I just had to respond to your Sherlock Holmes coment! Made me LOL cos that's what I've been saying to everyone for the last cpl of weeks! It's insane that we have to do all this research and have our minds consumed with all these different facts and figures that we don't fully comprehend, when that's what the doctors are supposed to have gune to uni for and get paid to already know! I know that obviously there are benefits to understanding it all yourself and taking control of your own health blahdiblah, but the reality is, I'm sure all of us here would have preferred to have gone to the doctor, had a test that showed something in black and white, and gotten a conventional treatment for it so we could get on with our lives. I am like you, going on 10 months of feeling ill, am not working, have no money to speak of, and what little I do goes on docs. Having been down the conventional route and even tried two different anti-depressants (which I adamantly didn't think I needed), I am now forking out money for chiropractors, accupuncturists, and am in between two naturopaths at the moment - one who has ordered all the thyroid panels plus DHEA, growth hormone, etc (which I get back on Sat), and another who is testing me for all food allergies and candida and stuff. I feel like I'm sooooo close to the solution now as these docs really think they can help me get my life back, but I hope it's not another false lead and false hope. Let me just say I feel your situation and you are not alone in your quest. These boards have helped me tremendously also. One of the holistic docs was actually recommended off Mary Shomon's site so I do feel it's worthwhile keeping up this network of support so that we can help others and vice versa.
Hang in there, I'm searching too!!!