Oh, well naturopaths are not MDs and have nothing to gain by suggesting a sleep study. Oops, you're from the UK. I don't know what kind of credentials medical Drs carry there. But whatever they are, just replace "MDs or DOs" in this message with whatever credentials medical Drs carry there. Actually, I guess there may be a few ex-MDs who turn to naturopathy (if that is a word?). Unless the few who started out as MDs (or DOs) maintain their credentials, they cannot "order" a sleep study to be done. It may be that they DID think of the possibility, but knew any potential treatment would be medication, to which naturopaths tend to be opposed. My guess is that even if they recognized sleep issues might contribute to fatigue, their goal would be to treat the sleep problem with naturopathic techniques. I apologize if my attitude is offensive, I've just seen CFS patients so victimized by naturopaths and other alternative practitioners.
Every MD I ever consulted about CFS (more than 5) suggested a sleep study immediately! But the good news NOW, is that you are getting successful treatment, and are doing well. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing with us. Maybe this will be seen by others who insist on being treated by alternative practitioners.
I hope your new-found health is long lasting. Do a little extra LIVING for the rest of us (who can't be helped by a sleep study), ok? Have fun!
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