I couldn't agree with you more! Some people I meet do the same thing in a storm of reaction, projection and misinformation. One of them is even a close family member! What is it about our type of illness which seems so utterly intolerable to some people? I got completely sick of the "It's all Lyme disease" (thyroid, B-12 deficiency, gluten intolerance,) crowd too. Trying to reason with these people is usually hopeless, though there do seem to be a few who are teachable. But with most of them, I immediately shut the topic off, and in many cases have to keep my distance afterwards.