And what about taking Valcyte & Letermovir simultaneously? That would be an interesting experiment for sure.
That could be very effective, as both drugs work by different mechanisms, and so likely would not interfere with each other's efficacy. Thus their individual antiviral effects would be additive.
But with the cessation of the production of infectious viral particles, I would think the immune response would be less severe. So you would still have ME/CFS symptoms, just greatly reduced.
This is the great mystery of ME/CFS: why is it that after an initial acute flu-like or gastrointestinal illness (that many patients have at the beginning of their ME/CFS), when the immune system clears all the virus from the blood, do symptoms still persist?
When you have the first acute infection, and there are high levels of virus in the blood, of course you would expect to have symptoms. But after a week or so, when the initial acute infection is brought under control, ME/CFS patients no longer have virus in the blood, yet symptoms persist.
This is why many researchers and clinicians don't believe in the viral infection theory of ME/CFS, because you generally don't find much virus in the blood in ME/CFS. So some believe it may be a malfunction of the immune system that causes the disease. Dr Robert Naviaux's cell danger response theory of ME/CFS goes along these lines.
But if you look at the enterovirus research on ME/CFS, you realize that the virus has not gone away, it's just hiding inside cells, and if you take perform a muscle or stomach tissue biopsy on ME/CFS patients, you can detect this ongoing enteroviral infection in the tissues. If you look at the last image at the bottom of this post, you can see this infection in the stomach tissues (the brown stain is the infection).
Have you been tested for enterovirus, by the way, using the ARUP Lab tests recommended by Dr Chia? Enteroviruses and herpesviruses are the main types of virus linked to ME/CFS.