Multiple Sclerosis, Epstein-Barr Virus, and Simple Hope
Posted Jun 13 2009 12:38am
My mother is one of the smartest people you will ever meet, especially for her height. The mother has been saying for years she thought it was odd, the number of people with MS who also had glandular fever at an early age. I would look at those types of things and think, the experts must have thought of that, isn't that what they do? Apparently not the case, because I have been reading a lot of things that appear to be an epiphany for these researchers. They should have called, I would have given them the mothers number!
I asked a bunch of MS bloggers recently if any of them had mono at an early age, and most responded that they had had mono, but not until the late teen years. I had never even heard of the Epstein-Barr , in fact it sounds more like a comedy duo than a virus! A German group seems to think it is rather significant, but what does it mean to me? They are talking vaccines and cures, but I'm not going to hold my breath. It is going to make me mad if the mother turns out to be right, and nobody listened to her, including to me.
Is this one of those viruses that hangs in there, possibly for years, never quite going away, but rather giving off just a little bad mojo at a time, causing the MS symptoms? How is that for a reach? So, hear I am hoping that all of the answers, to all of my questions, sit in the hope that a strong antibiotic can kill it, and I move on! It's nice to have days with such clarity. Wouldn't that be cool if it were that easy? I know it's probably not the case, and I'm not overly confident that they will ever fix this for me. I have to admit though, it is really fun, and somewhat comforting to picture it in my mind that way.