Hello to all the generous and fine people on this board: I post on this site (CFS and Lyme) only rarely but the help I find here is amazing. My daughter was diagnosed with CFS in 2002--it has been a journey through some kind of hell; she got better in 2006 and then relapsed in Dec. 2006; then got better and now has relapsed in Oct 2008. So, in all the years since 2002 she has had only I would say about 20 months (not all together) of what I would call a life that approximates something normal; otherwise it has been a life of severe sickness or semi functioning(if compared to normal). She is an adult, and has lost all her 20s. Now we have just learned because we have the tests from Igenex and from another Lab. that it looks like she has Lyme; she certainly has the CDC criteria and lots more. The co-infections are questionable, because they are negative on Igenex and they appear on the other lab. I read an excellent brief post here by Renae who outlined the 6 major treatments for this frightful disease, which is starting to remind me of 19th c. neurosyphylis and tuberculosis. Anyhow, there were the following treatment methods outlined: antibiotics, herbs, MMS, Rife and Bio-photon. Would someone please help me and tell me something about Rife machines. Are there better machines and less effective ones. The doctor wants my daughter to start with this and herbals. Also, what is MMS? (My daughter is highly sensitive to meds.) And what is Bio-photon therapy? Where can one get this? ONly in Germany? I would be most grateful for any assistance. I have spent, along with my daughter, these past 7.5 years reading tons of stuff about CFS, and now it seems we have to take another path. I have to ask why this Lyme was not looked at before. This is most distressing. I live in Canada; if anyone has any knowledge of good doctors in the US for this, or in Canada, please also let me know. My daughter has lost her youth in pain, like so many others on this site; I so want to help her. And my final question: is it possible to heal LYME? And what % of people get out of this circle of hell? Thanks and God Bless.