I just got back some belated blood test results and was told that I had high EBV levels at the time of the test (a few weeks ago) -- see Human Pincushion for background on all my recent blood tests.
My doctor used the term "chronic mono" to describe my results. This is the first time she's used that term when describing my EBV levels.
I think my having chronic mono explains a few things, like the fever I was running at the time of this test. I'm also convinced that the chronic mono and my case of CFS are connected. I'm not willing to say that one caused the other, but I am certain that there is some sort of relationship.
I came across an interesting article when I was trying to do a little online research about "chronic mono":
"Mono" linked to chronic fatigue syndrome in teens (Shared via AddThis)
On the upside, my glutathione levels were a bit higher than my last test and there didn't seem to be anything odd about my HHV6 levels. On the downside, my ATP (cyclic-AMP) levels were down by a lot. No wonder I've been soooo tired lately (that is, more than usual).
Today's Activities: work and running errands. Today's Most Annoying Symptoms: exhaustion, mild headache, cracked left side of lip, active eczema on right ankle.
Mood (10 is best): 6
Energy (10 is best): 3
Physical Discomfort (10 is worst): 3