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... symptoms then these viruses may have been the causitive factor. It not uncommon at all for many CFS patients to display something like this because an initial infection of some sort usually sets the whole thing in motion. ... (4 replies)
... Hi there - I see Dr. Lerner and was diagnosed with EBV, HHV6 and Lyme Disease. I am currently taking Valcyte. I was originally taking 900 mg in the morning, and 450mg at night, but I could hardly walk (was told this is an excellent prognostic indicator). I have since reduced the dose to just 450mg at night and seem to be tolerating that well. I completed 42 days of IV... (7 replies)
... Hi--I have long-standing CFS with high titres to HHV-6 and CMV, but no EBV. Is there anyone who has used Valtrex successfully for HHV-6? I know it's not supposed to be effective against CMV. My doc is hesistant to prescribe Valcyte, due to toxicity concerns, though it seems that's what Montoya at Stanford and Lerner in Michigan are using for CMV. Would love to hear from... (7 replies)

... I first think you need a doctor that understands CFS, it doesn't cure itself in fact there is no real cure . Some have used Nuvigil for energy . I know I took valtrex at the beginning,. 30 years ago. I know that I am going to try Nuvigil. The best of luck to you and hope you find a GOOD DOCTOR that will work with you. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Katlin... how is your treatment going? Are you feeling any better? I started Valcyte couple days ago. Switched from over from Valtrex? My doc has me doing 900 mg of the Valcyte. Just wanted to see if you are getting any relief? Hope things are better for you.... (7 replies)
... Kat, I don't know anything about private disability, but getting disability with SSDI or SSI can be a long process. I got mine with the help of a Legal Aid lawyer. I'm sure that your documentation from Dr. Lerner would be of help. I had letters from a couple of doctors, as well as letters from friends and family, corroborating the extent to which my cfs impacted my... (7 replies)
Cfs Specialist
Apr 3, 2007
... Hi all! Well I took hubby to the visit. It was good cause dr described what he thinks cfs is. Which to summarize it a virus that cause cell disruption? ... (9 replies)
... Wow. I feel so bad for you. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. You appear to be very intelligent. Take this on like a school project. In your limited time being awake and thinking, do your research. My initial thoughts: Juicing. If you are hypoglycemic you must eat some protein with your starches/sugars. If I start out my day with a bananna...it... (6 replies)
... nice guy who buys into EBV but also a huge Christian who doesn't really seem to buy into aggressive medical treatment like the Valtrex option I read about... ... (6 replies)
... Yes my doctor also treats with antivirals. I have been on Valtrex and Valcyte for a couple of years now. It took up to about 7 months before I started seeing any progress. He had me doing 1,000 mg a day. ... (1 replies)
... If you haven't learned about these search them on the net. If someone tells you that there is nothing that can be done it is not true either. Antiviral such as Valtrex will help tremendously. It doesn't get rid of the virus but helps in keeping it under control. ... (3 replies)
... I have been on high doses of valtrex and valcyte...and doing so much better! ... (10 replies)
Cfs Specialist
Apr 16, 2007
... To Sarah, I wonder if this is why I suddenly can not sleep. It has been 4 nights with only a couple hours a night. Also my underarm lymph node is very tender and at times painful. However I do not feel it with my hands. I have had tender lymph nodes before when this all started. Even had to have neck node removed b/c so swollen and the fact that I have night sweats. This is... (9 replies)
Cfs Specialist
Apr 13, 2007
... Hi friends! First off I am very sceptical if I will see any results. I am not pessemistic but want to be realistic. I have been sick for 1 1/2 yrs. He explained the cell problem like a car that has no one pushing the gas pedal. If the mycochondria in my cells are not replacing or destroying themselves my body cannot heal. He took a long time explaining this. But it's hard to... (9 replies)
... HI Martin, I am fairly new to this board, but I am interested in your topic. I just started seeing a doctor at the Fibro and Fatigue Clinic, and he is the first one to put me on Valtrex, which is for these viruses that lie dormant and crop up years later, causing symptoms that seemingly have no related illness. It has been a month, and I am starting to see improvement. ... (27 replies)
... I had previously posted in the general immune disorder section. I had some blood work done back in June 2004 and was asked if I was ever told I had CMV (I had never even heard of it). They then did a mono spot test. The results of all tests are: CMV IGG Antibody .... 3.79 (Abnormal) CMV IGM Antibody ..... 0.28 (Normal) Epstien Barr IGM .... 0.32 (Normal) Epstein Barr... (4 replies)
Anti-Viral meds..
May 22, 2007
... directed antiviral treatment for CFS illness. This, to our knowledge, is the first successful report of valacyclovir treatment for EBV infection. ... (59 replies)
... disappear. I fought it but how can you fight when you can't stay awake. I am so happy to tell you that I have had myself back since my doctor put me on daily Valtrex in October. I had all the complaints you mention. ... (24 replies)
... How much you sound like me! My started with a flu too. I thought I had found the answer after 18 months I went to a CFS specialist who was an allergist and I started candida shots. ... (24 replies)
... Hello fellow CFS/ME/SEID/Fibromyalgia peeps, I've lived with CFS for just over 3 years now and have tried dozens of treatments with the assistance of several traditional and integrative (alternative) doctors. TRIAL TREATMENTS VALTREX - This is an antiviral I started this 2 weeks ago so it's too early to say on this one. REGULAR TREATMENTS (Helpful) These have been... (2 replies)


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