Hi everyone,, ok I am trying this again.. I tried to post and "lost it".. I have been viewing this message board for a long time.. got discouraged trying to post as it seemed it never went through.. I just tried again and "lost" what I started.. but this time I am going to persist... I did not realize it has been 3 and a half yrs of coming here to read posts and get info.. First of all, I would like to thank everyone just for being here for me..After reading messages posted here so long ago, I was exhilarated that SOMEONE ELSE felt just like me and I had a name to put to how I felt. I had been "sick all the time and sick of it" , missing work (lost a job because of it )and my family doctor had been throwing his arms up in the air .. finally after reading info here, I suggested that I may have chronic fatigue and my doctor referred me to a rheumatologist in my area..anyhow a lot has occurred during this time frame and after all the blood tests my rheumy sasy I have "probable chronic fatigue" and a probable "fibromyalgic type process".. I guess you could say my rheumatologist does not want to commit himself to a diagnosis..but I am here to say hello.. I too wax and wane in my illness.. had a terrific two months or better and just after my jan 9th follow up, started going downhill again...fatigued, achy , low grade fever, depressed, easily stressed, brain fog and mostly a big funk right now, and am slowly coming about out of my fog again. so again just want to say HI and I will see you in the posts!!