I was chatting with one of my ME Doctors, Dr. Hyde just now. He is such a wonderful man and so thorough at his testing but as you know he is not much in the way of treatment or anything new or cutting edge. But helpful as part of the team nonetheless. Anyways, he said that in his experience of seeing thousands of ME patients, that he belives men always have better chnaces at recovery or substantial improvement over women - not because men are physically stronger but that our immune and hormonal systems are quite different. I don't want to offend anybody but do you believe this to be true? We all know more woman than men get this disease (as well as many other major diseases) but we don't often discuss recovery and improvement rates. Not that woman don't improve or recover, they do, according to Dr. Hyde, but men in his experience fair much better over time.