Hi my daughter who is now 15 years old was diagnosed with CFS in January 2013. It all started after she was in bed for a week with flu back in March 2012. Before this she was very outgoing had lots of friends and loved sports. She started off with no energy, sore throat, headache, painful joints, fevers extra it was like she kept getting the flu all the time this caused her to miss lots of school. We had many visits to the doctors with ear trouble, breathing difficulties and so it went on but all the response was its a virus there is nothing they can do. The doctor eventually done the normal blood test extra which all come back normal. After a lot of going to the doctors she was eventually referred to the paediatric specialist who we went to see in January 2013 who then diagnosed her with CFS, She was also referred to other specialist but they put the symptoms down to CFS. She has had hydrotherapy which made her worse and she is seeing a physiologist which really does not seem to help. I am now looking for different way to help her so I am going down the alternative medicine route. She is really poorly at the moment with chest pain, breathing problems, headaches and severe dizziness extra. Since January she has hardly been at school and missed exams but was told she can retake in year 11. Its frustrating there does not seem to be any help out there. The school doesn't seem to know she exist, Her friends seem to have disappeared. Doctor surgery not much help. I am reading everything I can and will try everything to help her.