I'm debating whether or not to see a doctor. My CFS started after becoming infected with C.Difficile over a year ago. After the C.Diff I got a colonoscopy and endoscopy because I was having colon pain and terrible bloating, and had lost 75lb and was still losing weight. The colonoscopy showed inflammation of the colon and ileum, and the endoscopy showed gastritis of the stomach. The GI doctor told my parents after I left the room that he thought I was imagining the digestive upset and it was in my head...(even after having gastritis and inflammation in my colon!) Well needless to say we never went back, and I haven't seen a doctor since then. I'm studying to become a ND and have been able to heal myself for the most part. I got the bloating and colon pain to go away, have resolved(for the most part) candida. And have improved my CFS by a considerable amount. 90% of my symptoms are gone now but the two major ones still remain. Digestive issues which I'm working on and more importantly the CFS. The CFS has improved quite a bit, I used to be confined to a chair but I can now do things around the house, light 1 minute exercise, and the brain fog is pretty much gone most days. I still have almost immediate crashes that last for the rest of the day though if I push too hard. I still have swollen lymph nodes which have been here for the past 6-7 months. I have never had any testing done for CFS, I've only had stool testing, organic acid testing, methylation testing done through mymedlab.com The main reason I want to see a doctor is to rule out any viral connections and get my liver enzymes, CBC, vitamins and minerals tested. The problem is I don't have enough money to pay for a good ND. The doctor I see will have to be a regular MD(so it's covered by my insurance). My doctor is a really good and nice guy, but he just pushes antibiotics if he doesn't understand the cause.(He is not a CFS specialist, just a regular family MD) How can I convince him to give me these tests? I really don't want to be labeled as depressed or imagining my fatigue, I'm perfectly fine mentally. Thanks for reading!