You might have caught some of my posts (I posted all over the place) trying to find out what the problem is with my joints. I’ve been having a lot of joint pain. It doesn’t seem to be Lyme because once a joint is affected it stays affected. That is it doesn’t migrate. Anyway, I tried e-mailing Dr. Lerner to ask him if EBV or HHV 6 could cause joint problems. I know sometimes he will answer a simple question in an e-mail. His response was “EBV and HHV6 can cause joint pain. Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis need be considered.” I’d never heard of Babesiosis or Ehrlichiosis. But the little bit of research I’ve done it so far tells me that they are tick borne diseases (and I know I’ve had a tick bite as I had acute Lyme complete with rash, that was treated). I also learned that both of these can cause an increase in red blood cells and one, or maybe both, can cause anemia. I’ve had an increase in red blood cells for several months now and other blood work that indicates anemia. But when I was tested specifically for anemia, e.g., low B12 etc., I was found to have no anemia. So I’m going to see if I can get my doctor to test me for Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis. I’ll let you know what happens.