November 13, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am #600480
Anyone who has had this in the past? Can you tell me how to get over it quickly?November 13, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am #830481TheGoqParticipant
What is it?November 13, 2011 12:34 am at 12:34 am #830482chaimboruchMember
be careful and stay away from pregnant women, it is very dangerous for them, and can cause C”V very serious child defects.
otherwise sleep, and rest, its similar to Mono.November 13, 2011 1:21 am at 1:21 am #830483BSDMember
Eat light meals. It doesn’t get rid of it, but cmv and heavy meals is a bad combo and can make you feel even more lethargic. Vigorous exercise may help-sweat it out. Stress management. Stress breaks down the immune system and leaves you vulnerable to all kinds of things.November 13, 2011 4:03 am at 4:03 am #830484
I can’t eat. I feel nauscious. I know I have to stay away from pregnant women. Someone told me to stay off of all sugar and milchigs. Does anyone know anything about that?November 13, 2011 4:52 am at 4:52 am #830485TheGoqParticipant
Again i ask what is this?November 13, 2011 4:57 am at 4:57 am #830486am yisrael chaiParticipant
it’s a virus like the one that causes chickenpoxNovember 13, 2011 5:15 am at 5:15 am #830487just meParticipant
I’ve had mono. All you can do is wait it out. Take a multivitamin and when you do feel like eating, make sure you eat healthy things. Refua shelaima.November 13, 2011 5:42 am at 5:42 am #830488Abba bar AristotleParticipant
CMV is cito megala virus – i don’t the spelling – i have it – the majority of americans have it – when a carrier’s immune system is healthy, he has no problems. when my immune system is weak, then it can arrise and cause me a very difficult problem. if u have it, try to limit protein intake and keep strong. b’hatzlochoNovember 13, 2011 5:56 am at 5:56 am #830489MindOverChatterParticipant
a mamin: Dr. Sarno’s method works wonders. Hatzlacha.November 13, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #830490BSDMember
MindOverChatter- I thought that was only for aches and pains, not for lethargy. Do you know of anyone who was cured from CMV using Dr Sarno’s method?November 13, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #830491
Please fill us in on Dr. Sarnos method.November 14, 2011 1:15 am at 1:15 am #830492UnderstandMember
Had it bad years ago. Just have to rest and not push yourself too much. Eat healthy, (I had little or no appetite) and just pull thru it.November 14, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am #830493MindOverChatterParticipant
Do you know of anyone who was cured from CMV using Dr Sarno’s method?
I thought that was only for aches and pains, not for lethargy.
It even cures emotional illness like anxiety, etc.
Please fill us in on Dr. Sarnos method.
Google, or buy one of his books. The bottom line is to be convinced that it’s only from stress and to ignore the condition.
B’hatzlacha.November 14, 2011 4:13 am at 4:13 am #830494angel123Participant
I had a mono-like type of virus. I took thermotabs (they are salt pills) You can buy them at the pharmacy. They really helped get the fatigue out of my eyes and the stiffness out of my legs. I had much more strength to do simple things like taking a walk! I would also suggest going to your local vitamin store. I took a multi vitamin and b- complex It sped up my recovery and I had a lot more energy. I would also suggest to make yourself a goal everyday for example today I am going to do xyz. This really helps you feel good about yourself when you can accomplish small tasks. Hatzlacha and Refuah Shelaima.November 14, 2011 1:00 pm at 1:00 pm #830495Derech HaMelechMember
I actually know of one of my rebbbeim from back when I was in yeshivah who used Sarno’s to get over either CMV, mono, or CFS. I can’t remember which it was now.
But he was also really intelligent. He probably could have convinced himself he has a third arm…and used it.November 14, 2011 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #830496luv2hackMember
Please stay away from any woman!! CMV is most dangerous during the first couple of weeks of pregnancy.
My baby has microcephaly, hearing loss and developmental delays due to suspected CMV during early pregnancy.
Do not take this lightly!! Please stay away from any woman who may even have the slightest chance of being pregnant!November 14, 2011 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #830497
Thanks for all the suggestions. Yes I know to stay away from anyone child bearing years! I had a Vitamin B12 shot yesterday.Lethargic is not the word for it! What I once took for granted as a nice walk is now impossible. I pray this will pass soon.November 14, 2011 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #830498
A question : I probably was contagious before I even knew I had it? How long am I contagious for pregnant women?November 27, 2011 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #830499angel123Participant
How are you feeling?November 28, 2011 3:27 am at 3:27 am #830500
a mamin -“A question : I probably was contagious before I even knew I had it? How long am I contagious for pregnant women?”
From NYS DOH:
“How long can an infected person carry CMV?
CMV remains in the body throughout a lifetime. Infected people may occasionally shed the virus in urine or saliva. Several studies have found that from three to 11 percent of normal adults and up to 50 percent of healthy children shed the virus in either urine or saliva. The virus rapidly dies once outside the body.”
These diseases are one of those things that almost e/o has. You don’t have to stay away from anyone, but when you’re acutely ill -you don’t have to have close contact with women of child-bearing age.November 28, 2011 3:47 am at 3:47 am #830501
a mamin -“Lethargic is not the word for it!”
CMV is from the Herpes family. I found this under Shingles from the Doctor’s book of Home Remedies, which is chicken pox reactivated, also the Herpes family. Maybe it can help:
“Give yourself a boost. Both your immune system and your nerves will benefit from extra doses of vitamin C and vitamin B-complex, says dermatologist John G. McConahy, M.D., of New Castle, Pennsylvania. He advises his shingles patients to take 200 milligrams of vitamin C five or six times a day to build immune power and a vitamin B-complex supplement to regenerate and rebuild nerve cells. (Of course, don’t take this or any vitamin therapy without your doctor’s okay and supervision.)
Dr. McConahy also tells his patients to take a multivitamin tablet that contains zinc.
Try lysine. A number of studies show that the amino acid lysine can help inhibit the spread of the herpes virus. Not all studies on lysine point to that conclusion, however.”November 28, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #830502
Angel 123: Thank you for your concern. I am Baruch Hashem doing much better, though it will take a while to get this out of my system. I am still not back to myself.
Health: Thank you for your info. I am taking iron and B-12 shots. I really need to boost my immune system. I never heard that CMV has anything to do with the herpes virus? I did develop superficial phlebitis at the same time as this CMV, though the vascular Dr. said it has nothing to do with it? I am having much difficulty getting rid of this. I take an aspirin everyday, but it doesn’t seem to help? I also use hot compresses.November 28, 2011 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #830503
a mamin -“I am taking iron and B-12 shots. I really need to boost my immune system.”
You need a multivitamin which includes All B vitamins & Vit. C & Zinc. Garlic is also good. And of course Momma’s favorite -Chicken Soup!
“I never heard that CMV has anything to do with the herpes virus?”
Same family as Herpes, chicken pox, etc.
“I did develop superficial phlebitis at the same time as this CMV, though the vascular Dr. said it has nothing to do with it?”
Why would it???
“I am having much difficulty getting rid of this. I take an aspirin everyday, but it doesn’t seem to help? I also use hot compresses.”
Here is an article from Emedicine Health:
When to Seek Medical Care
Exams and Tests
Self-Care at Home
Synonyms and Keywords
Authors and Editors
Viewer Comments: Phlebitis – Effective Treatment
Viewer Comments: Phlebitis – Symptoms
Phlebitis (fle-BYE-tis) means inflammation of a vein. Thrombophlebitis is the term used when a blood clot in the vein causes the inflammation. Thrombophlebitis usually occurs in leg veins, but it may occur in an arm. The thrombus (clot) in the vein causes pain and irritation and may block blood flow in the veins. Phlebitis can occur in both the surface (superficial) or deep veins.
Phlebitis may occur spontaneously or as a complication of a medical procedure. Local trauma and injury to a vein also increase the risk of forming a blood clot. Some risk factors for deep venous thrombophlebitis include the following:
Deep vein thrombophlebitis
When to Seek Medical Care
Call your healthcare provider if you or a loved one has signs and symptoms of swelling, pain, and inflamed superficial veins on the arms or legs.
Deep vein thrombophlebitis requires immediate medical care. If the patient has any of these signs and symptoms, go to a hospital emergency department for evaluation:
Exams and Tests
The healthcare provider will examine the patient and ask questions about symptoms. Although blood tests do not help diagnose phlebitis, they may help with screening to prove that a blood clot is not present.
D-dimer is a chemical that is released by blood clots as they start to disintegrate. If this blood test is normal, then a blood clot is not present. Unfortunately, the test does not tell you the location where a blood clot might reside. For instance, it will be positive in people with a bruise or those who have undergone recent surgery.
Ultrasound can detect clots or blockage of blood flow, especially in larger, more proximal (upper leg) veins. A small hand-held instrument (probe) is pressed against the patient’s skin to help identify blood clots and the location of the obstruction. This is a non-invasive test which is relatively painless.
Self-Care at Home
Phlebitis in the superficial veins is rarely serious and usually responds to pain control, elevation, and warm compresses for one to two weeks.”November 28, 2011 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #830504
Thanks, I googled it and got the same info. Someone mentioned ( not a Dr.) that maybe you got this now because your immune system is low…?
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