I think it’s both of that and probably more. @axolotl told me there was an important research coming out soon and I think he will make a post about it, hopefully shedding some light on what’s happening to us.
I also think you should not be discouraged. @alteredlife got it bad for 18 years and finally got better by taking amino acids. I’m pretty sure if he would have done that on the first year, he would have spared himself an unpleasant 17 years.
If you try the amino acids take very small doses at first and stop at first sign of trouble.