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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious, mysterious illness that during the past ten years has reached epidemic proportions. It has been variously referred to as chronic mononucleosis syndrome, chronic Epltein-Barr virus, and yuppie flu. What are its symptoms, what causes it, and what can be done about it?

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At this time no single causal agent has been incriminated, though it is speculated that a virus or group of viruses, such as the herpes family, is involved. This family includes the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the cytomegalovirus (CMV), the herpes simplex viruses (oral and genital), and the herpes virus type 6. These viruses can lie dormant inside body cells for years and then under certain conditions of immune dysfunction emerge and cause a variety of symptoms

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so when people get HSV2 can they have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also? Is it tested at the same time or is it a separate test? Are there any more symptoms other than just being tired?

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often the virus is causing the fatigue....it affects people in many ways. I have been chronically fatigued since diagnosed with this 1 1/2 years ago. I am always tired and low on energy and only since this happened has that been the case. Also, your mental health plays a part in feeling tired as well.....if you are depressed at all (due to herpes) or for any other reason it is common to feel lethargic and run down. So, you are not crazy to notice this correlation....as I said I have felt the same way since diagnosed. It is worse some periods of time than others but it is a general feeling i always have since then.

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i feel it too

Yeah i feel fatigue all the time.. i never thought it was related to herpes though. thanks good point. I also got a blood count and i am slightly anemic. So maybe thats why....Anyways

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I think maybe when you first get GH it may do that to you. I see where a lot of people on here haven't really had it all that long. After oh 10 yrs or so you will definitely know how your body reacts to it. No, i never get fatigued. Inspite of GH I am in the best physical health of my life. Also, as most know, about the first year is the worst. OB's just come one after another. Even without meds, your body will build up some immunity to it. It will get better...

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