Hi! I have CFIDS, FMS, a lupus-like connective tissue disorder, and reactive arthritis. My rheumatologist says she has had success with some FMS/reactive arthritis patients by tonsillectomy and, if sinus infection present, sinus surgery, followed by four months of heavy-duty antibiotics. She believes that the muscle inflammation, auto-immune response and arthritis have their roots in an ongoing, under-ground infection, such as strep, which lodges in the joints and deep muscles. Does anyone have any experience with this? Dr. Z hasn't steered me wrong yet (she was right about the sinus infection and tonsillitis), but I don't do well with anesthesia, so I don't want to go into this surgery lightly. Any ideas out there? Thanks!