I just started writing on this board yesterday and I've got so many questions I could be on here all day and night. I'm at the most intense point of desperation to get better than I have been at any other angry/sad/confused time in the last 8 months. I am 22 years old and have been accepted at Stanford for grad. school and I am now fearing that I will not be able to participate in the program. My family keeps setting time limits, like "in 3 months you can get better so you can start school" so on and so forth. This morning I sort of put it on the line and told them that a 3 month deadline is not going to work. I, like so many of you have been to doctor after doctor. They don't think I have chronic fatigue or Fibro. Right now I am on doxy in case it turns out to be lyme. I have fungus all over my toes and now wonder if this is candida related. I had a bad reaction to the flu shot, I wonder about that too. I was doing much better in Feb.2003 and then all of the sudden on March 1, I had a setback-since then I've been been very tired and can't do my 30 min. walks. I have quit my job, and moved back in home. I know some of you understand. At this point I am about to give up a dream and its been so hard. I am tired of being told, "you must have a post infection virus which will go away in time." I had to breakup with a wonderful boyfriend over this, and have avoided talking to friends b/c they just don't understand the magnitude of feeling exhuasted around the clock. If anyone has suggestions please give them-whether they are about keeping a good attitude or regarding my symptoms. thanks so much.