Chronic fatigue syndrome--same as ebv?

Chronic fatigue. Although some people with cfs have have some antibodies suggesting recent ebv infection, most do not. There are probably multiple triggers for cfs.
EBV may progress. Ebv is not the cause of cfids/me, however, about 5% of active ebv mononucleosis cases progress to become cfids/me.
Many things. This is multifactorial and requires a csi like approach for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment should focus on adequate sleep patterns, hormone balance, treatment of chronic infections, rethinking nutrition and excercise.

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I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried

Not necessarily. I need more information; there are 4 different types of antibodies to ebv. Most indicate past rather than current infection. You are only contagious if the antivca igm antibodies are positive. Ebv infection causes acute mono & the virus remains in our bodies for years but ebv is generally not the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome & ebv tests don't diagnose it. See http://www.Endfatigue.Com/. Read more...
No. What you talking about probably igg level , this stay positive after infection. You may have past infection . You should see infectious disease physician. May need ebv pcr . Read more...

Is chronic fatigue syndrome caused by the epstein - barr virus?

It can be. Chronic ebv syndrome was characterized by chronic fatigue. However, there are several systems & chronic infections etc that can lead to the symptoms of chronic fatigue which frequently is accompanied by fibromyalgia & myfascial pain syndromes. Read more...

In the past I've had chicken pox & mono which both have the epstein barr virus what are the chances of having chronic fatigue syndrome?

Same as anyone. Almost everyone has ebv infection at some point in their lives. And chicken pox is caused by varicella virus, not ebv. So just because you have had both of these infections does not make you any more likely than anyone else in the general population to develop cfs. More likely you would have other predispositions to the illness. But the answer to your question is your risk is same as all people. Read more...

How can you treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many things! Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil. Read more...
Find & Rx cause. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. There are numerous internal & external stressors that can contribute to this syndrome. Find & rx. Read more...

Could chronic fatigue syndrome be caused by?

See below. Chronic fatigue syndrome can be brought on by multiple causes. The cdc has a nice page on it: http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/causes/index.Html. Hope that helps answer your question! Read more...

How can you diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are no specific tests for cfs. Tests are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue. Read more...

How does a person get chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details. The cause of cfs is unknown. It is a diagnosis of exclusion after all other medical causes of fatigue have been eliminated. If you have sleep issues, you may want to consider a sleep study. Have you had a workup to eliminate all other causes of fatigue? If not, do so. Read more...