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Epstein Barr Nightmare

Hi I honestly have never been through such physical hell in my life before! I am an otherwise healthy 38 year old woman who has never been so sick before. I have suffered from stress and anxiety most my life though and been on meds for that. I found out in Jan this year that I have adrenal fatigue and my doc started me on dhea. But shortly after that I picked up very bad bronchitis and was on two sets of antibiotics and cortisone. The bronchitis cleared up after two weeks, but I never recovered. I discovered that the cortisone had suppressed my immune system which caused ebv to reactivate and a strain of cocsachi. I'm now five months down the line of being very sick. The bloods show that the cocsachi has cleared up and the igm for Epstein Barr is now equivocal, it was positive a few months ago. The symptoms have been headaches which I had in the beginning, massive fatigue, muscle spasms, night sweats, constant low grade temperature, etc. I am now sitting feeling desperate, huge fatigue still, stomach issues bloating etc. I have had a regime of Vit c 2 grams a day, omega two a day, two multivitamins daily, two olive leaf twice daily, a good probiotic twice daily, d ribose and maxitone. I have had a few Vit c and b drips, Vit b injections once a week. Some acupuncture. I'm at my wits end so depressed and worried and so is my husband. The Drs don't seem to know what they are doing or explain anything properly. It's like no one helps you. I don't know what to do next??? I've been off work at a new job for over three weeks now and I'm not getting any answers. I live in South Africa. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Looking into Lyme Disease would be a good idea. Doctors don't think to check for it and it does go hand in hand with Epstein Barr Virus. The problem is that doctors don't ever think to check for Lyme Disease, Please be aware though that testing for Lyme Disease is very inaccurate, Testing only detects 50% of the cases of it.

There is a great Lyme Disease section right here on Medhelp that you should definitely check out. I would post there too if I were you. The people there are very knowledgable.
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Hi
Hope you're doing better.  I suffered for 6 years with mono which include spleen pain, head aches, sore throat, CFS, even my kidneys and heart problems and more.  On Jan 1, 2016 I decided to do something new and it worked!  It took a couple of weeks for my kidney function  moved from 50% to 85% and my mono symptoms were gone.
I completely change my diet...I was eating and juicing raw fruits and vegetables.  THE KEY INGREDIENTS FOR THESE JUICES ARE ORGANIC LEMONS, TURMERIC and GINGER!  CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST TO SEE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO THESE FRUIT AND ROOTS.
I got one of those bullet juicers and used a combination of ORGANIC:
    1) KALE, SPINACH, BANANA, GRAPES, KIWI AND OBVIOUSLY LEMON, TURMERIC AND GINGER.
     2) WATER MELLON, GRAPES, KIWI, LEMON, TURMERIC and GINGER.
I buy this organic foods at Whole foods and blend them and drink them three time a day...after a week my sore throat for SIX years was gone and also my SPLEEN PAIN.  ALL THE OTHER SYMPTOMS WERE GONE AS WELL.
LEMON is the Number One Alkaline food and TURMERIC and GINGER have many healing properties..,research them.  YOU HAVE TO CUT OUT THE PROCESSED GARBAGE (SO CALLED FOOD) AT THE SUPERMARKET...AND IF YOU WANT TO CONSUME ANIMAL PRODUCTS I WOULD ONLY DO WILD FISH...THE CHICKEN AND BEEF ARE NOT GOING AID YOUR BODY RECOVERY...IT WAS HINDER IT.
I HAVE BEEN THROUGH HELL WITH THIS VIRUS MONO (EPSTEIN BARR)...THERE WAS A TIME I FELT I COULD NOT GO ON.  I HAD TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS MY SELF BECAUSE THE DOCTORS DID NOT HAVE ANY.  THEN AFTER RESEARCH I LEARN THE BODY TRIES TO HEAL ITSELF FROM VIRUSES, BACTERIA and OTHER ILLNESS...YOU HAVE TO FIND NATURAL FOODS (FRUITS, VEGETABLES, ROOTS) THAT WILL AID THE BODY IN THIS TASK.
LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU START AND PROGRESS.  YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND A WHOLE LOT TO GAIN.  
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hi LisaJohn,

Can you please let me know how you are doing and if you were able to resolve your symptoms?  I am experiencing a lot of the same symptoms due to EBV.
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