Hi, all. I've been searching for years for a decent message board for CFS. Looks like I finally found it! My name is Melanie, I've been diagnosed CFS for six years. Call it denial, but the diagnosis has never sat well with me and I'm on a constant search for something "real" these doctors will actually treat. I've donated gallons of blood to the cause and have had a few odd things result, but no one puts the picture together as a whole. I know you can all relate. I do have pain every day, but I don't think I actually meet the diagnostic criteria for FM, so I don't say I have that. Me? I'm in Houston, I'll be turning 35 in a few weeks, and I'm a physical therapist. I am still able to work two days a week, so I do that. I have three kids and a great husband. My doctor has truly tried to help, I just don't think he knows what else to do. There is a FFC clinic here (I've been reading your posts about it), but it's just so expensive. I also saw your encouraging results with the Calcium Pyruvate and hope to give that a try. Anyway, I'm pretty silly and I like to talk a lot, so let me know if I get on your nerves!