Does anyone else find that nurses etc have exceptional difficulty drawing blood, since developing CFS? I, my mother and my son have this - it is normal for a medic to stick the needle into me not less than 9 or ten times, usually try both arms, and faff about stabbing it all over the place before they get any blood. Even then, it often comes in such a trickle it fails to fill the test tube. They either say my veins are so fine they collapse when the needle hits them, or they say the vein nudges out of the way as the needle gets near - though I have to say, this may possibly be BS they are inventing out of embarrassment, because they always end up looking so incompetent. My son is the worst. We once needed some tests done as a semi-emergency and there was a team of five nurses who eventually called in two doctors. It took them over half an hour of trying to get the blood, with my son screamig like a maniac the whole time, and by the time they had finished a doctor and two nurses were crying. No kidding. Well, I'd like to know if anyone else has noticed this since getting CFS, because I wonder if is connected with the illness. Nobody else in my family has this problem, only the ones with CFS.