Hello everyone, I'm 23 and was diagnosed with FMS and CFS around age 13. I think my cases are pretty mild in comparison to everyone else, but what I struggle most with is the fatigue and sleep disturbances. I'm able to work normally and do karate 3+ times a week, so I manage to get along pretty well. In the past few years I've been battling with my moods...and I just can't decide (and don't know) if what I'm experiencing is just a normal reaction to the fatigue, or if it might be more like depression. There have been increasingly more days when I'm just in a down or dark mood for no good reason. But I'm usually a very happy person, so sometimes I almost feel bipolar. I blamed it on the birth control for a while, but then went off...so now at least I know these are my own feelings. I exercise and eat well, so I'm not sure what more I can do to naturally improve my moods. But I think knowing that maybe this is a normal part of CFS/FMS would help. So I'd just really like to hear about what others with these conditions are experiencing--do you find that your moods fluctuate heavily? Or do you have depression because of CFS? Do you think that just being tired and fatigued can cause you to be depressed/in a down mood? I agree with some of the postings I've seen--sometimes I just feel CRAZY and cry for no reason, and I just want to see if I'm not alone here. Thanks in advance for your replies!