I sometimes get the sore throat/swollen gland problem a lot of other people with FMS and CFS complain of. Seems to be accompanied with particularly nasty body ache, stomach upset, and just drags on and on. However during one bout I happened to see a Chinese herbalist who suggested honeysuckle extract. I was very skeptical, but the extract wasn't expensive so tried it. IT WORKED. And it has worked within a day or two every time I've gotten that array of symptoms since. The stuff I get is a patent formula that can probably be purchased from most places that sell chinese medical herbal compounds. Sole listed ingredient is honeysuckle flower. The stuff I use is Chin Lian Hua. Dose is 4 vials of the foul-tasting stuff/day. Hopes this helps someone.