I have decided that as soon as my insurance starts I am going to start trying to find a doctor again...one that believes in and treats CFS. I had given up on doctors because I have been mistreated by so many of them and have been told too many times "you are perfectly fine"....then i go home crying because I dont feel fine. Anyways, I am pretty sure that what is causing all my symptoms in CFS. I've done much reading on it. what i need is advice on what to tell the doctor...basically how to present my symptoms to doctors to make them understand and believe me. These symptoms started after I had Mono. about 10 years ago. The sore throat and fatigue never really went away. Then a year or two later i start getting the joint and muscle pain. Oh, and my mother and brother both have CFS. (I thought they were full of it until I started getting symptoms too. Now i feel guilty about that) Anyways, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, I live in Florida, Tampa Bay area. Does anyone on this forum live near me that knows of a good doctor around here? Thank you all for listening to me rant again. I am finding this forum very useful and comforting. Nobody in my life (except mom and bro.) believe me and the emotional hurt and loneliness of suffering in silence is worse sometimes than the actual physical suffering. My mom retired early and remarried a man w/ money so she is lucky to be able to rest. My brother...well he is an alcoholic and even though he has CFS too, he invalidates my symptoms. So basically, I have nobody in my life that cares or believes me and it has caused me to be depressed on top of this all. So that is why I am glad to have found this forum. Thank you all for listening. And I am here for you all too. PS sorry if i dont reply to posts often. I dont have a computer and I only post when i get off of work...i briefly use the computer at work. Soon as i can get a computer at home i'll be sure to reply more.