Hi All, I have had fibro for 5 yrs and cfs for about 2 yrs. I just wanted to write this post to tell you that perseverence is worth it. After 5yrs of numerous docs and requesting tests that they won't do, today I made a breakthrough! Why? Because some wonderful physio on the yahoo chelation group helped me get the tests I needed. After having a hair test done through DDI labs, he advised me that my adrenal and thyroids needed help and advised I have a saliva adrenal stress index test & a stool analysis test. Luckily he could order the test for me and I sent it off to the USA with the results: Adrenal Fatigue - stage 5 I have been advised the following: low dose cortisol - dependent on results Adrenal cytotrophin 1-3 tabs a day Pregnenolone 30mg twice a day Vit B 5 500mg twice a day Vitamin B6 50mg twice a day Biotin 2000mcg twice a day Magnesium 400mg Diet - to eat high protein meals frequently I was advised to have further tests: TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Thyroid antibodies, Ferritin & B12. Some of these I have had before but not the Free T3, ferritin or B12. So after having these results and advice on paper - I took them to my local doc who I have seen previously, he read through it all and said 'The reason I'm not going to argue with you is I can see how desperate you are and it's not detrimental to you so I'm going to go ahead and give you the cortisol and lab tests'. So I had these all done today and am awaiting results and will start the cortisol tomorrow. I wonder how many of us actually have adrenal fatigue. Blood tests don't test for this - only saliva at 4 different times of the day, and therefore so many people can't get the right treatment they need. Once I have worked on my adrenals, I intend to sort my thyroid out. Today is a breakthrough for me and makes me realise not to give up as it may just be the difference between being miserable the rest of my life and actually having one! Hang in there everyone and keep fighting - I will post more results once they come back in case they might be of use to others, also how I am getting on with chelating. I am going on a detox week soon too so lots going on.