43 year old healthy male before this all started in Aug 2016. Had mild colds/URIs May, June, July 2016. No biggie. Had another one in August 2016. This time I noticed a strange tightness/weakness in both thighs and severe muscle fatiguability after walking mere yards. This literally happened over a weekend. I have not been normal sense and have had all the work ups. The only abnormality found after blood draws, MRIs, EMGs, NCSs, etc. were elevated EBV titers (all 3). My IM and rheumatologist diagnosed me with a post viral syndrome. My neuro is not so sure but every test he conducts is normal. I think he just wants to find an answer for me, but I suspect he believes it's viral related too. He is sending me to a neuromuscular specialist in the spring.
Anyway, 6 months of this and I am only nominally better. Gone is the insane muscle twitching (now it's merely moderate to mild) and painful muscles (mostly in upper legs - calves are fine), but I still have a lot of trouble walking due to weakness/fatiguability. Before this I could dunk on a 9 foot b-ball goal...now I have trouble getting to the mail box before the muscle fatigue makes me stop. Some days are better than others...and I try to ride a bike...but I am so discouraged. I mourn all the things I used to do. I lament the fact this affects my wife. We have kids on the way, and I am terrified that I won't be physically up to it (triplets!).
Everybody keeps telling me: just wait it out....it can take a year or more. Sometime 2. I've read almost everything on the message boards. I guess this post is more about venting...after a while it gets old talking about it with family. I just want this to go away or at least get to a barely noticeable level. Thank you in advance for any tips or words of encouragement. Some days I can "deal"; others not so much.