I haven't posted here in awhile, but I do keep checking in. I'm convinced that my FM/ME is progressively getting worse. It seems the last year has been one constant flare up, fatigue and weakness is the worst of my symptoms. I am so fed up! I just had the flu for a couple of wks, even with taking Tamiflu starting on the second day I was sick. I took it for the 5 day cycle they rx. I think it lessened the symptoms somewhat, I had 2 really bad days w high fever and then just continued to deal w the cough, stomach issues, etc. I am sure I'm still weakened from this, but I was so incredibly sick and weak before I got the flu that I don't know what is going on. I have been in a constant hunt along w my doc to try and find something to make me feel better. I'm about to do a day long saliva hormone test kit, I am dealing w perimenopause (no period in 5 mos now). Also, just started taking T4 and T3 thyroid meds 25 mcg each. I'm within the "normal" range on bloodwk, but doc says sometimes people still need meds. I've read that Thyroid meds sometimes help w FM and fatigue...alot of the symptoms of Hypothyroid are the same as FM/ME . So who knows, I've only been taking the T meds for a week now. I am feeling desperate, so discouraged, unable to get myself stronger no matter what I seem to do. Practically every med I've tried has not helped. I still take Prozac, Trazodone and Ativan...have taken these for several yrs. Tried some new ADs last summer and fall with too many side effects. Evil things these medications...my body always protests! I've had Adrenal testing done, with normal results of course. I feel like life is being sucked out of me on a daily basis, weaker and weaker. Hardly any good days for months now. I have a ton of supps I take off and on as I can tolerate them, problem is they cause serious GI problems for me. I try to eat healthy, get enough protein, fluids, etc but nothing seems to matter. All I can do is lie around and rest most of the time. I have very limited energy, so have to do small tasks and then rest. If I do too much, I get so ill that I almost faint. Then all I can do is lie down and hope to recover. This happens EVERYDAY of my life...if you can call it a life! So, if anyone has any words to boost my spirits or any ideas to get some strength back in my body, please sound off. I know it's hard to keep answering the same types of posts, but I really could use some support. This board is not what it used to be as far as activity/ posting goes, but I still see some of my old buddies around. Thx for reading.....and I hope nobody feels as bad as I do!!!