Hi, I am new to this forum. *waves* I have a question though. I developed CFS about 6 years ago. At first I had very typical CFS symptoms that kept on getting worse. However, after about a year, when my symptoms were at their worst (and I was stuck in bed and unable to think clearly most of the time), I started experiencing another problem. Even though I was so ill I was mainly confined to bed at the time, a doctor had told me I needed to get myself out of bed and walk everyday, no matter what. So that is what I did. I would use any amount of caffeine/sugar/alcohol to get myself out of bed and out of the door. I would even stress myself out by playing loud music (I was sensitive to noise so this created major stress), talking, etc. And through doing this I did get myself out of the door and forced myself to walk, no matter how much my body complained. Looking back this was obviously a very stupid thing to do. Anyway, I then started to develop this problem with what I think may be adrenaline surges. It's almost like my body panicked at being forced to move, and would go into panic mode. I would become jittery/on edge/agitated to an extreme (with the distressing feelings centred around my heart area). It was intolerable. At first I think this only happened when I forced myself out of bed, but soon it started happening all of the time! I would constantly polarise between being so exhausted I could barely move, to getting one of these 'surges' where I had to move! I would have to exercise, often for quite a while, otherwise it would get worse and the torment was unbearable. Doctors seemed to have no idea why this was happening, so I turned to alternative therapy. In the end I found acupuncture helped, and I have been having acupuncture ever since. However, acupuncture has never totally got rid of the problem. It has reduced it a lot, and I no longer swing so wildly any more. Instead what I experience now are 'fatigued days' when I am pretty much housebound, and days where I get these 'surges' where I am still fatigued, but I have this jittery energy where I feel constantly, I don't know - hyper aroused? Over stimulated? Like I'm really on edge for no reason at all and can't calm down no matter what I do. The only thing I can do is do a bit of walking, do a bit of yoga, and basically wait until I get worn out, and inevitably crash (usually the next day). So my question is - does anyone else experience this or maybe know what may cause it? And what things may help? My doctor has currently prescribed me propranolol (40g tablets to be taken twice a day). I also have troubles with breathing and have a fast heart rate, and she concluded that my problems may be a result of too much adrenaline and that propranolol may help. I'm not sure though, I'm always very wary of prescription drugs as I am hyper sensitive.