I saw a Rheumatologist for the first time today. So he is doing some blood work. If everything comes back normal, he is thinking that I have fibro, but not CFS which I disagree with. I fit the criteria very well and likely have both if nothing else. He also suggested I talk to my primary and get a sleep study done. He says sleep studies are often overlooked in these situations and should be done. He does not appear to know much about CFS and Fibro, HOWEVER, is extremely friendly and open. I told him how I tried antibiotics before and they helped and instead of rolling his eyes or blaming it on placebo effect, he looked at me with interest and said, "antibiotics may have other effects besides just fighting infection." He is also the type that takes things very seriously when a patient has genuine concerns about something. He seems open to suggestions as well. So I'm feeling a bit optimistic.