Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue. Tested positive for EBV, HHV-6, and C Pneumoniae.
Here is my story.
I grew up being a competitive athlete. After I was no longer competing I continued to exercise every day. 5-6 miles running 6 days a week and lifting weights 3-4 days a week.
8 years ago I was in the best shape of my life when i became sick. I had a flu-like illness for 1 week and was never the same. I continued to force myself to work-out. I would take naps in the middle of the day, but then would force myself to go run 5 miles. I tried to continue to lift weights, also. I think this really made me worse.
I got to the point where I was convinced I had cancer and was going to die.
I have seen many Doctors(Probably 20 in all). Many wanted me to take psychological tests, because my blood work always came back normal.
I recently found Fibromyalgiai and Fatigue Centers in Denver, CO. For the first time in my life I have hope.
The Doctor tested me for Epstein Barr Virus, HHV-6, and C Pneumoniae. I tested positive for all 3.
The Dr started me on the blood thinner Heparin. After 1 month of this I have now started on Valtrex. She wants to start me on an antibiotic after I have been on the Valtrex for awhile.
The Heparin is to help reduce the protective "fibrin" around the bacteria and viruses so they are easier to kill.
I am wondering if I should even be on an anti-viral and should get on the antibioticsi as soon as possible?
I get brain fog and discouraged, so any advice would be much appreciated.