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Hi guys, first time poster! I really like this forum
Quick backstory! Both my bosses at my job and I got sick in August 2018 with a mystery virus that was never identified. I was fatigued for 7 months and I'm sure I don't need to tell anyone here how traumatic that was.
Flash forward to August 2019, and I got EBV! (on the SAME DAY that I got sick last year). My case seems to be pretty mild compared to a lot of people on here, but I haven't been able to escape the fatigue and pains. I'm 2.5 months in now.
I completely agree with everyone here that the stress of having this illness perpetuates a lot of the symptoms, and the key to recovering faster is to try to be calm and patient. I feel like I'm a particularly challenging case because I got EBV while I was freshly traumatized from the previous illness. I've been waking up every morning in absolute crisis, knowing that my worst fear of "going back to the dark place (aka seemingly never-ending fatigue)" has been realized. Does anyone have any advice for me, or maybe some of those "you WILL get better!" comments that I see under other people's posts? I don't really have any emotional support IRL, as my friends and family seem...uncomfortable with my misery and just kind of keep their distance.
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