Does anyone else on the board feel that surgery caused their illness??? I had several extensive surgeries in 96 & 97. In 96 I also had radiation. I began with cognitive problems after the surgeries & different aches & pains, difficulty breathing with exercise & orthostatic hypotension. In 2001 again extensive surgeries and after one I went into respiratory arrest.During both of these surgeries they were having lots of problems with sinking blood pressure and messed up electrolytes. Fatigue became a way of life for me and LOL my memory became worse. Joint pain started and a constant sore throat. The headaches became worse. In 2003 while feeling so bad a new stressor was injected into my life. The bank I had worked for and managed merged & it was an ugly merger. It required more time than I was already giving and finally my body crashed. I often see on the board where people get better and they are fighting viruses & yeast. My test are negative. I wonder if a recovery & treatment plan that works for them will work for those with the CFS/FM that is caused by violent trauma to our bodies.