Hi, I'm relatively new to this forum so forgive me if this doesn't make much sense. I'm 48yrs old and have had this condition for 16 years now. I'm perimenopausal and am currently struggling as my symptoms have seriously worsened, probably due to an obvious hormone imbalance at this juncture. 13 years ago I dislocated my pelvis in childbirth which doctors never connected to cfs....although I definitely believe there is a connection. I am now having problems with my left foot (nine months now) and have had various diagnoses from an orthopaedic surgeon and two physiotherapists, ranging from plantar fasciitis to a collapsed metatarsal arch......for me none of these really seem to describe what is going on and wonder whether my foot is actually 'spreading' due to ligament laxity. Have any of you experienced this? Any thoughts? Thanks!!!