Thursday, March 02, 2006

Cytomegalovirus and fibromyalgia

Been to hospital for follow up appointment for my baby after the removal of a lymph gland last December. She has been discharged and the Dr reckons it was due to a viral infection - Cytomegalovirus. Appears to be associated with fibromyalgia frequently going by the number of searches returned in Google for cytomegalovirus AND fibromyalgia but that is hardly a surprise if 50% of the population carry the virus. Good news though..

I am still waiting for an appointment with a neurologist - seems I am non-urgent so it may be anything up to 13 weeks before I see anyone...meanwhile I am still wiped out and get over tired so easily despite now sleeping much better.

Caught Sleeping: Study Captures Cytomegalovirus Dormant in Human Cells (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia News): "Cytomegalovirus, hidden in most people, begins to give up secrets of its stealth. Princeton scientists have taken an important step toward understanding this virus that infects and lies dormant in most people, but emerges as a serious illness in transplant patients, some newborns and other people with weakened immune systems - including those who suffer with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia. "

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