Hi everyone, I've just joined this forum after spending the last few months researching so many different health problems. I have realised that I need to look at a more holistic way of getting myself well and I'm interested in finding a doctor who practices functional medicine. I've googled a few sites including the institute of functional medicine but I couldn't find one near to where I live. Does anyone know of one in the north west of England? I was diagnosed with ME/CFS in 1999, a year after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism which was caused by hashimotos disease and it has led, I think, too my deficiencies in vitamin b12 and vitamin D, folate and ferritin. I take the supplements and thyroid meds and self inject with b12. I've worsened over the years and now they say it's not ME but fibromyalgia. I'm not sure if it's either! My kidneys, liver and pancreas is now showing damage and apparently I now have an adrenal problem. My GP doesn't really care and at my insistence has now referred me to an endocrinologist and a dietician as I'm told I'm borderline diabetic and have high cholesterol. I've stopped taking my statins after reading all the information and believe that the side effects of taking them are responsible for a worsening of so many symptoms. B12 deficiency has caused a lot but statins I believe has led to my walking on crutches and neurological problems. This has only got to this stage since I began the statins in 2014. The book the cholesterol con by Dr McKendrick has been an eye opener. I believe I need to look at myself holistically and find the root causes of all this. My research on functional medicine says I need to look at diet as well. So if anyone can let me know of any doctor of functional medicine in the north west I would be very grateful. Sorry for such a long post!