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    Normal - how often and what does it feel like?

    Though I have been ill with CFS-like symptoms for 30 years on and off I still havent officially been diagnosed. I have had periods, sometimes for a month or so, when I feel totally normal and can exercise a bit. Over time these periods got smaller but I would still have a few days at a time of...