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…).