I was diagnosed with CFS as a child after getting mono and never recovering. I am now twenty two. I was able to live a semi-normal life until recently (not "normal" for "normal" people, but pretty normal for a lot of the people here). My fatigue has been progressing slowly in severity for at least two years now and shows no signs of stopping. Since starting school three weeks ago, it has progressed drastically. I can sleep anywhere from 16 to 20 hours a day and have to drag myself out of bed even after 18 hours of sleep. I live in a perpetual fog. I study languages and cannot retain new information any longer. My muscles and limbs feel weak and heavy. Each day is noticeably worse than the one before. I am terrified and at the end of my rope. Does it ever stop progressing? Do I need to quit school to stop the progression? Has anyone else dealt with this progressive fatigue and if so, when did it stop for you?