Oh Thomas, my friend… you really have been through the mill! I suppose you must be releived on the 1 hand that it’s not something like HIV or something medically incurable. Although on the other hand the lack of a true answer must be hellishly frustrating for you.
YOU know YOU best… and you know that your symptoms are real. Yes, the mind is a very powerful things and I fully believe in psychosematic (spelling? caused by the mind) symptoms and also the power of placebos and the power of positive expectancy. Do YOU feel that “happy pills” would help? If you don’t truly believe they will, then they may not work anyway?
It will be interesting to see Ables response…