My GP has been so great and understanding. Despite both a Nurse Practioner and a Dr. in the same clinic saying I was, "just getting old," and my blood tests look great, he took me seriously enough to see me and dx me with FM (in his opinion, rheumy's do the official dx I believe). Part of me is convinced I have CFS. I am tired sooooooo much of the time! I don't have a job. I don't have five kids (just one). Yet I'm tired all of the time. I even have to say "No" to doing fun things, because, guess what? I'm sleeping. He is convinced I have FM, not CFS. My impression last time was that he thought I could have CFS, but this time I got the distinct impression he felt the fatigue was solely caused by FM. Does that make sense? He recommends LOTS of sleep, we're talking 10-12 hours a day if not more. Yes, it's true, I do better when I sleep like that. But, once the housework/cooking is done, I have no life. Again, he has been great. He gave me a cortisol test, a B12 deficiency test, and a couple more tests at my request. So I chickened out when it came for asking for a sleep test. He didn't act like he was going to go for it. $$$ you know $$$. Said he'd wants to double my Elavil script to 50mg. When I described my constant low grade fever, sore throat, runny nose, itchy eyes, etc., he suddenly mentioned allergies. (My first visit, I was so focused on fatigue that I didn't get to these symptoms.) I do have food sensitivities, but I've never had allergies in my entire life, so that took me be surprise, but if it's true -- it's so much more treatable! He's prescribed Allegra and Nasonex. I trust that he knows what he's doing. I see the rheumy next Tuesday. Does this make sense? Are the symptoms of CFS similar to allergies? Can FM and CFS symptoms exist without actually having CFS? What makes CFS distinct? At least one good thing came of the Allegra script. I took one tablet and am breathing deeper than I have in years. Now I'm so confused.... One last thing, I did bring up mycoplasma infections. Although the Dr. has heard of them, he's hesitant to do a test, possibly because he's not convinced I have CFS. He says to bring in printouts of information from reliable sources, and he will take a look at it. Any ideas? Is this worth pursuing?