I just want to say a few things. I am gonna need to cut down on my posting a little because of residency. I am also volunteering at an ALS unit 1 day a week too, in addition to the hospital and walk-in center at the Hosp. I love it there--even though it's stressful and I feel like I am going to break. haha. I often say things that are abrupt, taken as rude, politically incorrect, etc... I am not going to apologize for my personality but I will try not to be so "opinonated" I often find myself having to explain my wording, as it comes off the wrong way :-( Like I said. I am here to learn and heal and be healed and this board, without a doubt has the best support network I have seen on the net! It's great. I think I am going to try the ZMA that everyone talks about on here. Just a little bit on "wives tales" that I bring up so often. Or I will say husband tales, as to not offend anyone. I hear a lot of people mention that something, a supplement for example works on a cellular/Molecular level. Everything work on this level! From Air to vitamin C. Saying something works on this level is misleading and makes things sound like they are better than they are. And sets people up to getting ripped off on buying something. CFS, is mostly as disease of women. Not true. Men are usually to stigmatized by society in general to admit any health concerns. That may be one reason, amoung others that men tend to die earlier than others. Oh, how often a doctor asks a man patient, "how long have you had pain in your chest" and he answers, "5 years!!!" Women are a little smarter when it comes to seeking help early. This is just something a lot of people notice and is psyhologically conditioned. I am dresseped because of the Pain, not the depression causing the pain. This is true most of the time but not always. Keep in mind 10-20% of the adult population is depressed anyway without any other disease. Chicken or egg theory. I don't know. I think CFS patients and FMS are predisposed to depression amoung other things. I know I am! This disease/syndrome can be most definetly depressing. FMS pts should not exercise. Well, that is all individual. There are some people who can go for long sprints and not have a flare, while others can barely walk a flight of stairs. Know your limits and test them! Lack of exercise DOES cause muscle atrophy and depression. Not to say you should exercise, but maybe light stretching for a few days, followed by a brisk walk and working up, as you can will keep you in shape and stave off the possibility of diabetes. Diet doesnt make a differnce. Wrong, humans were never designed to eat so much sugar or at least as processed as it is. Humans from the beggining of our existance had such a vitamin C rich diet we lost our ability, along with fruit bats and Guinea Pigs to produce it ourselves. Every other mammal can produce thier own Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid). We were meant to eat about 80% fruits and vegetable. At least medical historian say so. The evidence seems to be there. Meditation and prayer have no bearing on our status. Wrong, because all humans are spirtual beings. Doesn't matter if you believe in God or not. We all need to believe in something higher. True faith does heal the mind and body. Studies also show this. That is why placebo rates in trial often have high rates of remission. People believe they are going to work. Placebos are real medicine--well at least for many people. Love has healing properties. What else is there more important that it? Moms know. So do lovers.