hi, i have been on this forum before because i have so many symptoms of cfs. i had been diagnosed with POTS, but have been working with a team of docs very familiar with pots who do not believe that i have it, because i did not have a positive test for it. i recently saw a doctor who works with cfs patients, and said that i sound nearly like all of them. he believes that i have something manifesting itself as cfs. however, i am a little confused, because fatigue is not really a symptom that i would complain of. i suppose i feel a little more run-down in certain situations, but i actually think that, given how many other symptoms i have, i have a surprising amount of energy. i work full-time and take a class. i also have swollen lymph nodes, that fluctuate in size nearly daily, a very stiff neck, and i had had very swollen finger joints for several months after first getting sick. i became sick immediatley after returning from working in africa. the doctor i saw, an infectious disease doc, suspects that i could have a virus or bacterial infection causing cfs. i am wondering if anyone else has a similar story? he is testing me for all the herpes viruses, rickettsia, lyme and mycoplasma. i'm also wondering if anyone else has cfs without very much fatigue? i do have cognitive difficulties, a "word salad" and brain fog, but i generally feel quite energetic actually.