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Re: Epstein Barr virus

Re: Epstein Barr virus

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Posted by Jennifer on October 11, 2000 at 18:24:02:

In Reply to: Re: Epstein Barr virus posted by Sharon on September 05, 2000 at 17:34:54:

: : : My wife has been tested for a variety of illnesses including Lupus, MS, Lyme and others. We recently requested and received copies of her lab reports and found out that she has "abnormal" test results on the Epstein Barr Virus Assays (abnormal on IGG - both VCA and NA - and and normal on IGM). In addition, she has had four spinal taps and the protein in her spinal fluid has continued to climb (currently 75). We don't know how to interpret the test results and so far, the doctors have been stumped. Is it possible she has Epstein Barr and if so, what is the cure if any?
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: : MIKE,
: :
: : MY WIFE HAS BEEN TESTED FOR A VARIETY OF ILLNESSES ALSO.
: : THE ONLY THING THAT THEY CAN COME UP WITH IS AN ELEVATED EBV.
: : SHE STILL HAS FATIGUE AND SEVERE PAIN IN HER MIDDLE TO UPPER BACK.
: : NO DOCTOR CAN DIAGNOSE HER. WE ARE VERY FRUSTRATED.
: : IS THIS CONDITION IN ANY WAY SIMILAR TO YOUR WIFES ILLNESS.
: : PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!!!
: :
: Hi!
: I have been undergoing the same tests and again only test pos. for EBV. I would like to know if our symptoms are the same- tingling in legs and arms, muscles spasms, joint aches, racing heart at times, back and stomach pain, seems to be a different one each day. I am 38 years old and have always been very healthy until suddenly became sick in July of this year. I have been doing research on chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia which seems to have the same symptoms. After 13 different doctors, 2MRIs, countless blood profiles, I am also stumped. I have found an interesting sight with the institute for Molecular Medicine you might want to check out. www.immed.org There is a Dr. Garth Nicholson who is doing research on these symptoms.Sharon


HI! My name is Jennifer and I too was diagnosed as having active EBV in May of '99. I have experienced all of the same symptoms and tests previously noted. I have recently been having all sorts of strange things happening to my body and am wondering if they are all being caused by the EBV. This winter I had strange moles and freckles appearing all over, leading to a skin biopsy. Of course I was told that "these things happen" when I asked if they could be related to the EBV since I wasn't exposed to the sun in the specific area biopsied. Since then, I have accumulated many questionable moles and freckles, all at areas not exposed to the sun. Also, within the last month or so, I was told that I have follicular changes in both of my ovaries with large cysts. My abdomen has become so swollen and I can easily fluctuate up to 8lbs. in a day or so. I am very frustrated because before this EBV, I was pretty healthy. I feel that the Epstein-Barr virus is causing all of these strange symptoms and would like to know if any one else is experiencing them as well. Hopefully we can help each other because I know that the doctors are not helping me!

Thanks
Jenn




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