All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: MacPerformanceGuide.com and WindInMyFace.com

Thank you for buying via links and ads on this site,
which earn me advertising fees or commissions.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Other World Computing...
B&H Photo...
Amazon
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$999 $899
SAVE $100

$2998 $2898
SAVE $100

$3049 $2399
SAVE $650

$3508 $2998
SAVE $510

$998 $848
SAVE $150

$3999 $2998
SAVE $1001

$2299 $2299
SAVE $click

$1597 $1297
SAVE $300

$80 $33
SAVE $46

$2299 $2299
SAVE $click

$1898 $1498
SAVE $400

$2799 $2799
SAVE $click

$2299 $2299
SAVE $click

$600 $400
SAVE $200

$240 $175
SAVE $65

$699 $499
SAVE $200

$270 $270
SAVE $click

$1599 $1398
SAVE $201

$2027 $1397
SAVE $630

$1699 $999
SAVE $700

$180 $100
SAVE $80

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$999 $949
SAVE $50

$270 $270
SAVE $click

$1699 $999
SAVE $700

Hypothesis: Could COVID-19 Provoke a Flare-Up of Epstein Barr Virus?

re: Personal Health: Cyclical Extreme Fatigue Explained: Diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Epstein Barr Virus
re: Dealing with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV): a Few Things that Have Helped

I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in early September 2020.

Although I tested negative for COVID-19 antibodies in early September, that was 4.5 months after my 2.5 week mid-April episode that was consistent with CV19 symtoms. So I had written of the April episode as “unknown pathogen”.

However, since then, a physician friend of mine has told me that antibody tests that far out are sketchy. Thus a negative test might not mean much. Furthermore, a physician friend of his is suffering from Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) for months, just like I have been suffering (and still do)—it has been a long haul and I still only have a fraction of my strength. This is too strikingly similar.

Epstein Barr virus is known to hide-out in the body permanently, flaring up opportunistically. Moreover, it is my own life experience that a virus can flip genetic switches—in my case a lifetime of no allergies or asthma turned into a 10-year ordeal to get both under control, following a severe pulmonary viral infection at age 20 (all my allergists have confirmed this as a real thing).

So what I am getting at is the possibility that this ongoing fatigue (similar to mononucleosis, though my WBC count is normal) might in fact be EBV or some genetic switch-flipping thing. So it might take a loooooong time to recover from.

Hypothesis

Yeah, I know all this is “anecdotal” as physicians like to say, and I am well aware of confirmation bias, but I am not making a conclusion, only a working hypothesis:

Might a COVID-19 infection trigger the flare-up of other latent viral problems such as Epstein Barr Virus? And/or other viruses (perhaps varicella zoster eg Shingles)?

I hope to speak directly to this other physician with EBV, so we can compare notes. Of course, whatever I had might have been some other virus, so the hypothesis is a general one.

OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD
6000 MB/sec!
Mac or PC.


Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!
OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Blazing fast, up to 16TB.

YEE HAH!



√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__