Following a very frustrating two years I finally was given a diagnosis last week, I thought I was becoming a hypochondriac or just lazy. I could not work out why I could not walk in a straight line and was ready to go back to sleep anytime. I have worked all my life and found it difficult to come to terms with not being productive. I do not feel that I can truly function, feeling like I have the flu all the time. I have always been an active person and have struggled to cope with caring for my elderly parents whilst trying my best to appear normal so I don't worry them. Both my husband Nick and myself are just so pleased to have a reason and a name for the condition so we can carry on with life rather than being in limbo. I moved from the South to Herefordshire just about the same time this all started, so, any communication with another sufferer would be great. Looking forward to hearing from you, thanks. Ali.