I've been researching some symptoms that I've been having and found my way here. I'm trying to gather as much info as I can before I head to my doctor. I am 33 years old. I have had hypothyroidism for 9 years. I had mono when I was 17 and was sick for months. For a few years I've had different symptoms that would come from time to time but over the last 2 years they are more frequent. The biggest symptom I have is body aches, like the kind you get with the flu. I feel so bad with them and they last for days and days. I also get a "sore" mouth, sometimes the roof of my mouth but usually the right upper and lower gums. I also get swollen, painful lymph nodes under my right jaw. Sometimes I'll get a "face ache", always on the right side that radiates clear into my scalp and right ear. These symptoms will present themselves if I get to tired and the last 2 months they start a week before my period. I am not bedridden but when I feel like this, it's all I can do to do the necessary things. I truly believe I have CFS and I'm worried about my future. I have 3 children and work part time so I can't nap and/or rest when I need to all the time. I'm trying to learn to pace myself more, not live so rushed that I overdo. I'm feeling well right now, I just came off 2 weeks of feeling horrible, the body aches are the worst for me. So for the last 2 weeks I have not exercised at all, I usually walk/jog 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. I knew that I just couldn't while I was feeling so bad. I'm dreading my period that is due in about 2 weeks, I don't want to feel bad and it seems like it takes me longer and longer to get over the hump. Maybe because I usually push myself harder rather than listening to my body and resting as much as I can. I'd love some guidance and/or advice for my visit to the doctor's in 3 weeks. My episodes used to be few and far between but after my mom died 2 years ago, it's become more regular. Thanks!