So, I went to see the infectious disease specialist. I want you to know that he is supposedly the "best" and is linked with a well known hospital and university system in the US. His name would be highly recognizable.
The appt. started out with questions like:
1. Are you happy in your job?
2. Are you having any marriage problems?
3. Do you feel better on the weekends than you do during the week?
4. Have you ever been treated for depression?
Yeah, I knew this was going NOWHERE at that point. He did examine me and says that I meet the CDC criteria for BOTH CFS and FMS (well that's great). He is running some more detailed thyroid tests, some regular bloodwork, and a Hep C panel (since I have tattoos). Guess what this wonderful infectious disease specialist did not ask about? ANY environmental questions etc., no exposure type questions, and the kicker of it all........guess what he did NOT test for...........Lyme or any tick-borne illnesses.
Oh and he also says I need exercise, because you know even the best athelete will be sick and unwell if he hasn't exercised in months.
Yeah, so that didn't go so well, and I'm frustrated and discouraged - AGAIN.
(I don't even want his notes in my medical record - Ugghhh!!!!)