What Are Symptoms of Mononucleosis and How To Prevent It?

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How can you get the Epstein-Barr virus, if you have not kissed, or drink after someone? I had it years ago and I know I did not get it by kissing, drinking or etc. I am 72 years old now and I have Fibromyalgia and have had it for 30 years. Do you think the Epstein-Barr virus could have caused the Fibro? I hurt so bad sometimes. I think I could have something else also.
Hello Fay, EBV can be spread by using objects, such as a toothbrush or drinking glass, that an infected person recently used. The virus probably survives on an object at least as long as the object remains moist. More than 90% of people get infected by EBV in their lives. EBV is now proved linked to a bunch of chronic diseases and cancers, but there's no reported evidence that EBV leading to Fibromyalgia. However, a lot of people with Fibromyalgia have symptoms of EBV infection, it's possibly because people with Fibromyalgia have weak immune so the virus can be reactivated. You may talk to your primary doctor how to manage the Fibro pain, also discuss how to improve the immune.
How can you get the Epstein-Barr virus, if you have not kissed, or drink after someone? I had it years ago and I know I did not get it by kissing, drinking or etc. I am 72 years old now and I have Fibromyalgia and have had it for 30 years. Do you think the Epstein-Barr virus could have caused the Fibro? I hurt so bad sometimes. I think I could have something else also.
Hello Fay, EBV can be spread by using objects, such as a toothbrush or drinking glass, that an infected person recently used. The virus probably survives on an object at least as long as the object remains moist. More than 90% of people get infected by EBV in their lives. EBV is now proved linked to a bunch of chronic diseases and cancers, but there's no reported evidence that EBV leading to Fibromyalgia. However, a lot of people with Fibromyalgia have symptoms of EBV infection, it's possibly because people with Fibromyalgia have weak immune so the virus can be reactivated. You may talk to your primary doctor how to manage the Fibro pain, also discuss how to improve the immune.
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