Many sufferers on this site live with so much debilitating pain and fatigue that I wonder what helps you remain positive about life and continue to live? For me, I feel like a living zombie that is half dead. This disease has drained all the life out of me and it takes all the energy I have to sit here and type this message. What keeps me going is my family. I know how much pain it would cause them if something were to happen to me. On my very bad days, the thought of my family's pain is the only thing that pulls me back from the brink.