Hello Everyone! I am new to the board but not new to the symptoms of CFS. I have been ill off and on for almost 10 years and was diagnosed last year with CFS and Hypothyroidism. After reading the hard time that others have with this terrible illness, I just don't think I have it. I am able to work full time, while others can't. I do have the muscle and joint pain..swelling and severe fatigue, drug intolerance, swelling, restless legs, swollen joints, slight fever. But after 8 to 9 hours sleep, then I am awake. Tired but awake. Most of the time I do well an function normally. However, a flare up will hit and I feel like I have the flu, slowing me down for about a week. Work is about all I can do though. I used to wake up and clean the house, mow the lawn and wash my car before 10 am on a Saturday. Now, I am limited to what I can do. My question is this... How many of you have chronic sinusitis or allergies. From what I read, many times there is a misdiagnosis for CFS when it is sinus problems. My PCP is wonderful and he has been my Dr. for 15 years..but I can't help but think he has diagnosed me incorrectly since my symptoms are not nearly as bad as so many people. I am 45 years old and feel like I am 65. I appreciate any thoughts on this.