I think Klutzo who has studied natupathic med. and others with some knowledge may like to respond, It is really weighing on my mind (besides having CFIDS of course)is i''m looking thru Bruce Fife's Detox Book, and he is defintely anti medication. He's an N.D. that sen me his book free cause i'm broke all time, with med. supps etc. THe N.D. D.C. and nutritionist, I was working with over E Mail (didn't work out long distance relationships don't) (and cheney is stil my cfids dr.) But the ND DC in CA I was working with via e mail, did say all his patients did not cold turkey meds. I"m trying to cut back on the nuerontin, although i take such a low dose. Someone on the message board said they had a problme with painting with a black and white brush strict alternative vs. mainstream and drugs controversy i've always leaned toward alt. approaches, but these books and ND"s that say all drugs are toxic, ARE they? I know all have side effects and some are more toxic than others, So I worry well if i don't get off meds. i'll never get well according to these writings, fife gives case studies of people (none have cfids or fms) like a guy with severe ashtma and protrate he went into a dr. shelton's clinic they had him on varoius fast 45 days and he came out cured> Fife says on p. 42 Often mediations pare prescriged to amask the symtpoms but taking drugs only adds more chemical toxins to the body. He probably is right, but what do we do when we have cfids/fms and don't know the "root cause", This just weighs on my mind, with nothing workign and when i lst got sick i did do a lot of alt. therapies, maybe i didn't give it time, i coldn't take the pain ie the fire ants sandpaper biting burning tingling dyrness and dry dry coughing and flu like since then i've gone downhill to the point i'm bedridden l7/24 hrs. I feel deperate and when i read these books it sounds so good, but IS IT that simple, IN Theory yes, but in themeantime what do we with these DD do? I Would just like some more imput on this subject And I apapreciate it kindly..... Paul M.