I have had CFS for 19 years, which started at a time that I had EBV and CMV. I managed to work until about 2 years ago and I just couldn't continue. (I had a horrible flare because of doing too much and was never able to recover.) I have filed for disability and was turned down. I'm currently waiting for a hearing. I lurk here a lot when I feel my worst. I read and don't understand half of what is being posted due to brain fog and lack of a science knowledge. I am currently feeling really rough. I don't take any supplements right now because money is tight and no matter what i tried, it didn't seem to make a noticeable difference. Currently the only RX meds I take are Armour thyroid and BP meds. So my questions are is there anything that actually helps the hideous fatigue and PEM? Do you have any tips for getting out of a crash? And how do you quit wanting to accomplish something? In other words, I still struggle with being unable to work and the loss of quality of life. I have had periods during the last 2 years since I quit my job where I've been able to do things that I hadn't been able to do for a long time (go out to eat with my husband and friends, etc) but I'm in a flare right now and completely miserable. Really, one of my biggest struggles right now is accepting my illness and what it's stolen of my dreams for myself and my family. I've worked so hard my entire life and this illness has robbed me of so much. I am usually a very positive person and right now I just feel like a toddler wanting to throw a temper tantrum, who needs to go to bed and take a very long nap.