I'm an "old timer" with the EBV -- 15 years now. And, still have battles with it if I'm overly stressed. The first 5-6 years presented the worst episodes, causing 2 months in bed, lost work and fear for me. Then, years pass and I deal with severe exhaustion causing me to sleep 13-17 hours nightly, especially on weekends of course. And BIG weakness in my body. But, my main frustration now, as before, is the denial of doctors about this.....even today, Wed 3/1/00, my own doctor looked at me and said "you know, it won't do any good to give you a blood test" or...."it isn't associated with Chronic Fatigue syndrome like you think" or...."let's look at other possibilities for your problems" -- this has always been my biggest frustration with EBV. Why do we have to experience such negativity from doctors? If you have any input please bring it on. I'm very interested!!! Even after 15 years of this. Thanks.