My son is 7. I wonder what the initial signs have been for those who had a child who developed CFS/FM in childhood. I don't know if this makes any sense, but I "sense" my son will develop this stuff too. Mothers instinct? I don't know. My mother sensed I would develop the same health problems (not recognized as FM in late 60's) she had. Unfortunately she was right. I can't go on my own history as a child since I had other severe health problems that would mask any initial development of CFS/FM. I am not hypochondriacing on my sons behalf here. I want to be aware as time passes. He seem to recover from viruses slower than other kids, and after the last bout of viral infection he have been so sleepy for SO long. He sleeps more and ASKS to go to bed in the evening. He have recovered, but yet- not. This is just one thing among more subtle things one can pick up as a parent. This is one of the things that went on with me as a kid, many infections, sick alot, many fevers, UTI's etc. Anyone here has a child/ young teen with CFS/FM?