Eczema, Herpes, connection?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JaciBart, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    As a child (I am 41) I had eczema, it was severe, I took pennicillin for a long time, developed an immunity to it. I also had water on the knee at least once, I got herpes in a *&#$^% rape two & ahalf yrs ago, now I just came down with fibro & more than likely lupus. Anyone else?

    Also, are there any of us who do NOT have herpes???

    Jaci
  2. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    As a child (I am 41) I had eczema, it was severe, I took pennicillin for a long time, developed an immunity to it. I also had water on the knee at least once, I got herpes in a *&#$^% rape two & ahalf yrs ago, now I just came down with fibro & more than likely lupus. Anyone else?

    Also, are there any of us who do NOT have herpes???

    Jaci
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I am allergic to penicillin now, I took a lot of it years ago for infected throat, ears, then pneumonia.

    I do NOT have herpes or Lupus. Just Fibro and Arthritis.

    I have never had eczema either.

    I am so sorry as to what happened to you, that is such a terrible shame.

    If I can be of any help, please let me know.

    Shalom, Shirl









  4. Lanie

    Lanie New Member

    how horrible for you.

    I have never had eczema and I do not have any form of herpes, don't even get cold sores. I know a similar topic was brought up about mono. A lot of people with this DD have had Mono at some point in their lives. I have never had Mono either.

    Lanie
  5. kredca4

    kredca4 New Member

    at least with the Herpes, I'm not sure how long I have had it, but it was Years before a Doctor dx me.
    I have Flares and Breakouts at the same time, I asked a Doctor about this, and she said that can happen, Stress can make either one worse.

    Sorry you got this condition and How you got it.
    Been there and that's all I'llsay on this board about that subject. (it's still a Bad Memory for me).

    Anyway, your not alone and I have posted this question before and got no replys. so either noone else has this or don't want to say so.

    Have you been to a Herpes message board? I found a lot of support at 2 of them, I quit posting tho, to hard to keep track of my Posts, lol.

    I have some website's that I like, if you want them, let me know and I'll post them for you.

    Sincerely,
    kredca4
  6. roro

    roro New Member

    I just posted about this in my post "i think i figured it out..."
    I will re-post it here:

    I think I figured out what I have, and what is causing my symptoms.
    I know that I have hepatitis C, but it is in remission, my liver functions are normal, my biopsies were perfect, my cryglobulins are negative. So the hepatitis specialist says it cant be the hepatitis making me so sick.
    I was just diagnosed with adrenal-hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. My doctor sent me to a neurologist for orthostatic hypotension. the neurologist said I have autonomic neuropathy. The symptoms of this are adrenal-hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction, orthostatic hypotension, cold body temperature (without thyroid abnormalities), intolerance to hot or cold, bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, I am sure there are more, but I have all of these, and the neurologist is pretty sure it is my autonomic nervous system.
    Anyway, I did a search on autonomic neuropathy with hepatitis C, and hepC can cause it, but only when the hepC is very active, cryoglobulins high. So this is a possibility, but unlikely.
    I did another search with autonomic neuropathy and herpes, and WHOA!!! Came up with a bunch of stuff. it seems that in a normal healthy person, herpes just causes the sores, they are bothersome, but not a big health risk. In an immunocomprimised person, herpes can be a serious disease, and can cause transient autonomic neuropathy, and myalgia, which I have. that is why it comes and goes. Sometimes I feel great, other times I feel terrible. I beleive I am immunocomprimised because of having hepatitic C, lyme disease, and who knows what else I have had, possibly mono.
    My doctor wants me to do a round of IV vitamin C. I would have to go 3 times a week for a month. I may try it.

    There is also something called HHV, human herpes virus, which 90% of the population DOES have. It is not the same as HSV-II (herpes simplex virus II) which is the genital herpes that people diagnosed with "herpes" are referring to. HHV is also different from HSV-I, which is like the genital herpes, but it is oral, the cold sores people often get on their mouth. HHV, human herpes virus, is thought to cause no symptoms at all in the normal healthy person. But in some people it can cause them to be very sick. Some researchers think HHV is the cause for CFS. So even if you dont have HSV, HHV might be making you sick, and with 90% of the population having been exposed to it by the age of 3, everyone probably has it. Now who knows why soem people are affected and some are not. Maybe its just viral overload, or maybe some have a predisposition to it.
  7. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    Yes, I have been on the herpes sites, I found them helpful, I have a pretty healthy respect for viruses these days.

    Jaci