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Jul 31, 2018 · Chronic EBV - Help in Infectious Diseases


Hope everyone is well.
I am a 28 year old female.

Last year I was diagnosed with chronic EBV. I was so sick that I had to take FMLA from work and ultimately left that job to rest. I have felt tired, generally bad, and sore since. I feel so bad about myself, I go to the psychiatrist for the mental side of it, but sometimes I just wonder if I will ever catch a break.

I have since started a new job, and guess what? I am have a terrible flare up. It's been active for over a month now. It is attacking my chest, and throat. (Had my tonsils removed last year due to this, because they were flaring up with infection) Financially I can't afford to stay home, but it is interfering with every single aspect of my life. Since last year I have divorced, became a single mother, and dealing with this terrible health issue.

What do you recommend for everyday care? Other than stress management, what does everyone else do to try and avoid flare ups.

I am just so desperate. Should I see an infectious disease specialist?

Absolutely any advice would be helpful. It's to the point where I am just feeling so alone with this.