The more I research this s__t condition the more i think its a brain injury, cause by a virus, bacteria etc etc, hit and run illness. Obviously some people have recovered from antivirals and antibiotics but many of us just seem to be going around in circles. Starting to think that symptom management is the best way to go, control pain and try to improve sleep, lots of antioxidants, pace yourself and wait/hope for the brain to heal. The last few weeks i have noticed improvement with lyrica and doxepin ie. less pain and better sleep, still up and down, more ups then downs though. Have just googled chickenpox and ebv brain injury and theres heaps of info on these conditions, they just dont mention cfs, but fatigue, pain, cognitive problems mmmmm sounds familiar. Maybe we should say we have post what it was we initially had. My new condition is post chickenpox/ebv complications(pcec), no such thing as CFS,LOL.