I just thought it would help people to know that not all Doctors are knowledgable enough to work with people with CFS. It is not a dead end because your familty M.D can't help you. There are other kinds of Doctors out there. Search ACAM it can list doctors in your area who specialize in CFS using either integrated(md who also studied alternative medicine) or an alternative doctor. An integrated doctor is my personal favorite because it is the best of both worlds. Do not give up or think there is no help available, there really is. You need to stop thinking one-way and realize there are other Doctors available. This is your life and view it as a gift to yourself so you can enjoy and live your life with quality! It is NOT a dead row, it is time to just try a different path now. If your reading this it is because you have had enough and want help, so go on acam find another doctor who can actually help you now.Good luck.