If I increase my activity levels, my fatigue gets gradually worse. Suffering more muscle pain, trouble with concentration, etc. It just all gets progressively worse in relation to the ammount of activity. When I was first ill and pushing away, I was vomiting, minor halucinations, etc. I never got a sudden onset of a 'bust' though (or whatever term you might prefer). I just got progressively worse until I took the time to rest up more, and then my level of fatigue would gradually reduce.
Maybe I don't have special M.E. - just lowly CFS. It's not terribly important to me.
Hey Esther, I want to just say that your illness experience shouldn't be degeligimised here just because you disagree with people on certain points. I think the whole "psychological" thing is a touchy subject for some, because, as a community, we have been abused by the medical/psychiatric profession in such a way. Its healthy to question things as you do and to try and maintain some neutrality in evaluation of certain procedures.