As smart Shelly (Seashel) stated elsewhere, we prob. do need a thread specifically directed at the vaccines we all have been given as children and adults that MAY have set the stage or even set-off our CFIDS. As the WPI Story stated, Andrea Whittemore got very sick with CFIDS after getting her MMR vaccine to enter college. I too must wonder about the booster MMR that I was forced to have in Grad school at age 22/23 or not be allowed into class. For poor Andrea, she was sick with CFIDS five days after the MMR booster. I was sick with CFIDS 10 years later but had a number of odd symptoms, etc. leading up to that final virus (husband and I got, he recovered and I slept 22 hours a day). And here I am 16 years later sleeping like a very drugged person for 16 to 18 hours a day now. So, what is your experience with the VACCINES that you were given as a child, teen, adult including ALL vaccines (DTP, MMR, Polio, seasonal Flu, etc). SeaShel noted that this could be provided to WPI as informational background. I think she is correct. More info to hand to them if there is a strong enough pattern. Thanks Seashel!!!!