Just wanted to thank you for taking time out to send me a personal email. Think I understand a bit better about what you are saying re gastrin, histamine and HCl esp with regard to treating symptoms and not root cause. I've have tried over the last 20yrs to find a cause but failed. I suspect my diet could be better-I hate fats-almost any sort...don't eat butter/marg or cream etc. I am supposedly lactose intolerant. I love vinegar-I could drink it .... that and HP sauce. I don't of course but would like to. I like wine but think this makes me worse but the odd gin seems to be ok. Do we love the things that make us worse or do we just think that the things we like cause us to be ill. Sometimes I,m really strict with myself but the difference is marginal and to adhere to a really punishing diet when you don't eat very much anyway adds to the misery. I am anxious ++-they nearly didn't do my sigmoidoscopy this week as my ht rate was racing++ but it wasn't nerves due to the procedure but rather just being in company at 9am and worried about disgracing myself.