Since the disease pattern of CFS, FMS and GWI affect all major body systems (cardio vascular invasion involving the left ventricle, neurological damage ranging from mild cognitive problems to bi-polar depression or schizophrenia, genitourinary damage presenting incontinence or urethritis, pulmonary symptoms of asthma and the development of fibro masses or nodules in the lungs etc.), this multi-faceted symtomatology is causing a medical merry-go-round in the medical profession starting with a general practitioner who will usually prescribe an anti-inflammatory and a short-term antibiotic regimen for the chronic infection.
Since you also exhibit symptoms of neurological disorders and your general practitioner is not versed in neurology, you will be referred to a neurologist.
After the examination with a neurologist and a couple scripts later for your anxiety and insomnia, you will be pawned off on an endocrinologist for your hormonal imbalance because the neurologist has limited knowledge in endocrinology.
Due to the combined adverse side effects of the antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, analgesics and tranquilizers, you may exhibit signs of gastric disturbances and skin reactions where you will be further drugged by a dermatologist or a gastrologist [gastroenterologist].
Next in line on the “gist” medical treadmill is the cardiologist who will push a beta-blocker or a diuretic on you for your cardiomyopothies. After seeing ten different disease specialists and spending thousands of dollars on MRI’s, CT Scans, X-Rays, surgery, pharmaceuticals, etc., without finding a solution to your dilemma, you will be labeled psychosomatic, hypochondriac or suffering from severe depression where you will end up with a psychologist.
You’re now a walking drug store with more complications than what you started with thanks to the combined adverse reactions of the drugs and the limitations of medical doctors who specialize in only 1/10th of the body. What a racket!!!