This is an open posting to let those considering FFC as an option to really think twice. I have had CFS for 20 years and Fibromyalgia for 6. I had a flare several years ago and had to quit qraduate school and a part-time job. I went to FFC because I saw it as a last resort. I went for seven months, followed innumerable protocols including the anti-viral IV's, all the supplement products they pushed my way, T3, antibiotics, hormones etc. Needless to say after 7 months we spent thousands of dollars and I ended up worse than ever due to rashes, hives, heart palpitations, not being able to keep meds down, and hair loss. (After seeing two other endocrinologists and a dermatologist it was determined that these negative responses were not just herx reactions) At any rate my experience has made me very skeptical. For those who have had positive results good for you. . . For those considering FFC as an option I recommend thinking twice. In my experince the following has been the most beneficial for me: physical therapy and aquatic therapy to prevent muscle wasting, loss of strength, and prevent weight gain. It also taught me ways to move, stand, bend, sit etc to minimize back strain and pain. I resisted Physical Therapy for a long time questioning it's value and now wish I had started it years ago. A good multi-vitamin like the one offered through pro-health's store. Signing up for the Fibromyalgia Network Newsletters even though there is a annual fee. It is ad free and contains research studies from around the world and patient surveys that rank various meds and therapies etc. I'm still looking for the right combination of pain management meds for me though. Food allergy testing that I had done through med-immune labs. They discovered 21 food sensitivities and although the rotation diet was not easy I have greatly benenfitted from the knowledge I gained from that one test. It is expensive, when I had it done it was $750 but I saw results so it was worth every penny. I can't say enough about the importance of good nutrition! My current goal is to regain the measure of health I had prior to the FFC experience and go from there. Best wishes to all of you.