Hi, Everyone -
I am new to the CFS/ME "club", and looking to more experienced folks for advice on which infection to treat first.
My CFS doctor tells me I have a heavy bacterial and viral load, but the two infections that are currently active are Chlamydia Pnuemonia (CP) and HHV-6.
My CFS doctor's first reaction to my test results was to go after the CP (bacteria) , but between visits, he flip-flopped and said we should go after the HHV-6 (viral) first.
So, now I am feeling unsure, and I don't have time to waste on a course of treatment that isn't going to yield results that I can feel, not just improvement in test results on paper.
I need to go after the biggest, baddest infection first, as my CFS doctor has advised me that it will take 12 to 18 months for me to recover from this catastrophic illness. By that time I will have exhausted both my state disability benefits and my life's savings, so I don't have any more time to lose to this devastating disease.
Any and all thoughts, opinions, and experiences would be more appreciated than you can imagine. Would you please take the time to write me back? I am all alone in this, and I am terrified of making the wrong decision.
Frankly, I am even more terrified that neither of these infections is what is making me so ill, but that's a subject for another posting. ;-)
Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to this post.
My best regards,