Re: Epstein-Barr Virus was the culprit
I wanted to private message you about this, but could not. I am so happy you found a diagnosis. I have been going through a similar rough spot. At the end of December/beginning of January, I was feeling horrible run down, fatigued, and exhausted. I knew I wasn't taking good care of myself. In the days before the dizziness hit, I was dehydrated, stressed, and not acting like myself. Then one day at work - boom - I felt like an earthquake hit. My life has not been the same since then. My sense of imbalance (I always felt like I was on an elevator or a boat) gradually improved, but the "brain fog," anxiety, and depression set in. I am always completely exhausted, but can't sleep. MRI, VNG, audiogram, and bloodwork to date were great. ENT said it would probably pass, GP thinks it's anxiety and stress...I know something is not right.
I saw your post the other day and thought, I wonder if...? Then my therapist asked me if I had been tested for mono/EBV. I did some research online and finally broke down and asked my GP for the full work up. I also asked for CMV, lyme disease, liver function tests, and vitamin levels. I don't want anything serious to be wrong with me, but I want to KNOW what is wrong so I can start working on healing.
Again, I am so happy for you that you finally got to the root of your problem!