Hello. I am a T1 diabetic w/ 33 years under my belt. I suffer from constant and chronic fatigue. My endo says my thyroid is fine, my A1c's are generally good, and my cardiologist has said my fatigue isn't heart related. I've had a sleep study done, am on CPAP, but still suffer from fatigue. I've gone to a Psychiatrist who specializes in sleep related disorders and he hasn't been able to solve the problem with Rx's (like Ritalin or Ambien).
While looking for a complete, overall, big picture evaluation, I came across the Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Centers (located throughout the US). When I went for their "complimentary consultation", they wanted to construct a yearlong treatment program (at about $6K) based on a lot of lab results (40 vials of blood). I told them I'd do the labs and then hear what their "customized program" would be for me. I told them I didn't want to commit to anything until I got the lab results, their analysis and recommendations, and a second opinion from my endocrinologist. They said that was fine but that it would cost me the labs plus $500.00 for an appt. to get their opinion and plan (which they'd credit towards the $6K if I did their program).
Is anyone familiar with these clinics? Have you used them? Do you know of any other places to go for a COMPLETE evaluation for a problem that isn't readily apparent?