It’s really simple, a combination of Celebrex and Famcyclovir (Famvir). Usually start with basic doses, i.e. inn the amount the pharmacy sells, 250mg each p, once or twice a day
That's what I take, but not for ME/CFS reasons alone.
Celebrex: because I have OA.. I started taking it more than a decade ago after Vioxx was removed from the market... I passed from Vioxx to Bextra to Celebrex (all of these are COX-2 inhibitors... claims are made about Turmeric also being a COX-2 inhibitor) because it stopped chronic pain back then, later it wasn't enough without opiates. But after I became gluten free in my diet, the opiates weren't necessary anymore, and by then I'd had the OA diagnosis (which was 30 years overdue), so Celebrex stayed.
Valtrex is what I take, which if I remember correctly, is a weaker Famvir, and I go in cycles, the first cycle was 6 months, but my tolerance ran out at 4 months, so we cut back to 3 months on, and 2-3 months off based on how I'm feeling. It started when my immune reactions to common herpes type viruses was shown to be too high (such as, only one example, IgG multiple times higher than the upper limit for EBV, aka "mono"
). One of the medical coding standards (not sure if it's old or the new one) mentioned that treatment as a possible choice. But it's been a while since I looked at med coding, so, if interested, you might have to search that up.
Back to the OP posts 1 and 2... I underlined the lab results that led me to take Valtrex.
It might explain why I didn't become completely bedridden. I"ve always been grateful that my case isn't as bad as others. However my function was terrible (chairbound most days) until the gluten free aspect was added. I now leave the house on nearly every day, but recently I gave a short, 30 minute speech and the trip out, the setup, and the speech, then returning home... that was nearly too much and afterward I spent the rest of the day sleeping or half awake... it set off brain fog for a few days, but I was mobile. So I won't call it a panacea, but the improvement from chairbound to "able to give a 30 minute speech with only a minor crash" is huge.