I'm a 45 yr old male firefighter who most of last year felt fatigued a lot and wanted to sleep a lot, but it was restful sleep. In Feb of this year, I had severe flu-like symptoms and my doc thought it was viral meningitis but didn't do a puncture to confirm and said it would go away in a few days, and it did but left me with severe vertigo. I've always had severe headaches but was also having problems with my vision. The vertigo continued to worsen and I had ear tubes put in both ears 4-20-05 and went downhill from there. This resulted in chronic infection in both ears and turned into mastoiditis resulting in a mastoidectomy and tympanoplasty in June followed by 5 weeks of IV Rocephin daily which gave me C-diff that almost killed me. I've lost most of my hearing and the vertigo is getting worse and in Aug, I started to have unbelievable chronic fatigue and aches and pains that feel like the flu X10. I don't sleep well at night because the pain wakes me. The pain is migratory and always moving all over my body. I've been to so many doctors and most blood work comes back normal. My infectious disease doc said my gamagobulin was out of range as if I've been fighting a chronic infection for a long time and even gave me an IGG treatment, but for $4,000 I coudln't see any difference and didn't take anymore. I had Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in 1983 and almost died with that but did get over it faster than this. This just lingers and lingers. I have most symptoms of lyme disease but a test came back negative. I was just recently tested by an alternative doc who told me I have active Epstein-Barr virus, but my neurologist says that they aren't sure if the virus becomes active because of some illness or if it actually causes the illness itself. I seem to be getting worse and am trying everything possible including supplements and vitamins and better diet but not making any progress. I've been temporarily disabled since May. I feel as if my body won't heal correctly. I had a shot over 2 months ago and it still hurts as if I had it today. I've also got a hole in my eardrum from the surgery, that won't heal and has been patched and still didn't heal and will need another surgery next month to correct that. This has also dramatically affected my memory and vision is 2-dimensional. I had several head MRI's done when I first got sick because of the ear problems that only showed the mastoiditis. I'm open for any suggestions.