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Tarav
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I am new to the site and have been doing my research on here. I just had en exstensive blood panel done to rule out other disorders and I have an appt. scheduled with an LLMD in my area.

But I have noticed the EBV mentioned in a couple of posts??

I tested positive for EBV before I got my bulls eye rash.

I was just wondering if there was an association between the two?

XOXO,
Tara

[ 10-29-2009, 07:49 PM: Message edited by: Tarav ]

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Hi Tara,

People with LYME and other tick-borne diseases--

because we are immune compromised or immune-burdened--

we often have MANY other viruses in our load.

we are more susceptible to the effects of infection because of pre-existing viruses
OR
become moreso after we're bitten and infected.

Ticks carry SO many bacteria, parasites and viruses -- as yet to be discovered, I'm sure. and not well-understood.

My understanding is that a significant % of the human population is exposed to EBV and other viruses and may test positive for it (if they are ever tested) without nec. having symptoms of any kind.

I had increasing fatigue over time and was never tested for EBV. I've never had "mono" by the way.

My sister's doc says the EBV #s can fluctuate day-to-day anyway.

I'm not sure if I can attribute my fatigue to EBV, the lyme, or something else as yet unknown.

Some say it's sort of a rain barrell effect where we accumulate threats to our immune system over time-bacteria, viruses, parasites--

until one day it overflows and there is obvious illness.

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Most healthy people also carry the EBV .. but it is when our immune system is shot that the EBV can cause problems.

I would focus on the Lyme. When you get it under control, you will be OK.

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Opinions, not medical advice!

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It is LYME disease, not Lymes.

Most people with Lyme have a positive EBV count and it goes back to normal once Lyme and tick borne infections are properly treated. Sometimes anti-virals are used. Basically, normally dormant infections can become active when you get a tick bite.

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I did not know that most people with Lyme disease have a positive EBV. I do. I have a positive EBV now but did not in the beginning of my treatment. I have been treated for a year and a half now.

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Tarav
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I do NOT mean any disrespect by writing LYMES and not LYME. I am new to all of this and my brain is in such a FOG right now.

I am sure I will get the hang of it.

I found this interesting. I wonder if thats the reason why my EBV reactivates all the time?

Like I said, just trying to soak up all the info i can get!

XOXO,

Tara

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tara,

just click on pencil, 3rd box to right of your name, which opens up subject and text.

just delete the S from lyme; we've all been told that name from drs.

it's just our pet peeve with the correct name. [Smile] hugs

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Ok I changed the title. Sorry about that.
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Its ok Tara!Everyone does that, its just our peeve like Betty said. [Smile] Welcome [Smile]
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