Hello all, I am new to this website. I am posting to find out if any of you with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue experience this feeling. I have read about, and do experience the much documented "Brain Fog." However, I have also continuously contended with a state of altered consciousness. I feel like I am involved in a battle to keep from falling asleep or losing consciousness. It is a very weird feeling, like even when awake, and engaged in activity, I am not fully there. I describe it as feeling as if I have one foot in this world, while at the same time, having the other foot in some kind of netherworld, or like being a shadow. While appearing to function fully, I am only superficially engaged, and battling to maintain even this level of engagement. Does anyone out there understand what I am trying to convey?