Re: Possible long term virus
Chronic fatigue and recurrent ulcers are both symptoms that can occur with lupus, an autoimmune disorder. It is theorized that it can start after a viral infection, but the relationship is unclear. I would research lupus, read the sticky notes on these boards (lupus board) which lists many of the symptoms. Generally if you have 3 or more plus a positive ANA blood test, it is likely. The disease primarily affects young women. I would review your lab tests and see if any Dr ran tests for autoimmune diseases, particularly sed rate (ESR), CRP or ANA. If not I would ask your Dr to do these plus a urine test, CBC and chem panel for screening, then see a rheumatologist to check in more depth. Good luck. I know this is not an illness anyone wants, but knowing is better than feeling terrible and not knowing why.