Herpes Vs. XMRV

Do you have a herpes infection?

  • No

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Yes

    Votes: 22 88.0%

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heapsreal

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a doc will dismiss a positive IgG test as a past infection and only take a positive igA test as being a current infection. But cfs doc are finding peope with high viral igG titres and are diagnosing chronic or reactive viruses. I dont have this luxury in australia so my doc uses a lymphocyte subset test and cd8 lymphocytes are commonly elevated in current ebv/cmv infections not sure of other herpes infections though
 

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a doc will dismiss a positive IgG test as a past infection and only take a positive igA test as being a current infection. But cfs doc are finding peope with high viral igG titres and are diagnosing chronic or reactive viruses. I dont have this luxury in australia so my doc uses a lymphocyte subset test and cd8 lymphocytes are commonly elevated in current ebv/cmv infections not sure of other herpes infections though
My doctor checks all my viral loads every three months. My igG tithers are very high. He explained to me that many people will show some IgG elevation if they had the infection in the past but, CFS patients have a much higher load.

He actually follows my progress in this way. If my numbers are higher than he says I am crashing. If the numbers are lower, I am doing better.

This works out pretty accurately with the way actually feel.
 

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herpes viruses like ebv/cmv/hhv6 effect everything, they get into the nervous system etc as this is why they have been problomatic for MS patients etc. Plus Sophie Mirza the english girl that died in the UK, when they did an autopsy of her spine they said it had lesions on it consistant with ebv/shingles etc. I think they would find find higher viral loads if they could some how test the nervous system or other tissue and not just blood.

cheers!!!
 

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That's interesting Drex, although I have had tests for other herpes family members I have also never had a cold sore either. Even when bad with ME it doesn't happen (27 or so years now).

Been on Valtrex for a while (1 year +) and that is helping with some symptoms (burning legs and feet at night was the first to get better).
 

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herpes viruses like ebv/cmv/hhv6 effect everything, they get into the nervous system etc as this is why they have been problomatic for MS patients etc. Plus Sophie Mirza the english girl that died in the UK, when they did an autopsy of her spine they said it had lesions on it consistant with ebv/shingles etc. I think they would find find higher viral loads if they could some how test the nervous system or other tissue and not just blood.

cheers!!!
Oh, I remember Sophia and her despaired mother. Oh man. breaks my heart, but I have always wondered about the autopsy on her..This was interesting because it prves our point.