On an earlier post I described that I was getting impatient with my doctor because I had been on her CFIDS treatment protocol for about 7 months and haven't had marked improvement, and that I got more skeptical when she said 95% of her CFIDS patients recovered in 3 months to 3 years. I realize I'm probably too impatient about the results at this point, but her claimed success rate probably bothered me more than anything because, from what I have read, it is way higher than the CFIDS doctors who have been on the forefront of research, like Dr. Cheney, etc. I saw one of my former customers last week who said he had suffered from CFIDS 20 years ago for 3 years. He eventually saw an immunologist who tested him for Lyme disease, which he tested positive for. I think he said he was treated with Prednisone and eventually the CFIDS symptoms went away completely. He suggested I see an immunologist also. He also remarked that his onset was sudden. Mine was extremely gradual, I think over 4 years before it got so bad I couldn't work. I don't know if that is significant. My brother suggested I see an endocrinologist because alot of the CFIDS symptoms are supposedly caused by hormonal imbalances. Now I'm confused. Should I see one or the other, or both, or neither? Will it really do me any good, or just more money down the drain? Just looking for some guidance from those that have been where I am now. (Check my profile for details) Thanks!!!!!