the gym. Somehow, I got out of gym class most of the time I was in school. It was the same thing, the noise, the crowd, the loud stuff with the games. Same thing with the music room. OMG, I can remember sitting in the music room when I was about four years old, kindergarten, and it was scary torture. Loud, noisy. It never worked for me. I was too young to know what sensory overload was or what a panic attack was, which it brought on. I think I spent from kindergarten up through most of high school in a state of panic because of it. But aside from the sensory problems, I wasn't physically ill at that time. I had energy, wasn't in pain, didn't have swollen glands. But it just makes me wonder if I was a ticking timebomb for this disease. Was I always infected? Was it childhood vaccinations? Some odd form of autism that has continued throughout my life? Just makes me wonder.