bella, is there anything that happened to you around the same time these ailments appeared? anything that could have poisoned you? pesticide exposure, lead, mercury, etc? i was about 10 years old when i started having serious health problems seemingly out of the blue. it was less than a year after receiving 10 or more large silver/mercury fillings. and, we had a neighbor for a year or so that applied horrible-smelling pesticides on his lawn all summer long. also, around that time (early 80s) schools had this thing called the "fluoride rinse" where all the kids got a dixie cup of flouride and we were REQUIRED to put it in our mouths and swish it up. and guess what? we were told we could spit or swallow after rinsing. lots of kids swallowed, i was one of them. WTF? anyway, just curious if other people have a similar experience.