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Anyone out there find that when you drink alcohol your glands swell up??

Im supposed to see an ID doc on Wednesday. My EBV ab levels are really high, and I also have high CMV ab levels. I had mono when I was in my early 20's.

Ive never felt so sick in my life as I do now. I cant believe how tired I am.

My neck is also really sore and stiff.

Anyone else share those symptoms?
sounds to me like you have Epstein-Barre. I have it. I cannot tolerate alcholol at all. Besides the fact that I can't drink with the meds I take, on the few occasions in the past I had tried to drink, I could only have 1 drink. Then it was time foe bed
I'm diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. When I drink alcohol I get sick; this has been happening for a few years, since I started having symptoms. The alcohol sits in my stomach and feels like it's not being digested. In fact, I get a full feeling as though my stomach is expanding or like I seriously overate, even if I have not eaten. My glands do swell slightly also, and sometimes I feel like I have a fever even if I don't. I don't get "drunk" or tipsy at all, just very uncomfortable and sick, and the last time I tried to drink a glass of wine I ended up vomitting it back up, so it never even got into my system. It's like my body cannot digest it anymore. Needless to say I do not drink at all. No doctor has ever commented on this being a symptom of anything, but I've read that a lot of people with cfs and fibro experience this.
[QUOTE=2shihtzus;3368275]Anyone out there find that when you drink alcohol your glands swell up??

Im supposed to see an ID doc on Wednesday. My EBV ab levels are really high, and I also have high CMV ab levels. I had mono when I was in my early 20's.

Ive never felt so sick in my life as I do now. I cant believe how tired I am.

My neck is also really sore and stiff.

Anyone else share those symptoms?[/QUOTE]

I have Epstein Barr antibodies in my blood. The one thing the doctor told me is that if you have had any allergies, the antibodies will make you a lot more sensitive to things that you have any allergies to and can provoke previously unknown allergies to appear. I have suffered from hives for many months now which didn't start to decrease until recently. I have had to do a number of changes in my eating habits and cleaning habits (no more tomatos or tomato sauce and have changed my laundry detergent). These are allergies that I never thought that I had but the changes have helped to decrease the symptoms I am getting from the EBV.
Alcohol intolerance/exaggerated hangovers is one of the symptoms of Lyme Disease.

I'm currently waiting for my Lyme and co-infection results to come back, but I certainly identify with the problems with alcohol. It doesn't seem to matter what I drink or how much (and I don't drink very often anyway). No matter what, I get drunk extremely quickly (like on 1/2 a drink) and end up feeling like crud for the next 3 days.

I've also been dx'd with CFS but I don't really buy into it, only because it was a clinical dx, not one based on testing.





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