Valcyte and Valtrex Return Alan to Work

Valcyte and Valtrex Return Alan to Work

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Provided to Health Rising
Resource Type
Patient Story
Name
Alan
Diagnosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Disease Course Over Time
Alan began experiencing drastic but temporary bouts of fatigue in his late 20's. He remained active and engaged in skiing, tennis, softball for next 20-25 years. At age 53, however, he experienced sudden and lasting fatigue. At 58 his exhaustion became much worse. Lerner prescribed valcyte for 2 years and then valtrex,
Type of Onset
gradual non-flu like
Functionality at it's Worst
Mostly homebound
Antiviral or Immune Modulators That Made a Difference for You
Valcyte
Other Treatments That Made a Big Difference
Valtrex
Present State of Health
Leads near normal life but cannot exercise vigorously
Practitioner Associated With Recovery
Dr. Martin Lerner
Suggested Resources
Dr. Martin Lerner
Words of Advice
I’ve learned I still need to be very careful about my activity level, job stress and make sure I get enough sleep (good sleep is precious).
Alan has to be careful about activity and must keep his heart rate low. He does not ski or run anymore but is able to work full-time
Author
Cort
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Yes, it´d be helpful to have a little more detail about symptoms and any side-effects endured along the way with Valcyte/Valtrex. Also, why did Lerner switch from one to the other?
It's helpful to know that an anti-viral helped Alan and that it took a year or more on the med.

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