I am run down as well. Now I haven't experienced all you have. I didn't even know I had ever had epstein barr to be able to have a flare up however in December I had to take Amoxicillin for what they though was a sinus infection but turned out was an abscess in my tooth. After a week of that dentist switched me to Clindamyacin. I've read that it's known that Amoxicillin can induce a flare up of ebv. Didn't think to test myself for ebv in December. Just though it was the abscess and antibiotics kicking my butt. But the fatigue and fever feeling (without really having much of a fever) and the bone/joint pain and the apathy and disconnected feelings were just too much. In late January I'd asked my endo to test for ebv and sure enough it came back positive. I'm doing as much research as I can. I will let you know what I find. There are other disorders one can acquire. I think though it's important to focus on eating habits, supplementation, juicing, hydration and rest. Please let us know if you learn anything new.
I've also read that people react well to Low Dose Naltrexone.
I thought I was getting better because I feel way better than I did in Dec into Jan (couldn't barely get out of bed in my free time, felt like I could die any minute). Now I feel like I"m functioning better but in saying that some days are awful, like today. I'm at work but I feel desperately like sleeping. I cannot wait to get home and rest.
I've read folks taking turmeric and b vitamins and some folks putting onion slices in their socks overnight to remove toxins, probiotics, bone broth, epsom salts for detoxifying, and a mix of lemon, ginger, turmeric and orange in an juice with skins.
I don't if anything I've said here helps you in anyway, but I do wish you relief. And me too.
All the best,
Thanks for your response. You've helped me by making me feel like I'm not alone although I'm sorry you are suffering too. It's interesting that you had a flare up after being on an antibiotic. I was on IV antibiotics about a year ago because of a nasty toe infection (I dropped a vase on it and it split open and became infected). I wonder if that started all of this. I'm so discouraged from being sick all the time! With spring coming I'm depressed because I wish I felt like getting out and doing things with my kids. I will try your tips on detoxification. I will do anything to feel better.
I hope you feel better too.