I want to start off saying I don't have CFS, but have had neurocognitive, sensory, and psychiatric issues for 20 years (and mild POTS), after an unknown infection that sent my liver enzymes through the roof (1200 SGOT - 800 SGPT), but tested negative for all hep viruses. I can exercise and don't get PEM and alcohol helps me. It appears I just got tested positive for Bartonella, not by a specialized lab ordered by a naturopath, but an actual public health ordinary lab that ordinary doctors send you to. I would like to know if you dramatically improved (or even was cured) by treating it, not 6 months of antibiotic therapy and you felt a little better at the end, and your left foot was a little less swollen, but are still sick and your gut got a bit worse. I don't see that as improvement because we all feel we improve a little as time goes by; its called adapting, nothing to do with any treatment. I need some empirical data (which is hard to find on the internet on this matter, just a bunch of advocacy not substantiated by any clinical trials) before I let someone nuke my body with antibiotics for six bloody months or something. Thanks.