I'm not officially diagnosed with CFS - have to wait for the 6 month mark to be official so I am a couple of months short but my doctor has basically said that at the 6 month mark, it will be official. A few months ago, I was an active 45 year old man. Now, garnering the strength to go to work 5 days a week is about all I can manage. I'm sure you all understand the feeling. I'm wondering how others have dealt with fears because I am pretty much failing. I have too specific, opposed fears - maybe schizophrenia is another problem. First, I spend a silly amount of time worrying that the doctor has missed something. Without a specific test for CFS, I sometimes catch myself worrying that there is something far worse that has been missed. Maybe 1 more test would find the cancer or the degenerative disease that is doing this to me. In other words, I worry that I don't really have CFS and that I'm going to die from this soon. On the flip side, I worry that this is real and that it is never going to get better. That this is my life - for the next 30 or 40 years. I see what this is doing to my family. I see what this is doing to me and how it is affecting every part of my life. In some ways, the stress is as bad as the problem. Any tips on dealing with the stress and fears would be most greatly appreciated.