Here is an idea I have been toying with for some time: Is CFS/FM a disease of the type-A personality? OR Are type-A personalities the PORTION of people who have CFS/FM that push hard enough and smart enough to get the CORRECT diagnosis??? We all know the persistance it takes to get the right diagnosis with this. What if the other personalities also get our DDs, but they accept what the doctor says the first time and don't do more checking for themselves? There could be a large portion of the population who have this but haven't gotten the right diagnosis. I'm tired of people saying that a personality trait is at the heart of our disease. I think that as doctors become better able to diagnose this the FIRST TIME, the idea will change.