Well i never ever knew i had EBV. when i first got sick back in 2006 september I was signed off work.
I got know where the neurologist knew it was neurlogical but not what it was. although he always thought MS.
Anyway i decided to visit Breakspeare Clinic as Dr munro was an all rounder and they looked at lots of things including lymes etc.
I had 35 vials of blood taken over a course of 2 months and a lot were sent away.
She gave me a differential diagnosis of MS and a co infection of lymes.
BUT what she did say was you have a high factor >95 for EBV its not active and therefore it should be less then <5. I had EBV at some point. She said it was a puzzle that it was so high it really shouldnt be and showed something was going on to make it that way. I have the results i can copy them. Also there was another weird virus showing up too which was a common human virus i had never heard of.
So yes I did have EBV no idea when. Its one of those diseases mistaken for flu. Dr Munro was quite worried about the test results and wrote to my GP but well they did nothing about it.
ALSO years back i did a lot of research myself and found if you had an auto immune disease you could be prone to MS. I belonged to a group in the states, and I decided to conduct a study who had Endometriosis and developed MS? We had 250 women within a couple of weeks all had endo, and all had MS. I did google and found a little pocket of researches looking at endo and the incidences of MS, Lupus and RA.
Also they say more up in scotland in the highlands where the deer and the sheep roam. Is it a case of the TICK? Are more people prone to being bitten by ticks carrying lymes and could that also be a trigger.
I think its time more money was spent.
Even if there is the slightest link with EBV and developing MS then why not get a vaccination programme up and running.
I am not being funny i never knew i had EBV so how many people on this group have had EBV and yet never knew it.
Maybe the powers that be should be investigating that and doing some blood tests. I had it in black and white >95, at the time i was really poorly Dr Munro even said its no wonder your so poorly you are fighting something.
I am sure its been active since because every now and then i seem to suffer a hit of fatigue, and sore throats and my glands under my neck swells up.