What a wonderful sight! I have not been officially diagnosed with anything yet but have gotten sick enough that I can barely work and am having to finally admit that I need help (which is hard for a very independent single mother)...so I've begun some research before I blindly reach out. Based on the symptom list I believeI may both CFIDS and FMS and I think I've been struggling with them for about at least 15 years. The only symptom I don't see listed is hair loss? I've been losing it for about a year now and am starting to be concerned about it. Anybody else have this problem? Does anyone have a doctor to recommend in Eastern Washington? I really prefer the alternative route and am really hesitant to start taking a bunch of manufactured drugs...I just think they do more harm than good. What is the "FFC" that some of the posts here talk about? Also...I feel like I'm in a catch 22 situation. I don't have insurance (I had to go part-time 2 years ago due to illness and lost it) and am unable to afford a bunch of Dr visits and tests. Any ideas? Thanks to everyone?