I was referred to this site and am a little overwhelmed with the information. I have not been diagnosed, blood tests have been negative 2 times, yet my doctor will not rule out lupus and/or fibromyalgia. CFS has never been mentioned. I have horrible joint and muscle pain, all over, but especially in my legs. Some days all I can think of is getting home, lying down and putting my legs up. I have itchy red patches on my face, the front of my throat, and chest that come and go. I also tend to get very sore skin on my upper arms, kinda feels like I have been burnt. This can last several days. It even hurts to wear clothes. Sometimes I am so tired, it is even hard to get out of bed. I do have sleep problems and am taking Ambien every night. I guess what I need to know is if this is the type of thing that is happening to everyone, or is it just me? Thanks so much for your input.