After speaking again with Nancy Klimas yesterday we decided to try saline infusions 2x a week to see if it helps me feel better. I just scheduled some with my first one being this saturday. Before I got CFS I had to have infusions when I was pregnant and severely sick - I always felt amazing afterward. However, since I've gotten CFS I've had an infusion @ Nancy's clinic and felt HORRIBLE afterward. The same thing happens to me when I take salt pills. I just feel really really sick. So I am really hoping that my reaction to the infusion in Miami was just me on a bad day and hoping I feel better with them. But I'm curious if my not feeling well with an infusion is a reflection of my body not being used to 'normal' blood volume and not liking it. Anybody have any thoughts on this? The other treatment that is on the table is ivig - although this is through my neurologist and not Nancy. However she said that people generally feel better after ivig because of the blood volume expansion and that it is different from getting saline in that there are proteins that hold onto the volume for a longer period of time. Neurologist has to get insurance to approve it - I am guessing thye are going to say no and we are going to have to fight but we'll see.