Ocean, I don't believe that your EBV has to be active to have CFS. A lot of us with cfs have had EBV before at some time. I found that once I had ebv, I was very succeptible to catching everything. You ebv may have been what started this whole thing even though it is not active now.
As far as work goes, your doctor may have to write something up for your boss - that should help against any possible disciplinary action. The thing that really stinks about
CFS is that there really isn't a lot on the line of treatment and it's a lot of trial and error to see what might work.
Take care and keep us updated on how you are doing.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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