Love the name ! (Slo
hare is probably a better one for me nowadays)
I know just how you feel, but from memory - I reckon the first five years are the worst, so hopefully things have begun to improve for you already...
I'd agree with everything Brynn said - bang on. Having said that, if I meet anyone on this BBS who has CFS and has no dietary problems, they'll be the first one.
My big sis has ME, so has her husband (probably gave her it), I've various friends who had/have ME or CFS, I have CFS or something very close, and we all have problems with foods. (In my case gluten, maize, cow's milk products, carrageenan, cocao mass, etc, etc.) For me, it was often my favourite foods ! (Chocolate, coke, Corn Flakes, toast.. ) But that's just me.
Once I eliminated one food from my diet, I had an immediate dramatic increase in energy; no longer sleeping for 24 hours after walking 500 yards. That was by no means a cure, but the start of light dawning.
So - an elimination diet is worth a try. I loved my dietitian, she knew all about CFS symptoms !