Anyone tried Valtrex for Chronic EBV?
I've had chronic epstein barr virus infection for the past 16 months. I first started taking acyclovir in 12-08 for 6 months but didn't notice significant improvement. I'm not bedridden but I have to sleep 10-12 hours a day and still wake up tired.
I then changed to taking Valtrex 6 weeks ago (500 mg 3 times a day & I weigh 105 lbs). Weeks 1-2, I wasn't noticing difference. Weeks 3-4, I was feeling a lot worse; I'm not sure if maybe the Valtrex was working or if I just over-exhausted myself (I had a very long day before things got worse). Week 5, I felt like maybe there were some signs of recovery. I've been getting lots of rest, and Week 6 - I feel like I'm back to where I was before the Valtrex and wonder if it is even working.
-- Is or was anyone on Valtrex for treatment of chronic EBV or chronic fatigue in general?
-- If so, how long did it take to see improvements? Did it get worse before it gets better?
I'm just puzzled because I don't know if the Valtrex is working for me. I'm supposed to take it for 6 months for the treatment, but I'm supposed to start working again in 3-09, and I just don't have endless 6-months to keep trying new drugs and end up finding out that they don't work.
Thank you in advance for your help!!