All good points, all of you. I agree that it makes sense to treat the whole body, and I am assuming/hoping that my body will eventually overcome the EBV, regardless. But knowing that I/we have other viruses may help explain what feels like lack of improvement of Lyme, don't you think? After 2 mo of high doses of abx, I experienced a lot of relief, but never felt 'well'. A lot of the pain was gone (except for my regular back and neck pain) and that humming, buzzing, throbbing, inflamed feeling of Lyme was gone for a few months.
So, of course, I now know that my Lyme was not cured, but during those few months it seemed to be at bay, it may well have been the EBV keeping me from feeling well. So when I saw it defined as CFS on one site, I got to wondering..... CFS is difficult to impossible to get over, as far as I know. So, of course that made me wonder if I would ever feel all well again.
AND since there are so MANY Lyme symptoms, I am wondering if many of these symptoms are caused by the viruses or other infections that Lyme has caused to reactivate or that we catch because of Lyme. And maybe that explains why so many get well and others never do. Maybe the Lyme is eventually cured, but people are left with too many other infections and/or syndromes?
Trav, I'm gonna go look at your article now! Thanks!
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.