Hello Everyone!! I recently discovered this board and have been lurking for a while. Thanks to everyone for all of the informative posts...I've spent hours upon hours reading! I haven't been diagnosed with FM or CFS, but my general doctor believes that I do have one or both. I have been diagnosed with Raynaud's (took 6 years of noone knowing why my feet turned almost black until I figured it out and doctor's agreed!) I also have the lupus anticoagulant antibody. I am 27 years old and way too young to feel like I have been run over a truck everyday of my life. I feel like I am 100 years old and there are many days that I cannot get up. I am recentyly married (almost 2 years) and thankfully my husband is very supportive and loving. I did see a Rheumy about a year ago and he said that I did not qualify for CFS/FM diagosis since I only had 9 tender points. He dxed me with Raynaud's and the antibody. When I asked him why I felt the way I did...so tired, joint pain, back pain, chronic kidney/urinary infections/fevers/stomach pains so bad that I would cry...he walked out of the room and never came back. I have been taking homeopathic medicine that my aunt gets for me. She is a doctor in South America. She has Lupus and has been able to maintain good health with homeopathic medicine. Twenty five years (while in medical school) ago she was dxed with Lupus and was close to going on dialysis. She met someone who recommended she take homeopathic medicine and feeling like she had nothing to lose, she did. A couple of months later, she was better. It's very sad though because back then, doctors told Lupus patients not to have children so she never did. Anyhow, I have felt a thousand times better taking this medicine, but I am having a relapse and it's hitting me hard. So, after this really lon gpost, here are my questions: 1. I want to have a baby soon. What kind of precautions do I need to take? I am very nervous about being pregnant and having an autoimmuine disorder. 2. How can I lose weight??? I have tried Atkins (strictly) for 6 months and only lost 12 pounds!! I have tried low cal, diet pills, etc...and nothing works!! I need to lose 20-30 pounds. 3. I bought a rebounder the other day. I am waiting for it to arrive. I know the health benefits of it, but has anyone lost weight using it? 4. Most importantly, does anyone know a good FM/CFS rheumy or any type of doctor I can go to in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia?? My aunt is great, but she is in another continent!! And, when I become pregnant, I need to have a doctor here. Ok, sorry for the really long post!!! Thanks in advance to everyone! Hope everyone has a wonderful, pain-free day!!