I started thinking after running into doc. after doc. who won't bout on the SSRI fix-it-all treatment of pain and fatigue. Do men with FM/ CFS get this crap as often as women? Or is it as I suspect an old thing from the text books in med. school about females being hysterical or hypocondriacs, depressed. Well, you get the idea? How the heck do you deal with it? I told my doc I'm only "depressed" when I'm so sick I can't function, or take my children to school, the park, etc. I am happy and "normal" when I have my rare symptom free (almost) days or hours.