Hey D,Welcome to the CFS forum!
I hear your frustration , really I do! Whether you have CFS or Depression, I couldn't say. It is a fact that people who have CFS are more likely to have an autoimmune disease (such as Crohn's), or to develop one at some point in their life. So it is possible. But depression sure would seem to be likely, as well, based on your message. I would tend to think that fatigue which can be controlled with ephedra, would more likely be a product of depression. Fatigue from CFS wouldn't be touched, or might even actually be made worse by ephedra. But this really is no way to try to figure it out. You really need to ask a Dr who is knowledgable about CFS. Unfortunately, that is hard to find. Below is a list of links to a few websites and webpages which will be helpful in educating yourself about it. Then maybe you can form some kind of theory of your own. Plus, you'll have info you can take your Dr, if you want to try to be "officially" diagnosed.