Lysine for Treating Epstein Barr Virus, Cold Sores and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Epstein Barr Virus has been linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. Doctors have only started diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome recently. There are also different views on what causes it and how it is best treated.

Actor Michael Crawford Suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Michael Crawford Suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Michael Crawford Suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Source

The general thought is that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the result of an immune deficiency. People who have this illness may develop systemic acidity in their tissues. They may also develop liver problems. These problems make it hard for the body to get back to a normal state.

Battle With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome usually present with the following symptoms:

Weariness, weakness and tiredness

Nasal congestion

Mild muscle aches

Sciatica

Neuritis

Disorders of the nerves

Insomnia

Nervousness

Anxiety

Irritability

Leukemia cells that contain Epstein Barrvirus using a FA staining technique

Leukemia cells that contain Epstein Barrvirus using a FA staining technique
Leukemia cells that contain Epstein Barrvirus using a FA staining technique

Lysine for Epstein Barr Virus- What is Lysine?

Lysine has been shown to help some patients who have clinical symptoms which are related to the Epstein Barr Virus. L-Lysine is an amino acid. It is one of the building blocks of protein in the human body.

Twenty different amino acids are found within proteins. Proteins control almost all the processes that take place inside our cells.

What are the Benefits of Lysine for Epstein Barr?

People who take l-lysine for Epstein Barr usually experience an improvement in the symptoms associated with the virus.Talk to your doctor about taking l-lysine for chronic fatigue.

People who take l-lysine for relief from chronic fatigue report that they feel better during flare-ups. Apart from chronic fatigue, people with EBV also take it to prevent or decrease other health issues associated with Epstein Barr. Athletes take it to improve their performance and people who have cold sores take it orally to help those sores heal.



L-Lysine for Ebv Virus- Customer Reviews

"I always keep Lysine in the house and take it often to help prevent fever blisters/cold sores, aka herpes simplex virus. I used to get fever blisters all the time and could find nothing to really help until I discovered Lysine. Taking Lysine will prevent fever blisters, and they will shorten the life of fever blisters that you may already have. But it's not just for fever blisters. Lysine is thought to be good for bone and teeth health by preserving calcium in your body. It also thought to help improve well being and mental fatigue as well as boost your immune system."


Stanford's Dr. Jose Montoya on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Lysine and Epstein Barr- Does Proline Help?

Lysine is a popular nutritional supplement. Lysine is frequently taken in supplements along with zinc, proline or arginine. The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is a type of herpes virus and lysine has been shown to decrease the rate of recurrence of herpes attacks. Herpes patients who took lysine also healed faster when they had an attack.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a viral condition. Doctors may suggest that you take Lysine because the EBV is suspected to be the causative agent in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Proline is also recommended to help prevent shingles.

Proline is found in some supplements that combine l-lysine and proline. Some people with EBV have found that for them, l-lysine delivers better results on its own while others prefer the combination of proline and lysine. The Linus Pauling Institute recommends proline and lysine, along with vitamin C for improving heart health.

Echinacea is an herb that has antiviral properties and also stimulates the immune system. You may also benefit by taking echinacea along with lysine. Speak to your doctor about these supplements if you have been diagnosed with CFS.

Epstein Barr Professional Formulas for Ebv Virus

Professional Formulas for Ebv Virus- Customer Reviews

"I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1988 and have suffered with it on and off ever since. It started with a case of Mono which led to Spinal Meningitis due to a weakened immune system. I have used other drops by Professional Formulas under the direction of a Naturopath in the past and had good results, so when I came across these I was intrigued. The label reads: Homeopathic support for relieving symptoms of Epstein Barr and other chronic fatigue conditions. They are utterly amazing. They take away that awful, nagging fatigue and make me feel like myself again.

After feeling better, I have forgotten to take the drops and my symptoms have returned, so it's not a placebo."


How Much Lysine Do You Take with Epstein Barr?

How much l-lysine should you take with Epstein Barr? Research has shown that the following doses of lysine are safe:

1000 mg daily for a year

1000 mg 3 times a day for six months

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christina carol 12 months ago

People with ME/CFS do not get tired or Weariness. The main symptom is post exertional malaise which is nothing like conventional fatigue but a worsening of symptoms after mid exertion and a build up of lactic acid in the muscles. As for mild pain! I was in so much pain I could not turn over in bed and the only pain killer that helped was strong morphine drugs. I also had POTS which means I could not stand or sit up in bed without my blood pressure crashing and blacking out. This is not a mild illness!!


kamila williams 11 months ago

Lyme!!


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jtrader 8 months ago Author

Thanks for sharing your experience Christina. No, it is certainly not a mild illness.


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jtrader 8 months ago Author

@Kamila,

A significant number of people do have fatigue even after being given antibiotics for Lyme disease.

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