I was given the "diagnosis" of CFS over 10 yrs ago. I 've had patches of getting better and each time believed that I was done with being sick. But the cycle continues. At my best I had low stress at work, could fit in light activities, and followed the appropriate diet based on my allergies. I am now realizing that I am not well enough to take on what everyone else my age can and may never be able to. This has hit me with a ton of weight and depression. I am functioning better than I was 10 yrs ago, but by no means am I "living life". Does anyone have information on genetic factors that play a role in cfs and if treating these weaknesses can completely reverse cfs symptoms? I am not willing to take drugs prescribed by an MD, this only covers up the underlying issue causing the illness (for me). If there is any world renown ND/MD's that are known as specialists in treatment beyond the finding ways to cope, please share. Any help appreciated.