Hi everyone. I've been sick with CFS for several years, but I'm only now able to do a little reading on it. (I'm also reading the Harry Potter series - really passes the time.)So far, I haven't seen anything very optimistic. Things like "50% of people get somewhat better after having this for years and years, and 50% of people don't get better after years and years." Is this how it is? How long have you been sick for? I started getting sick when I was 13, but it wasn't till I was 19 that I totally crashed and wasn't able to anything anymore. I'm 23 now. I've been doing the 'natural' sort of health care, and diet. I'm not doing as bad as I have been, but I still have to be inside the house all day every day, and there are many weeks that I can't get dressed or have a shower. Never knew my hair could get so oily. I mostly read now when I'm 'up'. Thank God I can do that much! What I've read so far says you either get better, or you don't. Nothing more helpful than that. Is this a disease where you have to just wait and hope for the best? Or are there things I can do to make a difference with how this turns out? Thanks everybody. Hug.