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EBV in 13 yr old

Posted by
Shanna [2247.376] on August 22, 2004 at 21:27:54:

Just had blood work done on my 13 yr old again because of his chronic fatigue, swollen lymph nodes (antibiotics did not work), and he is easily out of breath.(I am trying to get the drs to perform a biopsy, but continue to get the watch and wait scenerio) Most of the blood work was in the normal range, except for low MCV, MCH, elevated RDW and his WBC count was higher than his previous tests in May, but within normal range. His mono spot was negative, but his EBV titers came back positive. Of course Dr. said to get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids, it will run it's course.
I have been reading the archives on EBV, but have a couple of questions.
Can anyone suggest a relaxation regime for a 13 yr old? I know I have to somehow boost his immunity and have been trying to get him to get more excercise (kinda hard when he is so tired all the time), changing his diet, but not sure how to teach him to do stress relaxation. He does enjoy his video games, but really gets into them, so not sure if that would count.
Any words of wisdom on relaxation or diet would be really appreciated. We return to the Dr.s on Sept. 4th, but until then, I need to do something to help him.
Thanks for your time.



Re: EBV in 13 yr old

Posted by ANN [1003.516] on August 22, 2004 at 22:13:44:

In Reply to: EBV in 13 yr old posted by Shanna [2247.376] on August 22, 2004 at 21:27:54:

some people get fatigued from eating grains and sugars, so you might experiment with cutting down on those for a couple of weeks.
Relaxation for a teen?- maybe humor- funny movies, stand up comic tapes, animorph books. Does he like fishing or hiking?- relaxation is kind of perceptual-ask him what relaxes him.

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Re: EBV in 13 yr old

Posted by Naya [120.14] on August 22, 2004 at 22:21:57:

In Reply to: EBV in 13 yr old posted by Shanna [2247.376] on August 22, 2004 at 21:27:54:

Hi! Wouldn't video games hype him up instead of relaxing him? they can really get your adrenalin going and wear down your adrenals, I would think. How about reading?

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Re: EBV in 13 yr old ("teenagers" & SR)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on August 23, 2004 at 08:21:54:

In Reply to: EBV in 13 yr old posted by Shanna [2247.376] on August 22, 2004 at 21:27:54:

Hi, Shanna.

13 year olds are at that age where they think they already know everything and so are among the least likely people to learn anything new. Actually 11-14 is the least likely age for anyone to learn SR. It is possible that you might get him to learn the skill by introducing him to biofeedback via some of the innovative programs now available for video game venues.

Serious wellness would resolve his symptoms within a few months if you could get him to do it. When the day comes when his symptoms bother him enough that he is willing to take responsibility for resolving them, he will start getting better.

Oh, the grey hairs of the parents of teenagers :o(.

Walt

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Re: EBV in 13 yr old

Posted by Lisa [1181.1391] on September 03, 2004 at 16:36:18:

In Reply to: EBV in 13 yr old posted by Shanna [2247.376] on August 22, 2004 at 21:27:54:

My 10 year old got EBV when he was 4. How can you make a child relax and
eat right? It's virtually impossible. I do have to limit his time on the computer
and gameboy. Have you ever looked a computer screen for 6 hours - it can
totally zap your energy and mind. Also, don't give him antibiotics - they are
absolutely worthless for EBV or any other virus. Antibioticcs are only good for
bacterial infections like strep or something like that.

Someone recommended this supplement to me, and it seems to work.
Whenever he starts to get "low" I give it to him and it helps. I had to order it
on-line.

UltraVir-X by Biotics Research Lab



Re: EBV in 13 yr old (SIGH!) Archive in pediatrics.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on September 04, 2004 at 09:50:15:

In Reply to: Re: EBV in 13 yr old posted by Lisa [1181.1391] on September 03, 2004 at 16:36:18:

Lisa,

So sorry that you have not learned that parents are the bosses especially about what kids eat and that the age of 4-10 are the most receptive to learning SR. Plenty of books out there about both.

Walt

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