Herpes as an underlying cause of fatigue (2022)

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Herpes viruses are more common than you ever thought of as an underlying cause of chronic disease. So far, there are 9 different herpes-type viruses that can infect humans and I suspect there might be even more. You may be familiar with herpes type 1 which are predominately responsible for cold sores. Herpes type 2 are historically known for causing genital herpes but we do know that either one can cause cold sores or genital herpes. Today I am going to discuss Herpes type 4. Even though you may not have heard of type 4 I bet you are familiar with what we do call it…. Mononucleosis, mono for short! Mono is caused by the Epstein barr virus (EBV) which is herpes virus #4.

When someone gets mono they typically have a cluster of symptoms: sore throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, fever, and severe fatigue. Severe cases will cause an enlarged spleen which presents are abdominal pain on the left side of the abdomen. It is typically spread by coming into contact with someone shedding the virus often before that person has any symptoms. This is why it was known as the “kissing disease” but doesn’t require intimate contact for it to spread. There are only supportive treatments in the traditional world: hydrate and sleep it off. Symptoms can last a few weeks or can drag on for months with the initial infection.

Old school thought used to say once you got mono you would never get it again but let’s consider cold sores. You know that once you have a cold sore it can always come back especially during high stress times or when your immune system is low. EBV is the same as a cold sore. Once you get it, it is stored in your cells and can be released in the future and become reactivated. This is where medicine is falling short in so many people, recognizing the possibility that they are dealing with a reactivated EBV. I believe many chronic conditions are possibly underlying reactivated EBV that has been missed. Perhaps the EBV starts a cascade of other symptoms. Many chronic conditions may actually be related to herpes viruses. We already know that Burkitt’s lymphoma is thought to be initiated by EBV. The bottom line is we really don’t understand this virus. Many people who have reactivated EBV don’t even know they have had mono in the past so READ ON if you have unexplained muscle aches, fatigue, joint pain, or relapsing symptoms that come and go. I will review what test to get and many options for treating not only EBV but the herpes family viruses in general.

How to test for EBV

Most physicians only do a cursory test for EBV looking at a few markers. Let’s review the differences.

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EBV IgM – when the IgM antibody is positive this means you have an active, brand new infection.

EBV IgG Viral Capsid Antigen: this is usually positive early on in a new infection. Once it is positive, it stays positive for life.

EBV IgG Nuclear Antigen: this marker usually becomes positive within 2-3 months after onset of a new infection and also stays positive for life.

These three tests are the norm for testing but you can see a big gap in that they only look for new infection and the presence of an old infection. What about reactivated cases? This is where one of my go-to tests come in: EBV IgG Early Antigen D Antibody. This test may be positive at the initial onset of a new infection but usually goes away and becomes normal again. If it is elevated outside of the initial infection then it means it is a reactivated EBV. When someone gets a reactivated EBV infection I call this a “flare” of chronic EBV. A flare will have many of the same symptoms that people get with new mono infections: severe fatigue and low grade fever but it often picks up a few new symptoms of muscle aches, joint pain and the sore throat may or may not be there. Many of these people will get diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic pain or serologic negative rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms can last for months or even years and be debilitating.

When EBV becomes chronic, the old treatment of hydrate and rest just doesn’t work anymore. The longer is lasts the more your immune system gets depleted helping it to last even longer. I have worked with many people who we diagnosed with chronic EBV and have learned that everyone responds differently to treatments so I have a tool box of options to try and just keep going until something starts to help. The bottom line is the immune system has to be boosted to tip everything in your favor.

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Here are some of my tools:

  1. IV therapy: I cannot stress how important IV nutrients are with EBV. Since IV therapy bypasses the gut a person gets full doses that don’t require absorption with an often unhealthy gut. We can dose higher doses of vitamin C that the gut could not tolerate which really helps boost the immune system and has some anti-viral properties on its own. The B vitamins are very supportive for the adrenal glands and therefore also boost the immune system. We start out with once a week and then start spacing them out once you are responding.
  2. ViraCon by vital Nutrients: This is an herbal supplement that has a unique blend of ingredients that help open the viral capsule while working on supporting the immune system. I recommend this during flares as well as maintenance. Flare dosing should be three to four times a day.
  3. Valtrex: This is a prescription drug that is used for genital herpes or chronic cold sores. It is an off-label use as there are no medication treatments typically recommended for EBV but if a case if severe then I would consider trying it. After all EBV is a herpes virus, It just makes sense that it might help. Liver function tests need to be monitored if you are using this medication.
  4. MonoLaurin: Monolaurin is touted as an immune booster particularly good for viruses. While the literature I have read on this is solid, I don’t see as much oomph out of this product as I would like. However, I do believe when added to other supplements it can make a difference. I do know the quality of the product really matters.
  5. Celery juice: The book called the Medical Medium which focused primarily on EBV touted celery juice as an anti-viral/anti-bacterial. My patients who have tried this do feel like it helps so may be something to add to the mix.
  6. L-Lysine may be a good baseline supplement all the time as when lysine levels are high arginine levels are low and science has proven that high arginine helps activate herpes viruses (yes, cold sores and genital herpes may benefit, too). Dose this several times a day for best results. 500mg twice a day is the typical dose but you may go up if needed.
  7. Change your diet: Avoid high arginine foods like wheat bread, almonds, peanut butter and grape juice. Other foods like turkey, pork loin and other high arginine foods may also be culprits. Everyone is affected differently so just be aware and consider looking up high arginine foods and removing them from your diet as much as possible.
  8. Other supplements that boost the immune system like vitamin C and mushrooms are also beneficial.
  9. Stress reduction: this really should be first on the list because if you don’t get control over your stress then it’s an uphill battle!
  10. Sleep! Yes, you still need lots of sleep so if you are tired… sleep. Don’t keep pushing thru it otherwise it will take even longer to get over this.

I always start with one or two and then build on from there if the person doesn’t feel like they are turning the corner in 3 weeks. There are lots of other supplements and techniques that can be useful so if you have chronic EBV keep looking and trying combinations of different products. Once you come out of a flare it is very important that the first signs of a new flare you hit it hard with whatever regimen worked for you before. Some people need to be on a maintenance of some type of supplements to help decrease the number of flares.

When people get mono or reactivated mono they don’t feel good so keep that in mind when you know of someone dealing with this. When you get this as an adult we seem to be hit even harder.

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FAQs

Can herpes cause extreme fatigue? ›

The first time a herpes infection develops; some of the symptoms may affect your whole body. You may run a fever and feel tired and run down. Later you may notice tender lymph nodes and a generally ill feeling. You may notice a tingling, itching or soreness, or a swelling in your outer genitals.

Does herpes affect your physical health? ›

During the first outbreak (called primary herpes), you may experience flu-like symptoms. These include body aches, fever, and headache. Many people who have a herpes infection will have outbreaks of sores and symptoms from time to time. Symptoms are usually less severe than the primary outbreak.

Does herpes cause your immune system to weaken? ›

CMV can also cause severe developmental disorders in children whose mothers are infected during pregnancy. Herpesviruses owe their successful spread to their complexity, which has enabled them to effectively slow down the human immune system in several different ways.

Why do I feel so tired all the time? ›

Many possible factors cause chronic fatigue, such as underlying medical conditions, nutrient deficiencies, sleep disturbances, caffeine intake, and chronic stress. If you're experiencing unexplained fatigue, it's important to talk with your doctor to find the cause.

Does Valtrex help chronic fatigue syndrome? ›

A Martin Lerner studied the efficacy of higher doses of Valtrex on ME/CFS and concluded that it increased physical functioning, improved heart functioning, and decreased Epstein-Barr virus antibody levels.

Does herpes mess with your brain? ›

Herpes meningoencephalitis is an infection of the brain and brain covering (meninges) caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is a medical emergency that requires treatment right away.

What other health problems can herpes cause? ›

Complications associated with genital herpes may include:
  • Other sexually transmitted infections. Having genital sores increases your risk of transmitting or contracting other sexually transmitted infections, including AIDS.
  • Newborn infection. ...
  • Bladder problems. ...
  • Meningitis. ...
  • Rectal inflammation (proctitis).
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What does herpes do to the brain? ›

Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). Common symptoms include headaches, fevers, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and/or general weakness.

Are there any benefits to having herpes? ›

The herpes family of viruses can have a surprising upside--it can protect against the bubonic plague and other bacterial contagions, at least in mice.

Is herpes considered an autoimmune disease? ›

It is not known to cause an autoimmune disease. Thus, it would be tough to say that your GI symptoms and the herpes are related. Nevertheless, it sounds like you have GI symptoms that need medical attention soon.

Does herpes make you more susceptible to illness? ›

In fact, says Dr. Clyde Crumpacker of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, one of a legion of researchers currently battling these stubborn organisms, the five herpes viruses that infect human beings are now believed to cause more illness than any other group of viruses.

What are 3 types of fatigue? ›

There are three types of fatigue: transient, cumulative, and circadian: Transient fatigue is acute fatigue brought on by extreme sleep restriction or extended hours awake within 1 or 2 days.

When should you worry about fatigue? ›

Call for an appointment with your doctor if your fatigue has persisted for two or more weeks despite making an effort to rest, reduce stress, choose a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids.

What does Covid fatigue feel like? ›

This could include brain fog, muscle aches or headaches alongside increased fatigue. Clinicians may call these “post exertional symptoms”. They are not in themselves dangerous but can affect your quality of life.

Can herpes make you lightheaded? ›

Other symptoms may also develop, including headache, nausea, dizziness and painful ulcers—sometimes confused with canker sores—fever, and sore throat. Primary HSV infection in adolescents frequently manifests as severe pharyngitis with lesions developing on the cheek and gums.

Can recurrent herpes cause flu-like symptoms? ›

If your genital herpes is caused by HSV-2, you might also have flu-like symptoms, such as: swollen glands in your pelvic area, throat, and under your arms. fever. chills.

Do you get flu symptoms with every herpes outbreak? ›

Most people do not experience the whole body symptoms of fever and aches with recurrent (repeat) outbreaks. Area-specific symptoms such as itching, tingling skin or sores are the most common symptoms.

Is leg pain a symptom of herpes? ›

Recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes are common, and many patients who recognize recurrences have prodromal symptoms, either localized genital pain, or tingling or shooting pains in the legs, hips or buttocks, which occur hours to days before the eruption of herpetic lesions.

I've had herpes for 4 years now and I can tell you all categorically that it DOES cause feelings of depression, mood swings and extreme tiredness.. The depression and mood swings are nothing to do with feeling low or unhappy because I've got herpes.. There is simply not enough research on this...but it is fact.. Herpes does cause significant mood changes, depression (NOT IN ANY WAY LINKED TO FEELING SAD ABOUT HAVING HERPES...as I'm over it!). OBs never cause pain but very infrequently have resulted in a distinctive tingling feeling (nothing like it from anything else).. The exhaustion might feel to some like depression but, at least in my case, I know it isn't since I also have depression and they're distinctly different.. It's not until I'm well on the way to feeling wiped out that I realize I'm having an OB.. I hope having this info helps anyone who experiences OBs the way I do.. I agree ^ Every time I get a breakout I get tired and depressed and I'm not ruminating about having Herpes.. I wish I had the answer I'm suffering the same as you.i think the herpesvirus has mutated and poisoning our blood which then poisons your whole body.To me it feels like every week or two I have 3days where it feels like I'm withdrawing off my pain management medication and the anxiety in my body is seriously unbearable and I'm not able to take that feeling away even when I take lerazapam.please someone help let me know if you the same or have any idea. Sometimes feel the herpes is just waiting for my normal health to give out and then rampage all over!. Making people feel like there is something wrong with them because they have depression and fatigue at an outbreak sucks.. It is quite common for bewly diagnosed people to feel low, this should pass in time,there is a lot of emoyional turmoil attached to Herpes and some tend to give it more power over them than they should,once ypu have come to terms with the condition and accpeted it it is much better to live happily with it rather than trying o fight against it,it's not the end of the world try to see it as only a skin condition that just happens to be contagious from time to time,don't let it take over your life,it shouldn't cause too much trouble it is really more of an annoying inconvenience than anything else,however if you are having a lot of recurrent outbreaks it might be an idea to try Suppressive Therapy to lessen the outbreaks which in turn may help to lift your mood ......

And while this is a normal, and likely common, cause of feeling tired, if you’re consistently waking up feeling fatigued, even after a full night of sleep - it might mean that something else is to blame.. Iron deficiency anemia Underactive thyroid Celiac disease Diabetes Sleep apnea Chronic fatigue syndrome. While the exact underlying cause isn’t known, it is more common in those with type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, or who have a family history of celiac disease.. If your tiredness isn’t caused by something obvious such as a lack of sleep and you don’t suspect an underlying condition such as diabetes or an underactive thyroid, it’s sometimes worth looking at what you’re eating and what nutrients you may be lacking.. If you’re deficient in iron (as mentioned above), vitamin B12 (often seen in those following a plant-based diet), or vitamin D (which is very common worldwide), tiredness and consistent fatigue can occur.. You can check in on your vitamin levels from the comfort of home with LetsGetChecked’s range of at-home vitamin and mineral tests which test for some of the most common vitamin deficiencies.

More and more research is finding that chronic fatigue syndrome may be the result of a hidden infection overworking your immune system and robbing you of your energy.. So it’s no surprise that there is a connection between chronic stimulation of the immune system and chronic fatigue syndrome.. This overreaction and overstimulation of the immune system require copious amounts of energy and resources, resulting in fatigue, brain fog, and other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.. This overabundance of histamine in the body can contribute to many of the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.. But regardless of what chronic hidden infection you may be harboring, the foundation of treatment is making lifestyle changes that support your immune system’s ability to fight off underlying infection while minimizing overall inflammation.. In order to address an underlying chronic infection, your body will need your immune system firing on all cylinders.. Minimize stress : Chronic stress stimulates the immune system and triggers the release of histamine and other stress hormones.

An unusual level of fatigue, along with other symptoms, can be an early symptom of HIV.. Fatigue is among the early symptoms of HIV that can appear within the first 2–4 weeks after a person has contracted the virus, along with other flu-like symptoms, such as:. It is essential that people with HIV treat and combat their stress, which might help alleviate some of the symptoms of fatigue.. HIV has links to various psychological issues, such as depression and anxiety, which can also contribute to fatigue.. Some underlying conditions that can contribute to fatigue include:. Possible HIV-related opportunistic infections include:. The best treatment for HIV-related fatigue is usually taking antiretroviral medications.. Some possible treatments for fatigue include:. The condition can cause fatigue because of its impact on the immune system, which can lead to anemia, stress, and other psychological conditions.. People can improve their energy levels and combat fatigue by taking antiretroviral therapy for HIV and treating the underlying causes of fatigue, which may include mental health support.

Herpes is one of the most common diseases in the world – over 4 billion people under the age of 50 live with one form or another of the virus.. The Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) – the sexually transmitted kind, known as Genital Herpes – affects over 10% of people in the 15-49 years age range.. Let’s look in more detail at the side effects of herpes, how you can manage the condition and how it might affect your lifestyle.. After an initial outbreak, herpes will stay in your system. for the rest of your life, and carriers will have occasional outbreaks of. tingling, cold sores and blisters around the mouth, genitals, near the eyes and. other sensitive areas.. Common symptoms and side effects of herpes are described below.. The first outbreak of herpes is normally the most severe and. often happens within 2-12 days of becoming infected.. Before the blisters themselves. appear, you may notice a tingling or burning sensation around the mouth, your. genitals, anus or eyes.. You might also notice a burning. sensation when you go to pee – this is most common among women with HSV-2.. The friction of sexual. intercourse can irritate the skin and bring on herpes symptoms.. In. these instances you may also have a herpes outbreak.. If you notice tingling or burning, there are. some things you can do to reduce the intensity and duration of the outbreak.. If you have genital herpes, your. options include:

It can take as little as a few days and up to a week after a person has been exposed before any herpes symptoms appear.. Although there is a lot more active virus when there are sores, asymptomatic shedding is probably how most people get herpes.. What’s more, only one out of four people who tests positive for genital herpes actually knows that they have the virus.. or that their partner had never had any ulcers, ever.. A person with genital ulcers should see his or her doctor.. Genital herpes outbreaks are treated with antiviral medications.. Once someone has had a test that confirms either type of genital herpes, future partners can have a blood test which tells them if they already have been exposed to the same strain of virus.. If the person tests negative, the partner with the infection would be advised to take antiviral therapy daily, in order to help prevent infecting his or her partner.. The person has had herpes with symptoms.. The person has the herpes virus and may shed virus from time to time in genital fluids.. The only way to know if a person is shedding the virus is with daily tests.. when i noticed this changes i contacted this Great Dr and i told him about it, he told me to go to the hospital and do some check up if the virus is still there, i actually went to the hospital on Friday to do some test on my blood and after 3 days the result came out that i was completely free from HERPES, still many people will not believe this, but it did really works.. Rarely do I read an article in any reputable health publication (including Harvard) which addresses the subject of effective, long-term solutions or cures.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS is severe fatigue that lasts for six months or more.. Even during resting periods, it may not treat a person diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.. Complicated fatigue may need further medical specialists to prevent fatigue from becoming chronic.. If you are experiencing severe symptoms that qualify under an immune system disorder, visit your medical specialist as soon as you can to prevent chronic fatigue.. Particularly, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome share symptoms of mood changes, mental exhaustion, and sleep.

Not everyone has symptoms, but oral herpes can cause cold sores or blisters around the mouth.. The most obvious signs of genital herpes caused by HSV-2 are groups of blisters (lesions).. It can also be transmitted if you touch your mouth sores and then your genitals.. You can have herpes and not know it.. You may not always be able to tell when you’re having a herpes outbreak.. If you have HSV-2, you might have four or five outbreaks a year .. If you have any symptoms of herpes, see a healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Several studies have found that patients complaining of chronic fatigue have lab markers consistent with active pathogen activity and infection.. Biotoxins are not a problem for most people.. They have a particular set of HLA-DR genes that cause defects in antigen presentation.. I believe this is likely one of the most significant—yet least often explored—causes of fatigue and other chronic health problems.. Primary mitochondrial dysfunction results from mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which are inherited from mothers.. Since mitochondria are responsible for cellular energy production, fatigue is a hallmark of mitochondrial disease.. For example, one study showed that infection with a parasite called Giardia lamblia is associated with an increased risk of chronic fatigue that persists for at least 5 years after the infection has been treated.. (If you’re interested in learning more about this training, check out this page .)

Learn the triggers of both genital herpes and cold sores from HSV-1 or HSV-2.. ( 2 ) Other studies seem to suggest the same:. Before a full outbreak occurs, many people go through prodromal herpes symptoms , or the signs that an outbreak is about to start.. Not only should you get plenty of sleep, but make sure to allow yourself relaxation time.. For more about lysine and arginine, you can get our complete food charts here.. Practice Mindfulness The stress studies we went over earlier suggest that not just any stress, but long-term stress, coping problems, or neuroticism could exacerbate and trigger herpes outbreaks.

Herpes infections are caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 .. Herpes can cause skin sores, however, when the viruses become active.. Each of the two herpes viruses can affect the areas that are typically associated with the other virus.. The herpes viruses spread when they come in contact with broken skin or with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus.. While herpes is most contagious when open sores known as ulcers are open or oozing, it can also be spread when sores are not present and when the skin is intact due to what's known as asymptomatic shedding.. Women who have vaginal HSV-2 infections can also transmit the virus to their babies during vaginal delivery.. Certain triggers can cause the herpes virus to reactivate.. HIV: HIV infection specifically causes decreased immunity to viruses, and herpes virus infections may be more severe if you have HIV infection .. IgA deficiency: While any immune deficiency can predispose you to recurrent sores or to a more severe bout of HSV infection, IgA deficiency is the immune deficiency most often associated with HSV.. Herpes is a particularly common virus, and there is an especially high risk of exposure associated with certain activities, including:. Sharing items: The HSV-1 virus can be transmitted by sharing items such as cups, toothbrushes, and even towels that have recently been exposed to the virus.. Prolonged skin-to-skin contact: Herpes gladiatorum, a type of infection caused by HSV-1, is characterized by sores on the face, head, and neck.

Viral infections can range from the common cold to HIV and hepatitis.. What I am speaking about are chronic viral infections.. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) /Human Herpes Virus (HHV)-3 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)/ HHV- 4 Cytomegalovirus (CMV)/HHV-5 Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV-6). In fact, a small-scale study (1) published in the medical journal PLoS One explored the link between antibodies against Epstein-Barr and chronic fatigue syndrome.. Another 2015 Polish study (2) looked at the ability of EBV to “hide” in the thyroid and, once reactivated, stimulate the immune system to attack the thyroid, triggering autoimmune thyroid problems or Hashimoto’s disease, which is another common cause of fatigue.. A stressful time in your life, leaky gut syndrome, candida overgrowth, adrenal fatigue, or Lyme disease can all be the perfect time for the sleeping, latent viral infection to rise up, reactivate, and wreak havoc throughout your body.. The virus is also implicated in Lyme disease.. A Clinical Infectious Diseases study (12) found CMV triggering GBS although the other herpes viruses have also been implicated.. Support methylation with activated B vitamins and foods rich in B vitamins such as green leafy vegetables, onions, garlic, and grass-fed beef and liver.. A 2016 study found (16) that vitamin D was able to bring down Epstein-Barr antibodies in patients with the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.. A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found (18) an increase in symptoms of fatigue and depression coinciding with an increase in bacterial endotoxins found in leaky gut syndrome.. Calm stress and sleep better. Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology saw this adaptogenic herb increased (25) helpful immune cells.. An exciting study published in Medical Science Monitor found (27) that higher levels of vitamin C produced lower levels of EBV in people with mono and chronic fatigue syndrome.

However, it was not until the Pridgen antiviral Fibromyalgia study put the spotlight on the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that it has shown up in a big way.. One of the distinguishing attributes of this virus is that it stays with the host for life by residing in the nerve ganglia, which are nerve clusters within the body that act as conduits between the central nervous system and the various functional components of our body: organs, glands, skin, blood vessels, and muscles.. Like This Blog?Make Sure You Don't Miss Another One!. Cold sores are just a more common manifestation of a herpes simplex virus infection; many other possibilities exist. Once you see evidence of a herpes simplex virus in the skin, it’s taken up permanent residence in the nerves associated with that area.. If herpes simplex comes out of hiding, travels down a nerve pathway, and reactivates in the mouth area, it produces canker sores.. Dr. Pridgen believes herpes simplex virus infections are causing gut and other symptoms in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and irritable bowel syndrome.

How to Heal Epstein Barr Virus EBV, Mono & Chronic Fatigue Naturally | Functional Medicine Treatment. The most common cause of infectious mononucleosis is the Epstein-Barr virus , but other viruses, such as the cytomegalovirus , can also cause it.. Extreme fatigue is a common occurrence in mono infections as well as among other conditions caused by EBV.. , chronic fatigue is one of the symptoms of this condition could you tell us a little more about your son?. Glandular fever is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus .. This means that you will always carry the virus in your cells, though it is unlikely to be reactivated unless your immune system functioning is compromised.. There have been some studies suggesting various genes that may be inherited and increase the risk of developing chronic fatigue syndrome.. You can return to work, college or school as soon as you feel well enough.. In other words, if youve ever been infected with a herpesvirus like EBV, youll carry it with you for life, however, the virus can reactivate if immune system functions become depressed.. The concentrated leaf resin of Larrea has shown high amount of antioxidant and anti-viral activity.. Vitamin C Strengthens the immune system and flushes EBV toxins from the liver.

If you are still unable to sleep after making changes to your sleep environment, consult a doctor to rule out a sleep disorder .. If you eat foods that cause spikes in your blood sugar , as soon as those sugar levels drop, you feel fatigued.. Low blood sugar (blood glucose) means you may not have enough fuel for energy, also causing fatigue.. When you work nights or rotate shifts, your body doesn't know when to be awake and when to sleep, which causes fatigue.. Strategies include good sleep habits (limit caffeine, keep your bedroom dark and quiet), relaxation techniques, light exercise, pacing yourself, and eating a balanced diet.

Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections can affect different organ systems in the body, including some that play a role in energy production.. A natural form of thyroid medication is Armour or NP thyroid, which is thyroid glandular and includes T3 and T4.. The adrenal glands produce the hormone cortisol, which is the stress response hormone.. Restoring adrenal function starts by managing stress better.. Likely the most common – and often overlooked – cause of fatigue in chronic tick-borne infections is mitochondrial dysfunction.. Dangers to cells come in the form of chemical, physical, and/or infectious causes that threaten or kill cells.. If the cell danger response persists for an extended period, the entire body’s metabolic state becomes compromised, including multiple organ systems and the gut microbiome.. There can be multiple causes of fatigue associated with Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy , including diabetes, chemo-induced neuropathy , hereditary disorders, inflammatory infections, auto-immune diseases, protein abnormalities, exposure to toxic chemicals , poor nutrition, kidney failure, chronic alcoholism, and certain medications. Viruses such as herpes simplex, varicella-zoster virus , which causes chickenpox and shingles, and Epstein-Barr virus damage sensory nerves and cause intense episodes of shooting pain .. Complications of peripheral neuropathy If the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy is not treated, you may be at risk of developing potentially serious complications, such as a foot ulcer that becomes infected.. Experts say that pain in nerves is the first sign of having some problem in the nervous system which can further lead to several potential symptoms and health complications.. Millions of people are living with the herpes virus that causes genital herpes.. Viruses like herpes simplex, HIV, the varicella-zoster virus and West Nile virus can attack nerve tissues which can then lead to neuropathic symptoms.. In general, people with immune disorders experience the herpes simplex virus more severely than others, with more obvious and persistent symptoms as well as potential complications with internal organs.. There are two main types of herpes simplex virus type 1, which is mainly associated with facial infections and type 2, which is mainly genital, although there is considerable overlap.. Both type 1 and type 2 herpes simplex viruses reside in a latent state in the nerves that supply sensation to the skin.. With each episode of herpes simplex, the virus grows down the nerves and out into the skin or mucous membranes where it multiplies, causing the clinical lesion.. Some of the more common herpes viruses include:. It can cause genital herpes in some cases This type usually spreads through saliva when you kiss someone with open herpes sores.

According to a report on News14.com, Dr. David Johnson, who specializes in managing pain, came up with the idea to test his fibromyalgia patients for 17 common viruses.. Dr. Johnson is hoping treating the viruses with antiviral medications will help fibromyalgia patients with some of the common symptoms associated with the disease such as chronic fatigue, aches, and chills.. He says some of his patients are responding well to the treatment.. However, it was not until the Pridgen antiviral Fibromyalgia study put the spotlight on the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that it has shown up in a big way.. The virus can become dormant and hide from the immune system in nerve cells, then reactivate and travel within nerves.

SONIA ANCOLI-ISRAEL, DIRECTOR, SLEEP DISORDERS CLINIC, SAN DIEGO VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO, AUTHOR, "ALL I WANT IS A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP": There are definitely two parts to that.. The second part is that both the public and physicians have become better educated about sleep, about sleep problems, and about the need for sleep.. ANCOLI-ISRAEL: The most common sleep disorder that most clinics see, and this has been true for about 10 years now, is a disorder called "sleep-disordered breathing" or sleep apnea.. You point out that a lot of people who are losing sleep because of sleep apnea figure well, I should take some sleeping pills to help me sleep, but that could be very dangerous, actually.. Dateline: Terry Gross, Philadelphia. Guest: Sonia Ancoli-Israel. High: Sonia Ancoli-Israel specializes in sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia and sleep disturbances in the elderly.

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