Thanks for the little message the other day,I did not want to reply directly to your post not knowing if you were going to have another peak at it or not.Good to hear that things are slowly but surely going in the correct direction for you and this can be a long road back to wholeness but one well worth enduring. One thing I do want to ask you and for no other reason than mere curiosity is when you were origonaly afflicted with the cfids what was it that truely grabbed your attention that something was wrong beyond a normal run of the mill a little dab L do ya flu? For me I remember for half a month having bone crushing wealness but this never startled me or thrust me into a panic thinking something was horribly wrong.I was always certain that inspite of todays very abnormal fatigue that tomorrow I would be ressurected and fully myself again. What made me wonder what the heck is happening here is the neurological breakdown that was occuring,this was and still can be the most disturbing element of the illness.People like to label it brain fog but this trivialises it to much for me so I always will refer to it as neurological impairment. I was certain that I had a brain tumor but MRI's proved my self diagnosis to be incorrect,but there is always that funky dualism between the true mechanisms for our plight and the off the hip diagnoses.One of my saving graces is my uncle who is a doctor.He graduated #1 in his class from Stanfords medical school and is one of the leading experts in the U.S. regarding medication so I have always had his brain to pick whenever I can use a ultra knowledgable voice on many of the meds that are used or touted with great potential for aiding cfids.He unfortunately also suffers from cfids/fibro so has used or tried many of the meds himself.Medicaly he is the differance between a true artist and merely skilled profesionals,he is without exageration this gifted as a physician.A softer touch yet greater power.If you ever are in need of some expert advice on a certain medication perhaps I could intercede on your behalf and see if he would have the answer you were looking for. Oh yes I got side tracked there for a bit,I do want to ask you what did you go through neurologicaly when the illness struck?You did not elaborate but it sounded as if there was a battle with coordinating what was once an unconscious act.Not fun is it.Anyway time to go study the piano now and keep my brain in motion so I will wish you a blessed day,and quality and quantity rest.God bless.