Can anyone help me? I am at the end of a long journey and I feel as though I am now heading down a dead end alley. I have been dragging around to different specialists for years and still do not have a definitive diagnosis. They have managed to find a number of health issues, all of which are being managed in a variety of ways. Since I am fully cooperating with diet, medications, etc., and being applauded for my efforts, I feel I should be feeling "normal" yet the core difficulties remain despite all this cooperation. Not one doctor I have seen has any clue about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and most don't believe it even exists. None have ever suggested it (probably because they don't believe in its existence). This has left me as a patient "out in the cold". If I am so managed and so healthy, why can't I hold a full or part time job? Why can't I take a daily walk for exercise (without collapsing), why can't I do housework without paying horribly for days or weeks from the effort, why can't I remember simple vocabulary words when I am trying to have a conversation; why can't I have the life I once had? Where did I go and who is it that lives in my body now? I am struggling to pay a mountain of medical bills while being unemployed. I have been sent to a psychiatrist who sent me back to the medical doctors telling me I did not belong in his office and he suggested I find a doctor willing to diagnosis hard cases and to spend more than 15 minutes with me to do so. And just where does one find this doctor? That he could not tell me. He was unhappy that the medical docs had done this to me and actually did believe there was something neurological happening to me. He suggested I search the internet. And what exactly would I search under??? Reliable, responsible physician who works with CFIDS patients? I left his office frustrated as usual but at least knowing there was one doctor who did not think I was a hypochondriac and he was fully capable of making that determination. Thank goodness for the love and support of my husband. I am tired of doctor shopping. It is too expensive, too time consuming, and too depressing. I am tired of my joints dislocating, the pain, the overwhelming fatigue, the myriad of "symptoms", the constant flu. I no longer drive. The wheelchair is a frequent "helper" to keep me functioning and mobile. Year upon year upon year has worn me down. Can anyone give me the name of a doctor in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area who actually knows about CFIDS, is capable of making the diagnosis, and would actually support a patient in my situation??? I feel as though if I do not find a doctor who can validate what is happening to me and make this diagnosis (which I have now made myself after years of research) I am just going to slip away somewhere into oblivion.............I need a person. I no longer have the resources to work through a list of physicians who can possibly be of help. I am grasping at my last straw here.