Regarding the name changes...if you decide to, I learned from NLP that your subconscious doesn't recognize negative statements so for eg. "no more hives" you're telling your subconscious that you do want hives. So you have to state what you actually want, as a positive statement. It does make more sense esp. b/c your mind is going to start visualizing images based on the words you use, but it's also about not wrapping up the identity in the health issue...viewing it as a temporary condition.