By: Dr Alexa James
It is expected that 9 out of 10 adults were somewhere in their lives infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus causes no severe symptoms for most people. It is good that you actually didn’t know at the time, if you were infected with it at some point.
However, some people may experience the virus significantly more severe and have repeated symptoms for years. People with fibromyalgia are particularly vulnerable to the virus and it can explain some of the odd symptoms people often report.
The virus causing mononucleosis is Epstein-bar. You could use the nickname “mono” to better know this disease. It is also referred to as a “kissing illness,” because you can spread it one way to another. Even if Epstein-Barr (EBV) is not a household name, without your knowledge you’re probably infected. Many people are carrying the virus, but they’re not getting sick.
Research in the Neurology and Neuroscience Journal says that EBV is the potential cause of fibromyalgia.
EBV’s an awkward bug. It is most commonly known as mono, or ‘ kissing illness, ‘ as the cause of infectious mononucleosis.
- Heavy fatigue
- Muscular aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Light sensitivity
- Breath shortness
Mono recovery has long been known, and repetitions are characterized by extreme tiredness.
Abstract of Research:
“Fibromyalgia (FM) is marked by chronically wide-spread and mechanically pressured pain lasting for at least three months in at least 11 out of 18 points of tenderness. Unknown is the reason for fibromyalgia. Several hypotheses including’ central sensitization’ have been developed. This theory suggests that patients with fibromyalgia have a lower pain threshold because pain-sensitive neurons have increased reactivity in the spinal cord or brain. Some investigators assumed the pathophysiology of Fibromyalgia-associated symptoms could be involved in various Neuro-sender (serotonin, catecholamine). It has been proposed that FM be linked to various viral infections. Because of symptoms similitudes, Epstein Barr virus (EBV) has not yet been demonstrated. The association was considered as a possible cause of FM. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of IgM and IgG antibodies to EBV and the presence in the FM group of patients of viral infections. We also analyzed the association between the titer and various clinical symptoms of antiviral antibodies (serotonin, noradrenaline and adrenaline). The results show that high EBV IgG levels correlate with the intensity of pain and associated clinical symptoms in serums for FM patients. This is in line with the fact that FM is associated with the immune reaction of some infectious agents (e.g. EBV, CMV), “published in the Neurology and Neuroscience Journal.
A large percentage of FM patients are caused / causing by the Epstein Barr virus. As previously noted, although IgM antibodies are missing the presence of active infections correlate with a higher IgG antibody. In general, this infection is not an acute but an intracellular reactivation of the old disease; an increase in IgM antibodies is generally not seen when EBV is active.
Fatigue is also a common symptom of FM and viral infections. So it is not surprising to find evidence of infection with pathogens like EBV among these patients in both early studiation of FM and the associated syndrome of chronic fatigue.
One observation made by Moldofsky is the effect of acute viral infection on the development of FM pregnant sleep disorders. The capacity of the EBV encoded protein for early non-structural dysregulation and the instigation of clinical symptoms like fatigue have been discussed in recent publications.
Connection of Fibromyalgia with Infectious Mononucleosis
An acute Epstein-Barr virus infection is infected with infectious mononucleosis. This condition involves an increase in splenomegaly, widespread lymphadenopathy and hepatitis-associated white mononuclear blood cells. Kissing disease is also called glandular fever. In childhood Epstein Barr can cause infection that later leads to glandular fever. EBV contagion. EBV infection. It can be passed through the mucus and saliva from person to person during kissing, coughing and sneezing.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia associated with glandular fever
You will not waste your time, if you experience jaundice, discomfort, nausea, etc. Get your treatment done immediately. Your hips, shoulders and neck will achor every time you’re exhausted. You are going to lose appetite and have trouble sleeping.
Swelling and loss of appetite around your eyes must show signs. It is a symptom that your fibromyalgia flares up if your muscles are bad. Heart problems, depression, and anxiety are other evidence that glandular fever is associated with fibromyalgia.
After some bed, doctors are recommended to progressively return to normal daily life activities. Stay moisturized. Stay moisturized. After every two hours, drink water or juices to avoid dehydration. Avoid exercises such as jumping, running and swimming. Stay with aspirin since aspirin can result in rye syndrome. Gargle for sore throat every day. Every time you feel low close your eyes and breathe deeply. Slowly breathe in and exhale.
This will exhale all of your concerns, and you will soon have no pain. The consumption of sugar should be reduced as the lymphocyte activity can be reduced. For you, soup is best, but without preservatives. Have small foods in place of heavy foods. Zinc-and vitamin C fruit and vegetables work best for you.
Instead of sugar, raw sweet should be used. Stay away from the person with Glandular Fiber Fibromyalgia to protect yourself. Before using them again, useful vault should be washed. Better than cure is prevention. Medicines that are antiviral may also be used.
Other Diseases Caused by EBV
EBV is best known to cause mononucleosis, but can lead to other diseases less frequently, including:
- Infections of the ears and childhood diarrhea.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Some cancers, including Burkitt Lymphoma and Nose and Hore Cancers
- Study also show a link between EBV and MS but further research is needed to determine whether the virus can lead to MS.
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Research Reference: Reshkova V, Kalinova D, Milanov I. Evaluation of Antiviral Antibodies against Epstein-Barr Virus and Neurotransmitters in Patients with Fibromyalgia. J Neurol Neurosci. 2016, 6:3. doi: 10.21767/2171-6625.100035.