i've been sick for over 7 years. the cfs is terrible, but half of the medical community doesnt even believe that it exists. because i am a young-looking 20-something female, they assume that I am making it up, its all in my head, its stress... any number of things. it sure would be nice if someone would do a few tests! i live like a hermit cause i work 40 hrs a week and after that i essentially have to be in bed the rest of the time! so i know how you feel when drs dont listen. they assume because you are not dying you are living a normal life.