After my last post i thought i should patent a cfs severity scale, just like some cfs docs have. 1) normal 2) ordinary (good day for cfser) 3) low level crap day (average day for alot of cfsers) 4) feel like crap (dropping a few hints of feeling unwell to others, starting to drop some panadeine/tramadol/pain killers) 5) buggered (done the pain killers, not working, lie down for a few minutes but get up and sit on the longe for a few minutes then go back to bed and this keeps repeating because i cant get settled):Retro mad: 6) feel like shit (ok, dont have to mention how i feel as family can see it clearly now, i lie in bed with my eyes closed but not able to sleep, i get up occassionally to go to the toilet, i might come and join the living by sitting on the lounge which last 30 seconds then back to bed. 7) I have had a gut full, someone cut my head off (Now i can only force myself out of bed so i dont mess myself, i start praying abit more regularly for god to make me feel normal, i will even take feeling like crap. at this stage im lost and dont know what to do, i just lie there and ride it out, it only eases at night time when i up my normal dose of sleep meds and zonk out. 8) this is when the upped sleep meds dont work after having a gut full/chop my head off level, wait for it to pass which could take days, weeks or months etc this is the definate bed bound 'Sophie Merza' stage.:Sign Help: :headache: :In bed: I suppose i have only been at level 8 for a couple of days mostly, the longest has been a couple of weeks which was a while ago. Sometimes i have been at this level and just been comatosed, which in a strange sort of way is a relief as the pain and insomnia has gone but i cant move and dont need sleep meds, but becomes very frustrating!!! I think this is when my body shuts down and tries to recover, so could be a level 9. These rating can bounce around from hour to hour, day to day etc. Is this a good severity scale or what??