Hi all - had my first encounter with CFS about 5 years ago, my first episode lasted about a month. I was weak, fatigued, hard to make it up a flight of stairs, lost weight becuase of my lack of appitite and bowel problems. It was horrible. About two months later bout number 2, much worse and lasted for about 8 weeks. I could hardly get out of bed it was so bad. Since then I have had reoccruing attacks, some lasting a few weeks, others lasting a few days. All come with faitgue, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, heavy eyelids (anyone ever get this one?), and sometimes a sore throat. So my questions are several: Does these symptoms sound fimilar to anyone? Is it normal to have the symptoms for only a few weeks/months at a time and then for them to dissappaear? I know the guildlines say for six months, but if its six months continuously, then what is it that I have? Do you know what your triggers are? it seems my symptoms show up out of absilutely no where and knock me on my arse. There is no ryhme or reason for any of it... Thanks in advance for all the responses. Hugs and prayers to you all!