I was diagnosed almost one year ago by Dr. Lapp. I have had slow onset CFS presumably beginning several years ago during a few very stressful years which included a very sick premature infant, chronic colds followed by sinus infections, sinus surgery and the like. Each year that has passed I have dropped about 10% in functioning, looking and looking for answers, until I found Dr. Lapp at about 30%. When I left his office, I felt very hopeful, hanging on to his statement that people can recover in 4-7 years (60-100%) provided they stay within the energy envelope, diet changes, sleep, rest etc, etc. As the year has passed and I have read peoples stories and struggles, I am not finding many cases that have followed this profile of recovering if recovering at all. I find myself getting depressed and disheartened and wondering if the idea of "getting better" is not really attainable. Is the "get better plan" just a bunch cow manure? Do I need to see another doctor? have more tests done? Anyone?