Epstein-Barr (Mono)

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/21/2006 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   

My problem is this. I have Mono, but up until about 3 months ago, I made a lifestyle change (started in 2004). I quit smoking, I lost 80lbs, and was well on my way to a much desired 6 pack :).

My Wife was diagnosed with EPV last August (2005). She started showing signs, so a blood test confirmed. She still to this day has it, but is starting to have energy again to start working out. There are some days where she just cannot get out of bed. I started to notice signs of fatigue as well, around September of last year, but thought it was due to my job (I sit all day at a computer). There were days when my energy was up, and days when it was so-so, but I didn't pay any attention to it, all the time wondering how I didn't get Mono from my Wife confused

Now, after the new year, I started noticing when doing forms of cardio, that I would get bags under my eyes, break into cold sweats, and feel extremly run down. I felt as if I could fall asleep on the Elliptical machine. When I was lifting weights, I was yawning. Wanting to take a nap on the bench, instead of throwing weights around. As weeks pasted by, the sign became worse, and I eventually came to the understanding that I've had it all this time. My Lymph nodes are swollen, the back of my neck is stiff/sore, and all I now want to do, is sleep. I feel run down 24/7. My Doctor is just now getting around to running a check on EBV levels, and I will know how bad they are on Thursday. My diet for the past 10 months has been very strict (protein, carb, fats). I eat plenty of veggies, take multivitamins, as well as some other supp's (B12, Glucosamine, Vitamin C, Zinc). I was getting into the best shape of my life, and had to stop working out 6 weeks ago, due to lack of energy, and I feel that was preventing me from getting better.

I'm worried. I've worked very hard to get to where I am. I'm losing mass, and I have gained some fat. This is a very depressing illness, and shows no signs of leaving. I wake from day to day, wondering if God will grant me the answer to my prayers.

I'll keep up to date with this, and let everyone know what the results are when I get the back on Thursday. She ran a test 3 weeks ago, but the lab didn't have enough blood to run the EBV test. This wasn't the doctors fault, but the lab techs. She said that everything on my other tests check out perfect.

Thanks for listening to my story, if you have any advice or thought, please fire away.


obs ann
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 3/21/2006 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chris, don't despair.

I have friends with CFS that have gotten very very good results from CFS Literate Dr.s.

You can normally find one by contacting a Support Group in your area.

Two sites to find one is  www.cfids.org - who you'll have to email your location to and
 http://www.immunesupport.com/supportgroups/ where you fill in the blanks right on that page, after reading their info there.

That whole site  www.immunesupport.com , is very good and can answer many things by their Dr.s pages etc.

Lots of Research and on this Forum too ... on your right in the Yellow & Green boxes are Research sites to look at.

Hang in there and never give up. The ladies I know, who are both in remission, had CFS-plus for 12 and the other one, 20 years. They are doing extremely well now.

Never give up
We'll be rootin' for ya's.
All the Best.

LateNeuroLyme + CFIDS = Lord knows what.
Romans 8:28 ~ And we know that ALL things work together for the Good,   Y
for them that Love God, for them who are the called according to His purpose. 

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