Hi Lippylulu and welcome! So sorry you've got this horrid illness :(
There is research showing a genetic tendency towards fibromyalgia. My mother has CFS, my aunt had it and I have it along with fibromyalgia. One of my friends has CFS and their father has CFS/fibromyalgia.
It annoys me when people think CFS/fibro is caused by depression. I take antidepressants and do CBT and meditation - this helps with my anxiety and mild depression, but it does NOT fix the fibromyalgia/CFS because they are not one and the same! Sorry, here I go, preaching to the choir.
Viruses are often involved in CFS... My illness started with an unknown virus 2.5 years ago that gave me all the fibro/CFS symptoms with a fever in the beginning as well. It was after several months of being sick, when I saw I wasn't getting better, that I started to become anxious and depressed.
My illness has fluctuated up and down... There have been periods of months when I have been able to continue with high school and uni, and other periods of months when all I do is sleep and be brain fogged and in a lot of pain. I have found some natural remedies helpful though, but mostly with the fibro and not the CFS.
I hope we can both make full recoveries :)
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, complex regional pain syndrome, anxiety, GERD, allergies, dermatitis, low immunity, tinnitus, restless legs syndrome, scoliosis, etc.
Goals: to be an occupational therapist; to explore the world.
"Reach for the moon; even if you miss, you will land among the stars."
Post Edited (Jasmine Grace) : 7/26/2013 4:38:20 PM (GMT-6)