If anyone could advise me, I was diagnosed a couple of years ago with CFS/Epstein Barre, no mention was ever made of Fibromyalgia. However I have some of the symptoms it appears from reading various Postings. Are they always linked? I have a Doctors Appointment this week for a regular Physical, I have reached the point I do not mention my CFS/EB as the Doctor says to just give in there is nothing for it....is this really the case? I did get a second opinion and was told it was depression. Personally, I disagree, I lack energy, but have many things I dream about doing if I could only muster up the energy. My first bout lasted several months, since I get good and bad days, the latter being the norm ...any input would be welcome. I too find family do not seem to understand what this illness is like, if they even recognise it as an illness. It is the worst thing I have ever encountered...I have gone from an Energetic Bundle of Energy to Lethargic and Extremely Tired most of the time. The slightest thing I do results in a nap, it seems I have energy for a couple of hours at most, I sleep at night, but do not feel refreshed in the morning.