I've had chronic fatigue / chronic Epstein-Barr for 6 years. It all started when I was 18 and got mono for a whole summer. I recovered, but I was never the same again. I was always tired to one extent or another, then I developed weird stomach symptoms for years that I explored to no end with many specialists and tests. A year ago my fatigue got worse, and 4 months ago it got really bad (oddly enough, my stomach symptoms disappeared here). I have had hundreds of tests done and repeated. As far as modern medicine can tell, I am a healthy guy. Having some medical background, I believe it. I am a medical student. I am Type A. I am a people-pleaser. I worry greatly about what others think of me. I am hard on myself. I compare myself to others a lot. I feel a lot, but I rarely express these feelings. AKA, I have a classic TMS personality. A year ago, I first encountered Dr. Sarno's books. I read them multiple times and worked through his recommended exercises. It was the only thing that has ever made a difference in my fatigue, but it did not make it go away completely. After my fatigue got better, I sorta half-assed his program from then on and moved on with my life. 4 months ago, I started feeling a lot worse and now I want to give Sarno another go with greater commitment. I think a structured daily program will help with this. I am suffering a great deal from this emotionally. My life has shrunk down to the bare essentials I need to not fail school. I am 24, and instead of living a thriving life like all my friends, I am spending all my free time on the couch. I hate this so much, but I have confidence that I will get better. Sorry for the long post. Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!