I was diagnosed by a rhuematologist years ago with both CFS/FMS. However, most of the doctors I have seen have concentrated on the FMS, so I do not know much about CFS or ME. I was wondering if the following were symptoms of CFS. First, I have a problem, especially at night, where I am dripping sweat on my upper body (torso area) but my hands, feet and legs are cold. Sometimes I'll wear long johns and hunting socks on the bottom half of my body and a T-shirt on the top. Also, sometimes I black out/pass out for a few seconds after I vomit. (sorry, it's gross) Once I went to the emergency room after doing this and they did a bunch of heart tests. They taped monitors all over me, hooked me to a heart machine and made me stand and sit down repeatedly. Evidently when I stand up from a sitting position, my heart rate drops significantly when it is actually suppossed to elevate. They told me that when a person vomits their heart rate drops and mine was dropping too far, that is why I passed out. They actually have a medical term for this, but I cannot remember what it is called. Anyway, it is hard to get information about this stuff from a doctor. So many of them do not believe CFS/FMS are real or they don't know much about it. Will someone who knows about circulation/blood pressure issues related to CFS please let me know if this happens with people who have CFS? Thank you.