I have finally gotten so exhausted that I started doing my own research into CFS. Had a physical 2 months ago- said my tests came back normal, but my cholesterol was 276. The ratio of good to bad cholesterol was good, but the doc still didn't want me on statins- wanted me to work on my diet. Diet mod has never worked in the past for me. I work out and eat healthy. But the real reason for my concern now is that I am exhausted, depressed, and foggy thinking. My hair and nails are brittle. I had a baby 15 months ago and have gained 12 pounds. I feel, chemically, that something is really 'off'. I know I am no spring chicken anymore but the energy level drop off is NOTICEABLE! Does anyone have ideas or stories to share? Thanks!