For the last several years we have been using amphetamine type drugs in the treatment in CFS, but we have been doing it very quietly. The reason is that amphetamines are controlled drugs and they are uppers. We didn’t want people to say we were giving patients uppers just to give them false energy. We knew from studies done by Dr. Krestin in our office that most patients with CFS have slow brain waves. Even though you are wide awake, the brain waves are very slow. Even if you are wide awake, it looks like the brain is asleep. We found, serendipitously, in a lady who was taking amphetamines for weight loss that if she took one of her amphetamine tablets before she had her brain wave study that her brain waves sped up and she got back to normal. She told us that when she takes the amphetamines she feels close to normal. That’s why I do it. We started trying more and more patients on amphetamines. We found that not only does it speed up the brain waves but helps them to think more clearly and it does give energy.