Chronic Epstein-Barr

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What is chronic Epstein-Barr?

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes virus family and one of the most common human viruses. EBV causes infectious mononucleosis. If symptoms persist beyond a few months it is frequently called chronic EBV infection.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic Epstein-Barr

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chronic Epstein-Barr

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) chronic Epstein-Barr (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
chronic Epstein-Barr (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) chronic Epstein-Barr (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
chronic Epstein-Barr (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)

Data from patients with chronic Epstein-Barr, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic Epstein-Barr

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog fatigue 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (3) chronic Epstein-Barr (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
chronic Epstein-Barr (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sinus tachycardia
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3) chronic Epstein-Barr (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sedation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems brain fog 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic Epstein-Barr (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
chronic Epstein-Barr (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic Epstein-Barr, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic Epstein-Barr on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 19
30s 63
40s 120
50s 117
60s 66
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 52
20-29 years 57
30-39 years 47
40-49 years 49
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 270
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from chronic Epstein-Barr patients who have completed their condition history
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