Yesterday was graduation day for me. I got my last peptide injection. Doc says as well as they have worked for me that he doesn't think I'll ever need to come in for a booster shot. I asked about the exhaustion and he said it was the head injury from my fall which messed up my sleep pattern and was causing the exhaustion. He switched me from clonazepam to lorazepam but I didn't get the Rx til today. I'll try it tonight. Last night, I took an extra .5 mg. of the clonazepam and slept soooo well. I woke with a load of energy and did a lot, relatively speaking, with no fatigue. I'm so relieved to know that it was the concussion and not my CFIDS/ME. My apahsia, memory problems and cognitive issues have vastly improved. I'm even doing well playing along with "Jeopardy." He said sleep issues are the last to heal with head injuries and it can take time. I'm not a patient person but will gladly wait as I know I'm healing, just not as rapidly as I'd like. He doesn't call the injections a cure nor even a treatment. He calls it retraining the brain to make the proper peptides. I thought it was the DNA not switching on the glands for saliva and tears. He said the switches were always on but that the brain was blocking the flow from the glands due to incorrect peptides/proteins. He said all autoimmune diseases are chronic problems in the brain. The newest treatment in Europe is putting the correct peptide sequences directly into the brain. I didn't ask how they were doing it. I know that some treatments are now being inhaled but he didn't say that. He said it will be years and years before the FDA approves that approach here. In the meantime, the shots are available if one can afford them and find a doc who does them. The FDA insistes that they be called "amino acid solution injections" and the docs must conform to that verbage. A rose by any other name... Thank you all for your support and interest in my year-long oddysey through this treatment. Oh, excuse me, brain retraining I'm glad I did ask because I now think I understand how this treatment works better than before I talked with the doc. A lot still escapes me but I'm no medical professional nor scientist. What matters most to me is that it worked! Woohoo!!! Love, Mikie Just thought I'd let y'all know that the peptide injections have been a resounding success! I wish everyone could get this treatment and that it would help. I'm thinking it'll be available eventually but getting insurance companies to pay for it is another question.