Wow, I hope that it is obvious that this forum is not meant for handing out specific treatment advice to patients! I'm kind of surprised that anyone would think this. I hope we can discuss our own symptoms and personal experiences without having to write a big disclaimer "I'M NOT A DOCTOR, THIS IS NOT TREATMENT ADVICE" on every post. But if that's necessary then I can update my signature. I have found it helpful in the past to learn from other patients so I can have a better idea of what questions to ask my doctors. For example, that is how I learned about the tilt table test back in 1995. My own doctors never thought of that test but when I presented it to my cardiologist he agreed it made sense. But I've never used an online forum instead of asking a doctor. I would think that kind of thing would be pretty rare? Edit: Hope my message does not come across the wrong way. I'm just surprised that any patient would use a forum this way. It could be that this is more common than I realize and such warnings really do need to be made for new forum members.