Hi to all and thanks for responding. All this is new to me have had CFS for about a year and finally was recommended a Dr who not only believes in CFS but also has taken time to learn about this DD. My first visit was with him yesterday, he asked heaps of questions about symptoms and then we got into my diet. He wasn't impressed at all as I don't eat very much (due to stomach stapling in 1995), but since me energy levels are always low and I am sooooo tired all the time it is just so much easier to reach for a coffee and something sweet...thats what I crave SUGAR. I drink about 5 - 7 coffees a day and now I'm devistated...NO MORE! He says it has something to do with agravating the pain and denying me sleep...he said it was only the beginning of my diet change he is still working on the rest after I have MORE blood and allergy tests. Has anyone had this experience?