Let me explain why I'm asking.....I notice as I read thru everyone's post how different we all are. It ranges from some who travel all over the world and rides horses, to some who are in a wheelchair and using oxygen... My experience is somewhere in between but gradually getting worse. This has been going on for more than twenty years. Is it that some of you have gotten better over time that you are able to be so active, or is it that not everyone on here has fibromyalgia or cfs...or the likes of? Or maybe the active ones are only in the early stages of this disease.. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not disputing anybody's claim of being sick, I'm just trying to get a handle on what the future could be holding for me in that there might be hope of actually getting better without terrible set-backs..... Let me know how long you've been fighting this disease and how bad your symptoms get and how it has affected your lifestyle....Thanks.!