I often think I have the worse disease possible.
3 months ago, I was in the process of switching jobs when I caught a bug from my boys. It's parvovirus B19. I immediately thought I had kidney failure, liver failure, and the rash scared me and I thought it was Steven Johnsons.
I then felt fatigued and read online about people that got chronic fatigue from parvovirus or post viral stuff.
I stopped sleeping most nights, panic attacks occasionally, crying, terrified that is my life.
Currently, I sleep maybe 4-5 hours, maybe a couple of 8 hour nights, worry all day, read about this all day. I've talked to 5 doctors, 3 ID docs. I tell them about my symptoms they say fatigue can last months.
I'm not sure if this is the virus or me. I can't tell. My wife and boys caught this bug, it's common. Most people have had it.
Mind started by reading bad cases online and one woman's blog about chronic parvo. In the past, I've convinced myself that I've had other diseases like ALS, MS, cancer, HIV,
I'm very tired, mouth feels dry at times, I feel like I'm constantly wearing a helmet, band around my head, eye pressure or pain, burning eye lids, can't focus.
. I'm starting a new job in 3 weeks. I'm a professional with tons of stress and responsibility. I'm afraid of being disabled. My family needs me.
my labs were positive for parvovirus, pcr/Igm/IgG. So I did catch the bug. Oddly my ebv labs showed high EA IgG too. Maybe reactivation or cross reaction.
at this point, I just don't know what's real or if this is just all anxiety. I get terrible health anxiety during times of transition. Last week, I thought I had a dvt too.