Hi all. As many know here i have CFS/FM/MCS, etc. I generally don't do well with low energy, brain fog, muscle pain etc, and having to rest alot between activities. i can usually cook food, do a very small amount of cleaning, or drive to the shops to get a few items. However, on August 20th, something changed dramatically. I awoke feeling extremely unwell. Not sure what's wrong exactly, but I woke up on that Wednesday shaking, feeling much weaker & heavier than usual etc. All day my BP was dropping, having unstable hypoglycemia, and I was dreadfully cold to the core. Kept on the same despite lots of water and salt etc, until about 6pm when I lost control of my body when simply getting up to get a drink. I dropped to the bed so as not to faint, and began shaking violently and was so incredibly weak and out of control. Heart rate was around 140-150, but a very weak pulse. I had a bad tight aching band type pain across the top of my chest from shoulder to shoulder and down the inner left arm. I felt like my circulatory system was going to collapse inside me. I was so extremely cold. Called ambulance when I was able and they came - had settled slightly but still very weak and shaky. Postural BP drop of 20 or 25 points on standing (80 systolic) - They took me to the ER where they game me IV saline over an hour or so. Helped BP but still felt unwell. Every day has been similar since that wednesday and was taken in ambulance again on the following sat nite, then again the next Wednesday - both times another 1 or 2 litres saline - general blood tests all coming back 'in the normal range'. I kept hoping I’d get back to my usual self, but it’s since been staying the same if not getting worse all the time. I went to the GP but he couldn't do anything much in the short term. I'm rather scared as even though I have CFS, I never feel this bad. I haven’t been able to cook any food or even shower more than once a week or so, the energy from my body is gone. I feel like my body is about to bottom out almost all day, and it wakes me through the night, dreadful shaking and freezing cold to the core. Weakness, dizziness, low BP and postural drops, severe tremors/inward trembling, 'jelly legs' on standing, dihorrea and polyuria, unstable hypoglycemia (all alot worse than usual), anxiety, weak appetite, dim vision. I can barely lift myself off the bed, and can’t do basic things i usually can. I really feel like i need to be admitted to hospital for a few days for comprehensive tests, as I am really scared and never feel this bad / unstable, but the hospitals are overcrowded and my tests are 'normal' (infuriating). I’m constantly feeling on the edge (it comes in waves through the day / night) on and off like I may have to go back to emergency at any time, and I really don't want to have to keep doing that because they aren't really experienced with these sort of problems or my history. I’m using 2x and 3x the amount of testosterone gel just to stop the freezing shaking coldness/weakness that I constantly have, which does help a little but for a short while. I recently discovered that I had to up my licorice root intake (from one teaspoon a day) to about six to TEN TEASPOONS a day to keep me out of hospital! That is a huge dose of licorice as far as I know - reccommended is like 500mg to maybe 2grams max, im now on around 10-15 grams a day (which retains cortisol longer). I still haven't started taking cortisol except a tiny crumb of a tablet here and there, which gives me a short burst of miraculous stability and reverses the cold, weak shakiness, nearly all the symptoms for a short time. It’s just that it's the last thing I want to depend on, but I feel dangerously unstable every day since Aug 20th.. any ideas would be really appreciated.. thanks. ~Chris.