Hi everyone I don't have a diagnosis of CFS, and I'm not sure I have it. I have hypothyroidism and my temperature is always around 35 degrees celcius. I've been told it's properly treated but with a temperature like that I'm not sure. A doctor did say that perhaps what I have is CFS, because my thyroid is adequately treated, but I have my doubts. Anyway, I'm just realising how little I'm doing compared to everyone else. I work part time, but I'm always avoiding any trips to do with work. I have one coming up, only an hour's drive away, only 2 days, but I'm avoiding committing to it because I find the whole thing exhausting. People will meet for drinks the day before and after, there's always more to do than the course itself. I'm not shy, I'm just so tired I don't have the energy to talk to people. As well as that I have put on weight because my system is so sluggish and I don't feel I'd be presenting myself in anyway how I would come across if I was healthy. I feel like going to the doctor and crying, but they haven't got time to listen or help. They often say it will do me good to go on a trip. I agree with that in principle, but in reality it just zaps me even more, then I crash and spend another 8 months recovering. How do people deal with letting others down and pruning back your life so much that even your own expectations are shattered? I have to make a decision on another upcoming trip. Someone is waiting for my answer and I don't want to let them down.