or, they are fatal because the so-called "specialists" aren't that at all...but are reductionist thinking big pharma drug dealers who have little understanding of disease processes and only know that certain toxic meds give a certain reaction/result, hopefully without being fatal. perhaps there really aren't any actual specialists...just they're called that. or their specialisation prevents seeing the problem as a whole. what we're discussing is what is meant, or inferred by, the tem "specialist". this from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/specialist?q=specialist is there even special training for me/cfs? who decides if that knowledge makes the person a specialist? if its merely someone who has put alot of time and effort into trying to understand a condition then the term specialist has little meaning. and me/cfs, by its nature, is a multi-system problem requiring, if anything, a non specialised approach. the specialist can never perceive the whole.