After doing some internet searching, it amazes me that with the prevalence of FM and CFS, that there are not that many providers who are specialists in them by now. The list does not seem to be growing, either. One would expect that once you take out those who purport to be "specialists or experts", that there are VERY few who know what they are doing. I guess that is why there is so much frustration. There doesn't seem to be anyone beyond FFC and a few doctors here and there who have made the effort, even recently. That is shocking to me. At least pharmaceutical and homeopathic remedies continue to be produced. Just checked FFC website and they are making their centers capable of filling prescriptions on site, which seems to be a real convenience, especially with gas prices. And their doctor turnover has stablized. I know that clearly they cost money, it looks like all providers do. FM and CFS are so unusual in terms of treatment options, I think that perhaps we should be critical not of the existing providers who are trying, as much as those who aren't. Where are the leading institutions in the U.S.? The Mayo, the Cleveland Clinics, the Harvards, the federal governments' NIDA? That is the most shocking to me, that these places have essentially relegated FM and CFS to an almost invisible status, as if its not real and underserving of their hundreds of millions of dollars in funds for research and treatment prototypes. This is one of the most under-recognized and under treated set of illnesses in the country, and it just doesn't seem to be getting better. Am I missing something?