thank you very much, glad to hear that you have support. My family (parents and brother) have been really supportive so that has been nice. Very nice that you can maintain a work schedule that keeps you active but doesnt totally wipe you out. That is probably the ideal setup with CFS. My first few years out of college were GREAT... alot of work alot of play. Very social, lots of late nights and early mornings. I would be going to sleep after everyone else had been asleep for a few hours, and waking up before them...3, 4 hours per night. then working 13,14,18 sometimes more hours, then finishing it off with a few drinks in the bar. Then a few years later something rapidly changed over the course of a few weeks and things drastically changed permenantly. I started getting respitory infections like crazy, and constant fatigue. Became withdrawn, anti social. Had alot of blood work done, and EBV is the only thing that looks strange.
If you feel like a leave of absence will help you dont hesitate to take it. I cant explain to you how run down i had to get before i would finally take it.