Please when you want to reply on this topic do not post links and quotes or copy and paste googled texts here. Stick to the topic and write about your own experience in your own words so this thread stays readable to those with limited energy and limited knowledge of English or medical terms too. Thank you! I'm going to repost parts of my thread here that was taken over somewhere else and became unreadable to me because of it. March 7 2015 I just had the flu and haven't felt better in ages then during that. The brainfog was still there but the ME fatigue had seemed to be gone. I was just tired from having the flu but slept well, it was restorative and I was just upbeat without much effort at all. It actually felt 'good' having the flue compared to how I normally feel with the ME. Does anyone else with ME recognize this? I hoped it would have pushed a reset button that would allow me to feel better after it all too but after a few fever free days the horrid strangling debiliating ME fatigue is back again too. I so much more prefer to have the flue then this... It almost feels like once the body is done attacking the flue intruder which it is supposed to do, so felt 'healthy' it is now full blown attacking the healthy parts again since it has 'nothing better' to do. Disappointed that it hasn't improved anything whilst feeling so much better WITH the flu and during it. But most of all I wonder what is causing this or what is the explanation behind feeling better with flu (fatigue wise) and feeling so much worse when the intruder has been taken over and dealt with again.... I understand that recovering from the flu takes time but that's not what this question is about. The question is, why do I feel better WITH flu then without it...??? It's just weird and makes no sense so I hope someone else can make sense of it. Or if you have ME and have the same experience that in itself is helpful to know too.