Hi all. I know this is true for me and it is also for many people with CFS/FM. Many of us have a hightened awarenss of our bodily functions which is stressful. I know i do and i dont like it at all. For example, i can nearly always feel my heart beat, and i can feel gastric movement such as gas bubbles etc in the intestines most of the time. just things like this. This hightened awareness is often a contributor to pain sensitivity or perception. Ive been pain sensitive for ages even before CFS/FM. Also got autonomic dysfuntion but i think so do many of us. I often feel like my body's not co-ordinating breathing properly, also have irregular heartbeats (ectopics and strings of ectopics) substantial heart rate changes through the day, IBS / gut dysmotility etc. Anti-depressants can help this and i found that low dose elavil helped me feel not so "dysregular" in the bod lol. Anyone know of other meds that can help these probz? Chris.