you said: "...diagnosed with CFS will get off their lazy asses to buy Ampligen for a 14% boost"
There are a lot of people who would give just about anything for whatever boost they can get....you're a total jerk. Have you ever been bedridden and unable to walk? And "lazy asses"? - you should be strung up by your ****, if you have any, for such a comment. OR, perhaps have this disease to feel it first hand!!!! THAT would give an indication of how tough you REALLY are. You'd surely be one of the ones to take the suicide route, I'm sure you couldn't tolerate a week of it and most of us have suffered with this for years........10, 15 20......can you possibly imagine that? It takes guts and courage to get through each day when you are as sick as this cruel illness makes you.
you also said: "Will insurance pay for an energy pill? I'll believe it when I see it"
Well.....guess what - insurance DID pay mine even though my policy EXcludes experimental drugs.
You should be informed before you make statements of which you are totally ignorant. And, how dare you make fun of the patients. Burn in hell!
You and your kind are the ones who deserve this illness. God forgive me for my anger and forgive you for who and what you are.
Today, CFS is estimated to affect nearly 1 million Americans. The economic impact in the United States, as assessed in a June 2004 study from the CDC, is also severe: The study estimated the total value of annual lost productivity to be $9.1 billion, with $2.3 billion from lost house hold productivity and $6.8 billion from lost labor force productivity. The study did not take into consideration spending on off-label drugs by CFS patients (approximately $8.0 billion) or Social Security benefits extended to CFS patients (approximately $1.5 billion).