I used to post here when first diagnosed with ME. I have accepted the fact that I am sick and will never get better. I've accepted it all, but I cannot live with this sore throat. Please, can someone help me It all started with the throat 2.5 years ago. I went on antibiotics, felt better, then when I went off, the throat hit with a vengence. *ANY* physical activity I do results in throat punishment. I do no physical activity. I can no longer handle it, I end up crashing the next day. I went to 10 doctors, 4 of them ENTs. Had sinus surgery 2 years ago. Went the Lyme route, a Lyme specialist told me 1 year ago that my body was under attack with Lyme for 1.5 years, which resulted in CFS. Which as we all know, isn't going away. As a result of the whole mess, I now have some nonserogenic Lupus on top of it all. I've tried: Antibiotics constantly. My body stopped responding a week ago. Prednisone. My dose is finishing today and I can feel the throat ready to strike tomorrow with a vengence. accupuncture. I became allergic to the stainless needless. Gotta love the autoimmune part of this mess. Gamma Gobulin Shots. Gave me great energy. Which always resulted in throat punishment. B12 shots. Did nothing Grapeseed Extract. Did nothing. Neti Pot. Did nothing. Sometimes aggravated the throat when water would drip down it. Nose sprays. Worked for 3 weeks and kept me off antibiotcs for 3 weeks. Now when I use them they trigger the throat. I think they may do more harm then good. Chiropractic. I was told that I have Fibro but don't live in pain, except for the throat. One visit to the chiro and I was in severe pain. I have pain to the touch. Even if one of my kids tries to hug me, it has to be gentle. Severe pain on any type of touch. Couldn't go back to the chiro, caused me too much pain. Back pain on a regular basis I do not have nor do I want. My nose hasn't run in 5.5 years. I truly think this is part of the mess. If my nose would RUN, it would release the throat. But my nose doesn't run. I can't remember other things I tried but these are the things I can remember. If anyone can please, please help me with this throat I would be so appreciative. I can't tolerate it any longer. 2.5 years is just way longer than I expected to have to live in pain. I used to be a frequent member here and haven't posted in a while. Thank you in advance for any help.