A dear friend just wrote me that she has been reading all of my facebook posts. She said that they really helped her understand more about the disease and made her a better doctor. She said she was disgusted with what she was taught in med school. So I asked, her,
"What were you taught?"
"You're not going to like it," she started out.
"We were (and I bet most med students still are) taught that people with CFS, fibro, vuvlodynia, interstitial cystitis, etc - are basically crazy people with a psych problem and some physical components."
(Chicago Medical School, circa 2005)
It all starts to make sense.