To freeze my eggcells in, hoping that one day I might be able to support myself and a family also of course, leaving this disease behind or at least manaegable, I have been on IVF hormones lately. Ovarian stimulation hormones to stimulate more egg cells getting grown at the same time (within the same cycle) obviously, though avoiding them to "pop" and have an ovolation so they could be picked up. Nothing strange there. The strange thing is: it has been years before I was in such a good shape overally (energetic, mentally and physically - my mental energy normally never is a problem but now I was even more sharp). It seems like it increased my energy to madness ... well yeah, maybe to what a normal life must be like. I was able to do anything. Except... my belly got bloaten really bad since I suffered overstimulation so I couldn't go anywhere since it was in the way of everything and did hurt. This has left me to the hypothesis that I nearly see in literature: - Is chronic fatigue synrome a hormonal thing (sex-related hormones) Other pro arguments: - CFS woman seem to have their menopause more early - the ratio CFS woman/man is highly in favourhood of the woman - I have seen case reports across the internet of CFS or be it having its onset or being stopped after "big hormonal changes" speaking: abortion, miscarriage, pregnancy, C-section, ... Does anyone else here have similar experiences? To start: did you undergo an IVF cycle or other fertility treatment to induce hormonal changes and what was the effect on your fatigue / energy level / other symptoms? Do you take contracptive pills (if female)? Does anyone else have an explanation for this?