Thanks for the responses guys. There appears to be so many viable approaches, it is difficult to choose a path that best suits one's needs. I had forgot to mention some symptoms I experienced during my worst stage. The tender area on my face that I noticed swell up would appear to tweak spastically. I initially thought it was just my nerves, but then I witnessed something horrifying. Among the apparent movements I perceived under my skin, I saw a fairly prominent 'lump' traversing along the shaft of my genitalia. After witnessing it the second time, I was pretty convinced that nerves could not elicit such a phenomenom. I've also been experiencing persistent 'swamp ass'. I've been producing greenish mucus in tissues and had bloodshot eyes for three days straight, but they appear to be clearing up somewhat today. During my tribulation, I've tried different enemas, pumpkin seeds, digestive enzymes (bromelain, papain, etc.), mineral oil,etc... but to no avail. It's difficult because it feels like every other aspect of one's life degrades while suffering. How do we pursue our ambitions and dreams while the simplest of tasks becomes so exhausting. Sorry for ranting, but it is depressing to see other youthful and vibrant students thriving and prospering, expanding the horizons of the minds while I feel like 21 going on 81. We can treat ourselves and improve our states, but do we ever truly escape the sickness. Does anyone really ever CURE themselves of this debilitating illness?