Epstein Barr Virus and Fibromyalgia

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I first heard of the Epstein Barr virus back in the early ’80s when my doctor at the time mentioned it in almost a passive whisper. He stated that he tested me for it and surmised that is why I was so exhausted all the time and often had boughts of mononucleosis. However, since I was only twenty years old, he stated I didn’t have anything to worry about. Recommendation for proper rest and a good multivitamin and I was on my way. The actual diagnosis never phased me and didn’t carry over into my other doctors I eventually visited over the years. Only when I started researching my fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2011 did I give it another thought.

How is EBV affecting you? See what you can learn, as I did.

The Epstein Barr virus is one of eight viruses in the herpes family, and it is one of the most common viruses in humans. It is best known as the cause for infectious mononucleosis (mono, glandular fever, etc…).

A few facts and thoughts on EBV:
Fibro Fatigue, EBV, and Chronic Fatigue
Epstein Barr Virus
Epstein-Barr and Infectious Mononucleosis

 

From Medical Medium:

The Epstein-Barr virus has created a secret epidemic. Out of the roughly 320 million people in the U.S.,1 over 225 million Americans have some form of EBV.  Medical communities are aware of only one version of EBV, but there are actually over 60 varieties. They have no idea how the virus operates long-term and how problematic it can be.

The truth is, EBV is the source of numerous health problems that are currently considered mystery illnesses, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorders, lupus, Lyme disease, tinnitus, vertigo, and much more. To understand EBV better, it’s helpful to know the four stages it goes through:

Medical Medium – Epstein Barr

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