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Re: Epstein Barr virus

Re: Epstein Barr virus

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Posted by Kathy on October 18, 2000 at 15:43:52:

In Reply to: Re: Epstein Barr virus posted by Katherine on September 06, 2000 at 11:39:07:

: : : : 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?
: : :
: : : 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

: Sharon:

: What kind of doctor does one go to for these types of tests? My PCP is useless and fights me even to do a Lyme Titre when I have unexplained aches. Today, I go to him with an unexplained (and new) aching knee!
: THANKS!<
: Katherine
: KAL133@juno.com

I was just told by my infectious disease specialist yesterday that I show a positive EBV
but I believe that I have Lyme disease. I talked him into doxycline because most of my syptoms aren't explained by EBV. I too have had pain, racing heartbeat, feels like my skin is itching on the inside, numbness in my foot stabbing pains all over, and I was having the feeling that something inside of me was jumping. I wasn't sleeping at night and had a fever of about 99.6 for 5 weeks. My first doc gave me 30 days of amoxcillan in case I had lyme. I then had the racing heart episodes. The nurse told me not to take my pulse because I was a nervous person. She doesn't know me from Adam - and I hardly ever went to the doc before I got an infection on my leg. So- now I am on 2 weeks of doxycline, but if I really do have Lyme I'm afraid that isn't long enough to cure it. I just don't think the EBV is causing all these symptoms.
Kathy


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