Hello, I have been having trouble getting a diagnosis for a long time. I finally have a new doctor who seems willing to actually look into my symptoms in detail, however, I am now going into remission, so whatever evidence there might have previously been might now be gone. I read somewhere that the sedimentation rate test is a key test because if it is high, or even highish normal, that would exclude CFS. Do people in remission still fit within this rule? In other words, does this basic sign of infection/inflamation persist even during remission phases (quite sure it will come back the next time something stressful happens...). If all of this is caused by a permanent retrovirus, then I would presume the sedimentation rate would remain lowish. But if not.... Does anyone have experience with this?