As I am doing my own research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, for myself and my family, I thought I would add links and resources for others to review and comment on.
I am in awe of the stories and the neglect of patients when they have strange, unbelievable symptoms, and doctors aren't prepared to constructively help or assist in finding the source of their collective symptoms. They get dismissed as it's all "in their head". There needs to be education on the front lines- in the health and wellness offices.
In 1989, the creator and writer of Golden Girls, came down with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. As a result, they dedicated a two part episode to her struggle in finding the answer. SHE WAS ONE OF THE "LUCKY ONES" who finally had a doctor(s) that identified it. Watch the episodes if you'd like. The creator was unable to continue working/writing due to her illness, so others took over.
There is something "out there", that is disrupting and diminishing lives of millions of people. There is no test to diagnosis it. There are 5 core symptoms to Chronic Fatigue according to the Institute of Medicine. First comes awareness... More to come.