Hello, I'm three months in the recovery process from my severe widesperad pain that lasted two years and I have what i think an interesting question for discussion. I know Sarno refers to the common cold/flu as being result of decrease in immune system caused by stress. I want to point out some intresting expeerience that has happen to me and discuss whether we can see common cold/flu as symptom imperative instead. Just before any of my pain began, I was ill 3 times in three months and i was even questioned by family like what is going on you are getting ill too much. After that i started getting pain and started to be wide spread for 2 years. In those two years i did not fall ill not a single time. I have been recovering from pain for 3 months using sarno's strategies. I have been ill for 2 weeks now (virus, chesty cough no fever) and I can note that my pain level is the best it has ever been 1 or 2 out of 10 (except replaced with the nasty illness). Anyone with similar experience?