Does anyone here have chronic fatigue WITHOUT muscle pain or flu-like symptoms? I get exhausted from doing even small activities. For example, showering (with several periods of sitting down to rest) wipes me out for the whole day. I feel faint and queasy. I have had the symptoms all my life, but they were always mild. Now it is getting worse every week. I have seen many doctors and all tests are normal. I have dysthymia (depression), but it is under good control with medicines. I have tried thyroid treatments in spite of normal test results but there was no effect. My muscles are fine (by EMG and serum enzymes). My doctor wrote me a letter saying he was giving up.