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/.
Probably not. Probably not, but may not even mean that you have active disease. See knowledgeable physician.
Is there any pathology to what causes chronic fatigue syndrome if standard blood test show normal? Has anyone had any positive clinical experience?
Chronic Fatigue. Syndrome is a collectioon of signs & symptoms that can be caused by a number of different issues, such as: adrenal/thryoid imbalances, infections with viruses, lyme, mycoplasma and others, and several more. The DX of chronic fatigue syndrome is usually made after ruling out all the other possibilities. Read more...
Pain & sleep. 39 yo male w. "CFS" absent pathological findings queries cause. IMO, fibromyalgia & CFS indistinguishable. Males w. chronic fatigue & malaise oft have underlying chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder causing restless & non-restorative sleep, which leads to daytime fatigue, malaise, & cloudy mental process. REM sleep disorders have been shown in these patients. Osteopathic consultation advised. Read more...