I've been diagnosed with FM for years now but am wondering if I also have CFS. My worst symptom is a horrible sore throat. My second worst symptom is the muscle pain. My third would be fatigue. The only thing that has helped my sore throat is taking a course of Prednisone. But, if I'm unfortunate enough to get a cold, it throws me into another flare that will last 2-3 months. It's hard to explain to people why I can't talk. My lymph nodes aren't swollen although my whole neck and jaw area feel achey and sore to the touch. My recent cold is gone but I'm left with symptoms like I'm coming down with something. This is a consistent pattern throughout the year. I dread catching anything. I've had tons of tests. ANA results are a little elevated as well as blood protein levels. No one I ask though can explain my awful sore throat. Could this be CFS?