Hi there! I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new here, I've never been on one of these message boards before. I have just been dx'd with CFS about a year ago after a long and still ongoing issue with chronic hives (unknown cause, as with everything else) I also have fibromyalgia. Currently I am in the throwes of a major bout of cfs and can hardly handle being in my own skin due to the fatigue and pain and swelling of my joints. Needless to say on the brink of loosing my mind. UURRGG!! I noticed as I was thumbing throught some of the messages that a few of you are RNs and was wondering how yall keep up with the demands of your jobs? I am a MA and the office manager of a small but bussy Dr's (two are in the practice). What do yall do when you are so tired all you want to do is sleep? I am very afraid that I might not be as alert as I need to be and might put someones life in danger. How does everyone keep up with the grand kids? Heck I'm 42 and have three wonderful grandbabies (all under 2) and one on the way, I should be able to run and play with them and not just sit and watch them play. Any advise? sorry to sound so down in the dumps upon first arriving here......but I am at whits end on what to do. Thanks for listening .