i have been tired for so many years that everyone thoughti was just a lazy person. now that io have been diagnosed with cfs, i can't get people to believe that i am sick. they laugh and say that's what every female my age has. i have been having major difficulty at work with this. i recently got in trouble for taking too many sick days and i am scared i will never be able to hold a good job if this keeps up. i tried to talk to my boss about my health and, even though i work in the healthcare industry, i was told to get a grip or find another job. my fiance seems to have a hard time understanding the difference between being tired after a day at work and feeling like i do...completely worn out.