I had to change an appointment at Stanford because the nurse practioner I was supposed to see retired. There was an opening to see an actual physician, so I took it. Saw him on Monday. His name is Hector Bonilla and he grew up very close to Dr. Montoya. He's harder to understand than Montoya but is like him in other ways. He thinks CFS/ME is caused by a viral infection of the mitochondria. His recommendations: 200 mg co-enzyme Q twice a day on top of everything else No d-ribose. He says the evidence isn't there. Curcurmin. Don't remember the amount but I'm skeptical of the usefulness of the stuff. Mediterranean diet. Lots of olive oil, walnuts, greens. No red meat. (The no red meat might be hard because my husband likes it.) I eat like that as much as I can anyway. Re-start Valcyte (if my insurance will pay for it). 75-100 g dark chocolate a day (about one large bar) I am having a hard time eating that much. De-stress. I think he would recommend meditation. I told him I spend a lot of time with my cat, and she's a destresser. He thinks the reason I've been in a prolonged crash is that a close friend of mine died in Feb.