Just as the person who wrote in, I have been a chronic fatigue sufferer for eight long and lonely years.  This is not only distressing due to the chronic pain, exhaustion and interference with the ability to function normally on a daily basis.  It is also distressing because people don’t believe there is anything wrong with you and get impatient and angry. For years I had judgmental doctors who hated seeing me in the waiting room because they knew they could not help me and therefore blamed me for being sick, just like you wrote. I was told I was stressed and depressed.  That was definitely true, but this was because of my CFS, not what started it!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Over the years, I have tried many methods.  Here is my summary.  I have found that weekly massage, gentle yoga stretches, taking wheat and dairy out of my diet, neurofeedback, guided imagery and sticking with a naturopathic diet regimen have yielded steady relief.  I have been on a steady improvement upswing on all of my symptoms for at least the last three years. 

I’ve gone back to work half-time, which I have enjoyed very much.  I don’t work as hard and I don’t take it as seriously as I used to.  This gives me more balance in my life. I even think that these days, even with the CFS, I can honestly say I am enjoying life more now than I used to.  I fully expect to improve further.

I would therefore like to underline what Belleruth said.  Don’t give up!!!!!! You can put together a set of modalities that will make the difference for you, just like I did.  Don’t write yourself off.  Your life is not over.  It may be just beginning.

Roberta