Hi All, this has probably been posted before but I thought I'd make a new post. I think the Canadian Consensus Criteria for ME/CFS ("CCC") is very important for everyone to read. Not only can it help you and your doctor and family understand what ME/CFS really is, (FAR beyond the dismal CDC's defintion) it also contains lists of diseases to be ruled out and some recommended blood tests. It really gets to the core of the symptoms a person with ME/CFS experiences, some explainations on why these symptoms and problems occur, and basically how this disease is Multisystemic and not just "Fatigue". I would encourage everyone to read it when possible (it is long!) and hopefully encourage doctors to read the pertinent information...... http://www.cfids-cab.org/MESA/ccpc.html The "ME/CFS: A Clinical Case Definition (abridged version of the 2003 Canadian Clinical Case Definition)" link is the easiest one to read and you can print out certain pages you may find helpful.