I too am very glad to have found this community! I have had symptoms of chronic fatigue for quite some time now, including loss of voice. My doctor ran blood test last week, and after going in today to go over the results, she said that I test positive for Epstein Barr virus and that because my symptoms have lasted for over 4 months now, she wants to test me again in a month and if my symptoms continue, then she will consider this to be CFS. I felt just like you, notlazy, in that I have been so tired of years and months of being afraid to discuss my symptoms to doctors because whenever I have mentioned that I am a full-time doctoral student, they/ve always just shrugged it off as just stress. While I do think that stress has played a significant role in my problem, I have been feeling so much worse for quite a while now. I was just so glad to finally get a real diagnosis and not hear "oh, you're fine, just get some rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy, balanced diet".View Thread
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