For anyone interested, just wanted to share my not good experience with the FFC. Just keep in mind they are all not the same, each one has different doctors. If you are too tired, just skip to the bottom for the summary. I have CFIDS/FMS/MPS, have been sick for 12 years. Last 6 have been progressively getting worse with CFIDS. Disabled. I'm Housebound I live in Birmingham. It is a 4 hour trip one way to FFC. I went to FFC as a last resort. My goals were to get the labwork needed. My expectations and hopes were high. Started in 10/05 with the Atlanta FFC, Dr. Bullington. I had to drive myself each time I went so it is extremely hard for me to go. It takes me about 1-2 weeks to even get over the trip. I recorded each appt. My first appt. when I went in I felt like I was out of place with no makeup or hair done. I don't ever have the energy. So this kind of tipped me off that these people probably have not been sick that long. During the appt. I realized that I knew more than she did about most of it. My hopes were deflated and it just went downhill from there. She did not get a complete picture of my history. I took my medical records and gave them to the nurse before the appt. so that she could copy them. When the appt. was over, she said oh can you just leave them with us and get them next time. (The audacity) No, thank you. I took them with me and was never asked for them again. But, I was getting the labwork done and that was my goal. However, to me it's all a rip-off because they keep you coming back to get more labwork instead of doing the tests all at one time. She wanted me to get the "creamed corn" iv and the energy shot which I did. Boy, that lady did not know what she was doing. It killed me. She just said it is usually worse the longer you have been sick. Hello? Finally, she gave me some lidocaine but it was still killing me. I did not feel very taken care of and when you are really, really sick it becomes very discouraging. I was really sick going home. She prescribed a ton of supplements on me with a ton of compounded prescriptions. Needless to say when I got home and tried to follow her protocol I got deathly sick. So, I adjusted it by myself and was still really nauseous on alot of it. So, I called and asked about what to do about the nausea. The "nurse" told me that I would have to wait until my next appt. to discuss that with Dr. B. I said no, I need to know what to do. She said okay just stop taking whatever is making you nauseous. I couldn't believe it, the audacity these people have. So, I just did the adjustments myself. Then I went back for the results from the "first labworks". She went over all of that with me. This was the most helpful thing so far, so that I could actually see the results. They were not good at all. Now at this time, they could have ran the other bloodwork for the infections, but they did not. Then I got really, really sick with with my gallbladder, colon, everything. Had all those scopes done. Then got worse, went to internist, heart doctor, lung doctor - none of them caught it. Thought I was going to kick the bucket for sure. Went to an urgent care place and the doctor (thank God) ran bloodwork - mycoplasmas. So, went on antibiotics then that was about 5 months ago. Finally was able to go back to FFC for my 3rd appt. last week. I thought it was going to be an hour. Turns out it was just 30 minutes. During this appt. I was sighing as usual because of fatigue and she said do you have a headache? Oh, these people. I said no I'm exhausted. She comes in 15 minutes late. And at the end of our appt. (30 minutes later), she said okay gotta run, I'm late for next appt. but we ran over because you haven't been here in so long. (yeah, right). They drew blood for the infections finally and now I have to go back to get the results. More money for their pockets. While I was there I got the blood drawn for the lyme and put it on hold at Igenex. Wanted really to see what other tests show before having to spend another $190. out of pocket for the lyme if I am gonna be on antis anyway. Anyway, during these appts and calling the nurse, they are clueless and their best response is you will have to wait until your next appt. I never felt like I was being taken care of. However, I did get the bloodwork done finally that I need. If I can just get all that then I can work with other doctors that are covered under my insurance to try and get better. SUMMARY, In my opininon: Pros: Will run all the labwork needed (not all at once though). Will prescribe medication. Probably would help if not too sick. Cons: Have one treatment mindset. Very expensive. Favorite Line: You will have to wait until you come back for your next appointment for that. In other words we need another $185.00 from you before we can answer that question. Not very experienced with fatigue.