Hello gmom (cool name) I am reading older postings and came across your question about sore throat. I have both CFIDS and Fibromyalgia. I started out with CFIDS though. There were a few major symptoms I endured during this time (1999): insomnia, sore throat, and general malaise. My sore throats were so common, I had to have medicine on hand at all times for them. Once, my husband's family was slated to go to Myrtle Beach for a gathering. My baby was about 4 months old at the time. I was excited about going. THen two days before, it hit me: the worst sore throat i had ever experienced. As a result, we missed the gathering. I went on to experience many more of these episodes. Nothing, but time seemed to help. If you need any homemade tips, please write back and I will tell you as much as I know. Are you sure you don't have CFIDS as well. It is my understanding, that severe sore throat is often identified with CFIDS (maybe more so that than fibro.).