Last Wednesday I went to a naturopathic Dr. It took me 3 1/2 months to get in to see this guy. I arrived a little late so I didn't have time to fill in my complete history, so he really didn't know a lot of my symptoms. He sat me down and had me hold a 'probe' in one hand and tapped my finger on the other. He used a very complex machine, and told me he was checking each of my systems (Kidney, bowel, immune system, hormones etc.) When these systems were functioning normally the machine made a postive sound, when he tested my connective tissue the machine 'droned'. He discovered my histamine levels were through the roof (causing forgetfulness, lack of energy and blotchy red spots - all of which I have). He also discovered I have extremely low levels of protein and copper in my body. (Low protein causes lack of energy, muscle aches and headaches, low copper causes 'brain fog' and depression - all of which I have.) He said that we are born with stores of these and if our bodies don't utilize our intake through supplements/diets then we gradually get these symtoms and hit rock bottom in our 20's and 30's. (I am 37 and definitely at my lowest) He explained that if I were to get my copper and protein levels tested at a lab (through blood testing) they would show up normal because I have adequate levels in my body, but am not producing the enzymes in which to use them properly. Makes sense to me!! I was prescribed 1 tbsp of gelatin/day (for energy) and 2 other preps that he makes in his office. He told me to come back in 6 months and that I should be better. I have tried many physicians,specialists, chiropractors, physio, massage, vitamins- etc etc over the past 17 years. This man came highly recommended by several people, so I thought I had nothing to lose. He charges $120/visit and my 'medication' was $67 for 2 months. Not bad especially if it helps. He tested my Flexeril, Paxil and Tylenol #1 which I take for pain to see if it worked against my body and condition - it's all fine. What impressed me was he didn't tell me to stop taking any of it, he said if it helps me get through some tough times during my recovery then take it. He didn't go against medical doctors which was positive. His view on fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue was that its a group of symptoms that doctors lump together and give a name. It's his philosophy to find the cause and treat that rather than covering the symptoms with drugs. I'll let you all know how I progress!