I go round and round with this REST, REST, REST or CRASH thing... I do know that when Montoya was treating the virus' with Valcyte he told people to rest even when feeling better. That does make sense when the body is trying to recover. With that said, I have been sick for SO long. I was sick LONG before they talked about staying within your "energy envelope" and "PEM" and "push, crash." I have always took very good care of myself and slept a lot at night and often took naps. Until the last few years I worked full time too. I believe that enjoying my good days or hours kept my mental state bearable. I think the more I lay around the more exhausted and angry I become. Working at all makes me feel some what productive and that is SO important too. I really think there is a happy medium and we are all different but I never would regret a fishing trip or a few beers and a great evening. If I dont have these times, and I did crash so badly for about a year where I didnt have them at all, the despair becomes worse than the illness. Im glad you are having some good days LIVE and LET DIE. I cant say Famvir has changed my ratio of good to bad days. I still take it and will continue. I just think we know our bodies and sometimes everyone warning of us of impending crashes may not be doing us so much good. Hope you are back out fishing soon!!!!