Has anyone found a way to fight weight gain that occurs from CFIDS and FM? Since being diagnosed with FM over 5 years ago and CFIDS about 4 years ago, I have gained so much weight. I can't exercise a lot because of the CFIDS, and because I can't get out and do all I used to do, I turn to food for comfort. I have this mindset that says, "I am cursed with chronic pain and exhaustion, and can't get out and do much, so I should at least be able to eat whatever I want." I feel that food is one of the last pleasures I have in life. It doesn't help that I have three skinny sisters who can eat all day, avoid exercise like the plague, and not gain a pound. And if they needed to exercise they could, because they're healthy! It's extremely unfair and I'm very bitter about it. I'm getting married in October and I'm going to be fat at my wedding. I cannot afford weight loss surgery. I can't exercise much. So what the hell am I supposed to do? I am depressed as hell because of this problem. I was never thin, but I just want to be the nice, healthy size 10/12 I used to be...and I don't believe it will ever happen for me. Does anyone have any advice? I am going to see my doc in 2 1/2 hours and I have a feeling that I'm going to break down in tears. I'm going to ask for phentermine, and hope that he'll give it to me...Wish me luck.