I have been diagnosed with CFS & FM by three differnt doctors over a period of about five years. I've been sick since I was about 14yrs old. I am 27 yrs old now. I was told all my problems were caused by depression. I am married with two children. This is really hard on my marriage. Most of my family doesn't believe in CFS or FM. My older sister has been diagnosed with FM. Lately, things have been awful. I can barely get out of bed due to overwhelming fatigue, pain and muscle weakness. Even when I do get up I can't get anything done. I'm so glad to find a place where this illness is validated. I am so tired of being told if I just exercised more or really wanted to feel better, then I would. It is nice to find people who understand what I am going through.