Hi all, Sorry to barge in and demand attention as soon as I have registered, I just really need thoughts and advice from those who understand what I am going through. I am a possible ME/CFS sufferer (awaiting hospital appointments for further test, prods and pokes for confirmation but doctor suspects ME/CFS and I'm pretty certain myself!) and I am at a loss as to what to do at the moment. The problem is my health has been slowly deteriorating over the last couple of months (probably longer but recently has been more noticable). On work days I have litterally been staying in bed until I absolutley have to get up (which is usually about 12pm - I start work at 2.15pm), then I go to work and struggle through the 4 hour shift and get home exhausted, most days unable to stand anymore due to muscle fatigue and on really bad days unable to use my arms. Then for the rest of the evening I just about manage to get some dinner and then go to bed. And then the next day the same thing all over again. I spend the weekends trying to catch up chores that I haven't been able to do during the week but this invariably tires me out. And do the same thing all over again the next week. That was until last Wednesday when my body just gave up on me. I felt horrendous all day - feverish, flu like symptoms, couldn't stand the light, migraines, couldn't even get out of bed to get food or drink. Was off sick for the rest of the week and felt slightly better towards the end but not by anymeans able to go back to work. The weekend I have spent trying to catch up chores but have just tired myself out again. And then my boyfriend wanted me to help him with a job application at about 10.30pm last night (a little too much to ask, right?) I haven't go the energy to go back today - im exhausted, dizzy, sickly, headachy, can't stand up for more than a couple of minutes, mental functioning is rubbish (not going to work out too well because I'm a cashier). The problem is I can't afford and more time off work and my boyfriend thinks I should go back now, again cos we need the money. I know if I go today I am going to be off sick for the rest of the week...I'm just so confused. I don't know what to do. The thought of having to go to work whilst feeling like this is making me feel stressed out and I'm sure that is just exacerbating the symptoms. Should I go to the doctors and get a sick note so I can be officially signed off work? The last time the doctor saw me was just before I started to deteriorate so rappidly and so he hasn't seen me this ill. I just don't know what to do...I feel like I'm letting everyone down, constantly have feelings of guilt because I'm not doing all the things I should be, and I'm sure my boyfriend is starting to get fed up of the same old illness/tiredness thing every day. I don't think anyone understands just how ill I feel. I'm at a loss at what to do.