i know there are alot of things out there that mimick our symptoms. as for me...i tend to worry that i may not be properly diagnosed so i am always researching to see what other links i find. things like lyme, excess copper, thyroid issues, etc all have been things ive looked into. There is one though that we should all read a bit on and see if it contributes to our symptoms ADRENAL FATIGUE. ive had my cortisol checked and it was very very high all day and even all night, it was only slightly low in the early A.M. (when i needed it to be high). Im wondering if anyone knows what to take to help get unhealthy adrenal glands back on track..or is that not even possible. I always feel that fight or flight feeling and feel my adrenals are on overdrive...prob also contributing to lack of sleep. Although my cortisol was very high, it wasnt considered high enough for doctors to consider it Cushings/Addisons (i forget which one is for high cortisol). If i can get my adrenals/cortisol to calm down...perhaps my whole body will come back in sync. I have HYPOGLYCEMIA, BODY ACHES, CHRONIC FATIGUE, GENERAL ANXIETY, HEADACHES, COGNITIVE PROBLEMS, IRRITABILITY , BURNING EYES/NOSE AND THROAT, FLOATERS, ETC ETC...EVEN INABILITY TO DRINK ALCOHOL....AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS. IM grateful i have finally been diagnosed with fibro/cfs...but id hate to live like this 4ever without knowing i havent considered trying everything i can to change it.