Don't waste your time with those virusesThis is very interesting, because as I detailed earlier in this thread, I can very clearly trace the beginning of the infection that very likely triggered my CFS to sharing a drink with a friend. But she did not have any signs of CFS or the type of illness described herein and I also know of no case among my social environment who I might have infected with the virus. No one I know has any long-term issues as described here or as described by the CFS symptoms.
I think that the virus and the CFS are to separate things. The virus might be the trigger, but it might not be what is sustaining the CFS. In my case, I suspect it is HSV-1. Hip also reports high-ish HSV-1 titers, so that might play a role, too.
If I may ask, Omar, did you check your herpesvirus titers (HSV1, HSV-2, VZV, EBV, CMV and HHV6)?
I am hsv1,2 negative
I have the rest since I was young + I was tested negative IGM for them in the acute phase