Does anyone else get a simple cold and end up hospitalized? Or end up fighting it off for the next couple of months? Is there anyone else here who accumulates infections? Anyone else who gets things and cannot get rid of them, for years? Anyone else whose immune system seems dysfunctional, can't keep their body balanced? I have a host of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections running rampant through my system. I really do feel so alone in this, because most "CFS" people haven't experienced one THIRD of the things I deal with every day. This constant struggle with infections is one of the main symptoms of my M.E. (I have the "classic" presentation that was initiated by a viral infection.) This disease is seriously like a slower progressing AIDS.