I love my doctor but he can be frustrating also. He attends every conference on FM/CFS there is but he still says there have been no major breakthroughs in FM/CFS and what causes or helps them. I don't have a printer right now so can't take things I find in to him and get tongue tied when he starts telling me things. I asked him about the fact that so many are testing positive for various viruses. He said that's true BUT that others who also test positive for them do not develop these dd's, so it isn't a set in stone connection. He says there has been NO connection made to yeast, though I see many here that test positive and have good results when they treat it. I don't think he even believes they exist or if he does that they influence these dd's either. He's open to any sort of physical therapy or emotional therapy but not supplements or antivirals etc. He did give me samples this time of the Lidocaine patches. I put one on my hip that NEVER stops hurting and this morning I woke up without pain for the first time in that area! I don't feel anything else, no cold, no numbness or anything..just no pain there. My husband's pain has been increased a lot in the last two months. He didn't adjust his pain med but added an antidepressant. I know they did NOTHING for my pain but my husband is obviously depressed so it couldn't HURT. I don't think my husband thinks it will help tho because he was tried on Prozac and there was no change in his pain or depression. This one is another SSRI. I think he needs his meds adjusted too, some days he cries from the pain..and he was NEVER a crying man! I'm going to ask my PCP about testing for the various viruses and see what HIS opinion is. I don't see HOW the viruses COULDN'T contribute or even cause some of the FM.