I haven't been feeling well for about a month or so. I knew something was not right with my body. I firmly believe most ME/CFS patients become much more in touch with their bodies than most healthy people do. Anyway, I went to the doctor and sure enough I have developed hypertension. So, after an EKG and a few other tests and a blood draw my doctor asks me how I am doing in general. I told the doctor that I am in a bit of an ME/CFS relapse (documented for many years on my chart) and the base of my skull is killing me along with intracranial pressure and most every joint is ablaze and my fatigue level is quite high. Without hesitation the doctor launches into a 15 minute talk about how depression is at the bottom of most of this and if we treat the depression I will feel much better. Of course I'm a bit depressed. I have spent 20 years of my life feeling like crap but putting on a smile MOST all of the time. I give up. From now on even if I'm bleeding out in an examination room when the doctor comes in and asks me how I'm doing I will say " just peachy doc!" I truly give up telling the truth until healthcare changes it's ways, in other words, when hell freezes over!