Hey, that must have taken a lot to take leave from your job like that man. I'm sorry it had to come to that. I really do detest this condition. I couldn't imagine having to interact with people within close proximity, with a condition like this. The sad part is, I know if I had a month where I could just recluse myself, I'd be able to see the extent of the damage and if I'd be able to "wait it out" should I want to.
Coconut oil sounds like something I can try. Anything towards finding a potential cure, or at least a maintenance routing.