Small update. I am at the 4 month mark, and am trying to have an EBV flare. I had noticed that I was feeling more tired, then my throat started to hurt and my glands enlarged. I don't know why, but it tends to flare every year in late January, early February. Indeed my first inkling that I felt unwell was February 2011, when I could still bike 10 miles a day and run 5 miles. 7 years later, and I doubt I will ever run again. Anyway, I hope the virus comes out of latency, fails to replicate, and gets its ass kicked by my immune system. I am trying to get extra rest and really listen to my body. I had wondered why I didn't have the energy surge at 3.5 months that Lerner predicts, and this flare up explains why I was feeling worse rather than better.