Hi all, I have taken a 7 day course of famvir about 4-5 weeks ago and felt somewhat better but not sure if its just my usual up after being down, a week after finishing the famvir i started to feel headachy and glands started to feel sore, i let it go for 24 hrs with no change so I started the famvir again, it stopped the glands from hurting and the headaches and brain fog has improved but towards the end of the course I am sleeping alot more then normal(excessively), Im usually the insomniac cfs type. Aches and pains havent improved on famvir. Anyway Im after some advise from people who have experience with antivirals if they would look at my experience of famvir as working against my cfs. my cfs started with ebv and chickenpox. I have had some positive effect from inosine(similar to immunovir) but nothing lasting. Also looking at another course of doxycycline which helped a couple of years ago, especially with aches and pains which is driving me nuts at the moment. Previous blood tests show i have elevated lymphocytes especially cd8, cd3&4. Had another test just after first famvir course which i will get results soon from doc on next appointment. Using the lymphocyte subset test as a guide to how well treatment works. I think my main problem is its hard to know what is helping and what isnt because this disease is so variable. One more thing, antivirals are expensive here in australia and wondering if anyone has had success with using antivirals in a pulsing dose like 2 days on and 2 days off, or 1 week out of every month etc which would make it cheaper, but is a waste of money if its not effective means of treatment. Any advise is appreciated.