i am a 38yr old male who has been very active all my life. i was in the military and have done martial arts most off my life. a year ago i came down with Bells Palsey, then Bacterimia (MSSA) and then pneumonia. since then, i have been wiped out. it is now a chore just to take out the trash or a shower. i was sleeping 15-20 hrs/day. finally, i met a doctor who believed me about all these symptoms that didnt seem to make sense. i told him that i actually feel like i am dying. he did tests and everything seemed pretty normal save the Epstein Bar count. i was then given the CFS diagnosis. i have read CDC, NIH, etc. info. i am now back on head meds and in counseling as i really dont know how to deal with this. the pain, the severe fatigue, chills/sweats, distended belly, etc. my "perscription" right now is to just stay awake all day and excercise 3-5 mins 2x/day. i have sat in the CFS chat room for a while hoping to talk with alls. anyone who can shed light? it would be much appreciated. the Art of Peace has been my life and, from what i am hearing, that will have to change.