I was diagnosed with FM about 5 years ago, but had a major relapse 2 years ago. It is a FAIR ASSESSMENT to say I have been in pajamas for the past 2 years. I only leave the house maybe 2 times a month (I am fortunate to have an at-home job). I have become very good at getting my family to do things for me and I am beginning to feel guilty. When I first relapsed 2 years ago, I DIDNT feel guilty, after all I couldnt even get out of bed it seemed. My family works outside of the home and if I need something, I just asked them to pick it up - groceries, prescriptions, even my kids if they are at their friend's houses. Financially I have also been doing poorly and I have become good at asking family (and my ex-husband) to borrow money. I always pay them back when I get my check, but for 2 years I have relied on them to help me out. I FEEL EXTREMELY GUILTY AND HELPLESS RIGHT NOW. I'm thinking that maybe I've become LAZY....and I'm not really tired all the time. BUT I AM TIRED - and I know many of you are too! I feel like all I do is run, run, run all the time - even though I dont go anywhere or do anything, but sleep and watch TV. Please respond to this post and tell me how all of you feel - and are dealing with your situation. I want to know I'm not the only one with FM/CFS that is relying on friends and family so much. Thanks!!