I've had fibro/cfs for nearly 20 years. And fortunately I've had a mild to moderate case with you know the good and bad days. I live alone and this past Wednesday evening my neighbors became concerned about me because I'm usually out several times a day with my dog. ( I've worked until this past April but that's another story.) But my neighbors hadn't seen me so they came in and found me unresponsive. They were able to arouse me but I just went back to sleep. Long story short ambulance was called. I spent 3 days in the hospital and they found nothing wrong. I came home and slept for 18 straight hours. Yep not even waking up for a bathroom break. I now feel pretty much like my usual tired self. I have been getting worse the last few months. I had a bad case of the flu the whole month of December that I never felt I fully recovered. I've heard that "no fibromyalgia is not a progressive disease ". But I just don't believe that. After every cold, flu etc I feel like I take 5 steps back and only recover 3 or 4 if I'm lucky. And does it get worse as I get older or is it just getting older? I'm 60 and I feel at least 80 most of the time. In fact I see some 80 year old that could run circles around me. Any comments or similar experiences would be much appreciated. Sorry for the long post. I know I'm not near as bad as some and honestly my heart goes out to everyone here. I know we have all lost a part of our lives.