Hi. This is my first time posting. I do not suffer from fibro or cfs, but my Mother does. She has for over 10 years. She sees a specialist in Charlotte. She has had ups and downs, but this is the worst she has ever been. She just turned 52 on Saturday and I hate to see her this way. She is staying with me for extra help & support right now. My Stepfather has just been diagnosed with a liver disease and he is often sick as well. My brother has severe anxiety and is just all around a difficult person to live with. We all stay in the same house right now, which is my house and it isn't very big. My question for all of you that suffer from fibro & cfs, is have you had any physical symptoms? My Mother currently stays in the bed all day. Her muscles have atrophied, her skin & appearance have changed. She has been to many doctors who all say it is psychosomatic. She is so frustrated and depressed. She seems to have lost hope. Doctors do not understand and her specialist has offered only so much help. She has been hospitalized several times and many tests have been run. Nothing physical has been found. Any similar experiences or advice would be very helpful. I am desparate to find help for her. Thanks.