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   Posted 1/26/2018 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I got a call from the nurse at my allergist's office. She said I tested postive for the Epstein Barr virus. Her recommendation was to take Lysine and Monolaurin and we would retest in a few months. (It is a naturopathic medical office.)

I have a phone call into my regular GP's office to get her interpretation of the results, but in the meantime I had a question:

Since most adults have been exposed to the Epstein Barr virus, does everyone test positive?

My concern is that this test might be a naturopathic "thing" like "yeast overgrowth" was in the 2000's. I fell for that one and taking the antifungals made my ulcerative proctitis (what was really wrong with me!) worse.

Any insights would be appreciated!

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Date Joined Nov 2017
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   Posted 2/21/2018 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
It's complicated. You have to ask the ND to give you an explanation appointment. there is a way to suspect a re-activation vs. the dormant virus, but too much to explain in one post. I did once have a
lab desription - know that you can search it yourself.

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   Posted 6/19/2018 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
You need to ask if they tested for the IgG and IgM EBV. IgG will show if the infection is active and IgM just means past exposure to the virus.
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