Hello lovely Pheonix Rising people, I am new to this forum and loving it! Now straight on to an obscure technical question.... 1. Who signs or prepares a CPET report? Who signs or prepares the disability assessment portion? Is this done by a licensed physician (MD or DO)? Does anyone know? 2. Has anyone here used a CPET report to create documentation with your own doctor? (Like, did your doctor copy any info out of the CPET report and then write it on any forms or letters for you?) I would love to hear back from anyone who has had a CPET and is willing to share with me. Thanks so much! I am on SSDI and SSI and try to help others with their claims... but I am totally new to CPETs and did not know about them before arriving here. I have been looking quite a bit online, but I have not been able to find any reliable information out there about the use of CPETs in social security claims. Pheonix Rising seems to be the main place this is being talked about. I am frankly a little scared of the 2-day CPET because in the short time I have been here I have already read two stories by people who have become debilitated by this exam and have not recovered. This is frightening to me, and I don't like that when I looked at the Workwell I did not see anything clearly warn CFS patients about the risks (unless I overlooked something?). On the other hand, I also read stories from a bunch of people who were very happy with their CPETs. I know that social security will not consider something "medical evidence" if it is not signed or prepared by an MD. Thus, my question. Would love to hear any thoughts or input if anyone is willing to share.