Thanks, Daniel. I wish you the best of luck as well, that your current path is the right solution for you and that you have soon put this all behind you.
I will absolutely check back in after more time has passed and confirm whether or not I am still sympton free.
For now, I am just enjoying every blessed day of normal lips, it is such a relief. Even though my symptoms were never as severe as some of the posters here, they were still painful and annoying and embarassing, and they had a significant impact on my life. So I am extremely greatful to this forum for giving me the tip that solved my problem. I can never possibly thank you enough.