Hi all, I'm new to the forum so don't know if I'm posting this is the right place. I've been dx with FM. I fit the Canadian CFS criteria, but it's not something I talk to a MD about. Few months ago I went to a GYN to help with hormone testing/balancing. After waiting 6 hrs to see him, I got the whole 'you are just depressed'....'if you want to be well you would be' speech. He also said I have Adrenal Fatigue - The disease of the 21st century: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. As if they are the same illness. And sadly, he was training another young doctor that day so this misinformation will continue to spread. I do have many symptoms of adrenal fatigue as I imagine many with CFS or FM do, but some of the symptoms have improved over the years. One major symptom that remains is if I have to wake up before 10 am, I will feel faint/dizzy right after waking and generally sicker/weaker all that day. This doctor did a blood test for AM cortisol and it was within normal range. I was just wondering how do you know the differences between Adrenal Fatigue and CFS because some of the symptoms overlap and how would you explain the differences to someone who thinks they are the same thing?