Let's talk about a virus today. It's called Epstein-Barr Virus, or EBV for short. It's the virus that causes mono (mononucleosis), ya know, the so-called "kissing disease?" This virus is usually self-limiting (you can rid yourself of the symptoms quickly or experience no symptoms at all) but it honestly all depends on your immune system. If your immune system is deficient, this virus likes to create some problems, which include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Sore throat
- Neck tenderness
- Body aches
- Sometimes headache, rash, fever...
These symptoms mimic the flu and either way the underlying cause is your immune system needs a boost. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired there are tests that can be done to determine your immune system function and if this virus is currently active or re-activated.