Hi Evryone, I am in the same financial situation alot of us are.Im on disability due to these illnesses. I however whould like to be able to benefit from the wisdom gleened by the FCC centers but without having to incure that cost which there is no way I can afford. I told my PCP about this the other day and he said if I brought him the information about what they tested for he might help me out by doing the tests in his office or somewhere that my insurance will pay for. And mabey collaberating if they are willing. Im closest to the Atlanta Center. I am going to print out all that wonderful research info that has been put all togather here (Thank you SO much). Can anyone tell me what research info you have brought to the Dr that has helped his understnding. I dont want to overwelm him but I want him to have a good understanding. I really give him credit for being willing to try.He admited he doesnt know much about FMS and CFIDS but he cares enough to try. At least he said he would. He knows I want to get better and not just treat symptoms. Mabey this could be something that could help many. If it where all put togather with reaserch, testing and treatment. Im sure there are other caring Drs out there that just dont know where to start but mabey if we dont help them learn to treat us no one will. Wisdom is power.Right. They need a starting point. A jumping off board into the depth of this. All the journals they get are not very helpful when it comes to us. Its either in our heads or we just need to exercise. And beleive me thats what they hear in med school Well we know that isnt it. They are just as confused about what to do with us. Im sorrry I didnt mean for this to get to be so long . I just started thinking about everyone else here and thinking if we could all beefit from this it would be great.Mabey WE can make a differance in how Drs are treating us. I have a dream of us all geting togather BETTER someday. Wouldn't that be great. Well so.. Info please? Blessings ~ Sally And if they start to see success treating patients in the PCP or Rheumetology then they would get it and it would be a win win for all.