I've had M.E (as it's known in the UK) for six years. I've always had trouble keeping my weight down and did this mainly through exercise. Obviously this isn't possible now due to the ME. I've put on over three stone since becoming ill (I'm only 5'2") and I put this down to the lack of exercise, the metabolic effects of the illness, an appetite that's out of control and mega chocolate cravings. Has anybody else experienced this? I've always enjoyed my food but through sheer will power was able to control my intake. Chocolate has always been a favourite but again, prior to the illness I managed to limit my intake. For the last three years I've not been able to lay off the chocolate for one day - I find it impossible. I usually last to the evening and then the cravings/withdrawal symptoms take over (or I become hypoglyceamic). Is there any vitamin or mineral that I can take to curb these cravings? With regard to the hypoglyceamia and out of control appetite I've tried several eating plans -high complex carbohydrate intake down to the various carbohydrate plans - nothing works. Is there anybody out there who has or is experiencing the same - any advice would be gratefully received. Kind Regards, LB (UK) P.S I've had glucose tolerance tests they have shown nothing abnormal.