After reading another post about adrenal issues, I just remembered that when I first saw my CFS doctor in the mid-1990s, he pointed out that my ring finger is noticeably shorter than my index finger, and my arm span is about an inch longer than my height. He said both these things indicated adrenal problems before I reached age 12. I was trying just now to find some information on this and found this article: http://www.drkaslow.com/html/adrenal_insufficiency.html The article talks about these things, as well as several other indicators of adrenal insufficiency: "Body Conformation is of the thin muscle-type (this is called asthenic habitus). The typical person is also tall with an angular appearance but a shorter person may have what we call "signs of tallness" - a moderately long neck, an index finger longer than the 4th (ring) finger, and a 2nd toe longer than the big toe. There are long arms and legs, and the arm span is greater than the height." And also I'm tall, blue-eyed and blonde (well, sort of blonde, more grey-blonde now ) Anyways, I thought this information might be useful to others with adrenal problems. It could indicate that maybe some of our problems originated in early childhood development.