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However, he was frustrated there was no treatment.
'I couldn't just take a pill,' he says. 'The doctor said I needed to rest and rebuild my immune system, but no one could say how long it would take. I needed to let go but as an athlete you want to be in charge of your body.'
Professor Leslie Findley, consultant neurologist at the Essex Neuroscience Unit at Queen's Hospital, Romford, says: 'If someone has a viral infection and they're under stress, they are more likely to develop post-viral fatigue syndrome, and you can't train as an athlete without undergoing stress.'


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Around one in 200 will go on to develop a more prolonged illness featuring persisting mental and physical fatigue and general lethargy.
'In a small number of cases this can become chronic fatigue syndrome, lasting months or years, which is a consequence of the viral effect on the patient's neuro immune system.
There is no active virus in the body in patients with fatigue syndrome. 'The body has undergone a change because of the virus which activates the neuro immune system the way the brain talks to the body.


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Prof Findley also points out that we each get around six viral infections a year. Those who have suffered from post-viral fatigue syndrome need to be especially vigilant and give their bodies time to rest and recover from infections to avoid these prolonged symptoms recurring

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Prof Findley agrees that removing stress is key to overcoming longterm post-viral fatigue.
'Stress can prolong the symptoms,' he says. 'Athletes can become stressed because they are not hitting the targets they have set for themselves.
Their bodies aren't performing how they used to and for some it can become a nasty physical and psychological mess.'
According to Prof Findley, awareness of post-viral fatigue has increased but it is still poorly understood by some GPs.


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Findley is one of them.

I have reactivating EBV right now, also had it 17 years ago!!!
 
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One of the bullet points says

"After having EBV, immunity is developed, meaning you will have the disease only once in you life"

Yea, Right!!!