So, if this is a "trash can" illness, do you feel like you are treated like a trash can when you go to the Dr?? I do. I have had chest pain for months, and chronic EBV, and my blood tests are off on strep, and carbon monoxide. So, they did a Ultrasound to check my spleen, which turns out to be 'normal', and so they just say "well, you should probably try to rest, here's some more anti-depressants, blah blah blah..." Well, why do I have this crushing chest pain in my rib cage??? As much pain killers as I'm on, that can't possibly be right. I checked my symptoms on the Mayo Clinic site, and most symptoms lead to pericarditis!! So, I have to INSIST on tests to check for something else, b/c as you know, I am probably just a complainer, and darn it, CFS hurts!! What a load of you=know-what!