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Epstein Barr Virus And RA

Epstein Barr Virus And RA

Has anyone heard the theory that Epstein Barr Virus may be to blame for RA? I had Mono as a teen and then a reactivation in my 20s. I have had tests since showing that I only have antibodies, not an active infection but from what I've read, it can hide in the organs and joints. I'm now 44. Just wondering what others' experience is with EBV. It's definitely the main cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but I haven't heard as much about the link with RA. Thank you.

A myRAteam Member said:

Many who test "negative" have IgG antibodies through the roof. Doctors say it's not significant, but they report all the symptoms - fatigue, pain, etc. I really think there is something to this connection. Some will think it silly, but the Medical Medium Anthony Williams has a lot to say about this. His theory makes sense to me based on my experience.

Cheryl123 - what vaccines? What do you mean they pushed it out?

edited, originally posted 5 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had Ebs.....a few years ago....it was so wierd...i felt fatigued all the time and eventually it went away.
my dr said it did have nothing to do with my ra.
but who know!

posted 3 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I too had Mono at 13 yrs old, I was very sick, I too have heard of that there may be a relationship

posted 2 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I never put the 2 together but I had Epstein Barr in my late teens and now RA 🤔 maybe you are on to something!

posted 3 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had epstein barr in my 30s they tested in 50s said I didnt test positive I now have RA this Feb/March once I got vaccines they think it pushed out then. who knows.

posted 5 days ago
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