I feel at a dead-end lately: my symptoms keep getting worse and I have no environmental stability at home, plus the few supplements that were marginally helping have 'pooped out'. I can't afford to go back to a CFS specialist -- and they didn't offer much that helped anyway. However, one thing that I have never had ruled out is AI disease (when I asked, my very helpful GP said that "[he] thinks we've done enough testing and maybe should get a hobby"). I know of two people (a brother and a cousin) in my family who have Crohn's disease, though I'm not familiar with the rest of my family history. My bloodwork has always been okay-ish, though I did have Thyroid antibodies (in range) at one point; a family friend said, in her opinion, any antibodies = Hashi's, but I also had a scan and it was normal. I'm seeing a new GP next week -- a social worker spoke to another client with CFS and got the name of the GP she sees. I wanted to ask her to try and rule out anything AI-related, and was just wondering if there were any specific tests I should ask for (without scaring her away or looking like I've done 'too much research')?