I lurked for at least a year here and I want to thank all of you who post for the info and conpassion I've gotten here. I have a hard time organizing my thoughts and writing them now. I use to very good at composing and expressing myself. But CFS has left me akin to one who has had a stroke or a head injuty. <p> My illness started very severly about two years ago with a strange sore throat,rashes, vomiting,diarhea and the left side of my head felt like I'd been mule kicked.My throat looks like a burn injury.I was off work for six months.<p> Now I have some times that feel ok for awhile-but many days I'am in a lotta pain. Many of my lymph nodes are enlarged and painful. My doc gives me that, "Oh,Its YOU again" treatment.<P> It's really hard to have something that the doctor can't easily diagnose. Thanks again for this message board.