Hello folks, haven't posted in awhile. Wante to share something I read today that really confirmed my suspicions and validated my research on CFIDS, FMS and MCS being disorders of the HPA axis - primarily a malfunction of the hypothalamus. Here is a medical text description of the functions regulated by the hypothalamus gland..... hypothalamus ( maintains homeostasis: regulation of heart rate and blood pressure, regulation of body temperature, regulation of water and electrolyte balance, control of hunger and regulation of weight, control of movements and glandular secretions of stomach and intestines, stimulation of neurosecretory substance that stimulate pituitary gland to release various hormones, regulate sleep and wakefulness, induction of fight or flight fear/panic cycle Hmmmmmm. Does that sound like an accurate discription of every system that is malfunctioning in folks like us?!?! I am firmly convinced that the chronic viral and mycoplasmic conditions we deal with are a direct result of homeostatic imbalances effecting the immune system!! Keep hope folks! I believe this can be corrected - just not entirely sure how. An update on me... Still in remission on the SCD diet created by microbiologist Elaine Gotshall.