Hello, I have had CFS for 28 years 3 years ago it took a significant turn for the worse (which I believe was from hormonal changes) the symptoms included increase lymph node swelling and pain and my entire torso was swelled to the point where the pressure was so great I sometimes could not breathe easily. I feel like someone could prick me with a pin and I would pop like a balloon. I have now been on Valcyte (1800 mgs, yes, it is aggressive) for a year and in process of bio-identical hormone therapy, all of which has had no effect to date to help any of my symptoms. I also take probiotics and vitamin supplements After research it seems like I might have an ascites condition but my liver and kidney tests continue to be normal. Could my liver be causing this even though test show normal results? Has anyone else experienced this abdominal swelling and pressure?