Hello all! I just finished reading Natasha Campbell-McBride's (a UK neurologist) book Gut and Psycology Sydrome where she argued that CFIDS, FMS and many disorders are caused by gut pathology. The book was extremely well researched and informative. The amazing thing was that the dietary and lifestyle recommendations she made are almost exactly what I followed to recover from CFIDS. I highly recommend reading this book and checking out the info on the MINDD site. I am still feeling great over here and having no relapses. I highly recommend a combined program of stress reduction and the SCD diet for recovery. SCD starves intestinal pathogens of complex carbs and yet provides all the nutrition the body needs to heal. Lots of websites on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet on the web for those interested. I am going to be frank here, I am fully convinced in my mind that FMS/CFS are caused by intestinal dysbiosis (with or without digestive symptoms). Stress also plays a role because it exasterbates dysbiosis and causes more physiological stress - a vicious cycle. The above book makes a scientific case for this. I also had chronic active HHV-6 virus in my CFIDS days. This was a symptom of altered immunity that could not hold viruses in dormancy - not a cause. I used to worry incessantly about having a CFIDS relapse, not I never worry anymore because I am convinced I know what causes this disorder and how to initiate recovery. I often think of the many folks here and I pray that you will research these things and find freedom for yourselves as well.