Wondering if it was a sure bet that if you already have CFS from a virus that getting Covid would make your CFS worse permanently?
(Edit: my phone auto corrected “seems like” to “Sir Pringle” for some reason...)
I was just about to add what @gbells said. I reckon if you have ebv your body will be more protected because the immune response will be better. I've yet to know for sure. But I can at least hope.
One thing I do know is that exertion of any sort in my case causes a drop immune function immediately (not 48 hours later). When that happens the Epstein barr virus I'm currently fighting off (post viral ebv now) starts to replicate with avengance. So I'm assuming in my case if I got covid and then exerted myself. Covid would just run rampant unchecked.
It's almost like an EMP is fired in my body with exertion and all my immune cells go to sleep. Until 48 hours later or 4 days later when they've woken back up again. Oddest thing as so many people on PR seem to have the opposite and never get sick.
I reckon if you have ebv your body will be more protected because the immune response will be better. I've yet to know for sure. But I can at least hope.
Seems like the effect doesn’t seem too bad. Also seems like most who got covid on that thread were milder cases...
Wish I could help on the Valtrex my MD@hunter1899 I feel like I'm at an impass currently, immune system not been right for 12 months, no idea what happened. Don't know if 7 weeks of oxymatrine damaged something but somethings gone awry. Does valtrex work on acute ebv? Paranoid valtrex may damage mitochondria further - also the drug side effects were very full on from just 500mg, but I am happy to try half a tablet if all my other options (traditional and herbal) don't work. My throat has become very red in the last 24 hours, I am getting tests done tomorrow for mono and have requested strep. Thankfully there's no covid tests available nationally, so nobody can fob me off with covid diagnosis.
@Wendi C Yes been catching every little thing, which goes on for weeks since I got ME. I still believe this could be caused by ebv if it's constantly lowering immune strength, meaning the immune system has no hope of fighting anything else off properly including colds.
Would appreciate advise about the valtrex, just started a new job and enjoying it, would be pissed off if I had to leave it due to this.
My functional MD won't give it to me. Says I cant handle it as I'm a severe reactor. He always puts me on as natural as possible but it doesn't make a dent in my EBV, CMV or HHV6 numbers. 😔Wish I could help on the Valtrex my MD
What do you react to @Wendi C I recently reacted to pen V and clindamycin (terrible drug rash). Still the valtrex as I may have said above was giving me headaches, nausea and making my head spin. Even so traditionals don't seem to touch it I.
My herx reactions are quite intense and hard to handle. Unfortunately, with a kiddo it's kind of impossible to drop out and do "self-care" when that happens. I'm sure it's because my liver is overburdened. When I first saw this functional MD we started with clearing out candida which, for weeks, was like having a TERRIBLE hangover. I literally had to have my doc write me a note for work because I missed so much. And then I tried a Byron White EBV formula. Geez.. I think just breathing it in caused reactions! It was pretty intense! He even released some emotional stuck trauma somewhere with injecting homeopathics down my meridian lines. Holy moly! That was short-lived but intense also. So he always goes LOW and SLOW for me. Right now we're trying Cistus (herbals).. Really nothing there. I do take Acyclovir time to time when I feel run down, but so far the only game-changers for me have been Epitalon (peptide), the initial Candida cleanse, and LDN.