and came away disappointed. I don't what to give his name (it's not Cheney, Lapp, or Bell) but he has published books, sits on boards, teaches, and contracts for the military. Initially it started out pretty well, I wasn't going to go into very much details of my CFS but he wanted to know the whole story (he seemed very interested). Then he laid out the following plan. 1. See a psychologist that he recommends for at 3 appointments. 2. Eliminate sugars, fruit juices, caffeine, alcohol, and large meals. 3. Take Evening Primose Oil twice a day. 4. Jog at least 4 miles a day. 5. Treat with antidepressents (Elavil, Trazadone, etc.) for sleep and SSRIs for activation. After that I asked his opinion on the following: 1. B12 injections. Will not prescribe. No proof that it works. 2. Why Cheney and Lapp has B12 injections at the top of the list for fatigue. He doesn't pratice medicine the same as them. 3. Candida. Would not treat. No proof that it causes problems. 4. Micoplasma. Will not treat. No proof that it causes problems. 5. Tests that would be taken. Only standard blood and possibly urin and sedimentation tests. 6. Prozac trial in Holland that indicates that Prozac doesn't help. He indicates that the person that ran the trial doesn't understand CFS so the trial is flawed. 7. Why when I was taking Elavil previously (I would take the drug for 3 weeks and then stop and then come out of fatigue for three weeks) it helped in such a weird way? He responded that I probably slept longer but the problem was that I wasn't taking the drug when I was out of fatigue (only when I was in fatigue). I don't know why we spent so much time going over my CFS history because it appears that I would be treated exactly the same as anyone else and I could get that information directly from the CDC site. He seemed to get quit irritated when I was asking the questions and started repeating his qualifications. When he again stated that he contracted with the military I almost asked whether he was on the Gulf War Syndrome panel that concluded that the 100,000 with GWS was caused by Psychological Stress. Instead of paying the big bucks for this doctor, I think I'll go back to my normal doctors (at least I can request treatment from them and they'll prescribe if they don't think it will hurt me).