Please note -- this post originally came from this thread -- "BMJ Rapid Response: Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a meme? 18 June 2014". I would agree were it not for the 2 day CPET. Everything is different now it has been independently confirmed as a valuable tool in assessing ME patients. We need to push this, HARD. Now I am not saying I think its the only test we need. I am saying its a start. Furthermore its an obvious test, and nearly every practicing doctor would have been taught it at medical school. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE for doctors to engage in psychobabble for ME. No excuse, anywhere, for any reason. There are indeed factors which led to this, which are keeping doctors in the dark. That is an entirely different issue.