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Lupus and ebv

I was diagnosed with lupus a few months ago. Starting having lots of dizziness, lightheaded, and blood pressure dropping. Went in for follow up and they did blood work to find out I have ebv. I want to know does having ebv with lupus lower my life expectancy?

  1. Hi, ! I'm sorry you're dealing with EBV and Lupus. I know it's not easy to juggle more than one health condition, so I hope you're doing okay, overall. Generally, people with Lupus live an average lifespan and Lupus does not shorten their lifespans. There are rare circumstances where this is not the case. People with EBV can often live a normal life span as well (with exceptions, including cases of severe Chronic EBV). You can read a bit about the connection between Lupus and EBV here -- https://lupus.net/clinical/epstein-barr-virus. I would definitely discuss this issue with your doctor, if you haven't already done so. A specialist will be able to give you a more definitive answer, taking into account your overall health and health history. But, generally, like many health conditions, if EBV and Lupus are well monitored and managed, one can expect to have a normal lifespan.


    Best, Erin, Lupus.net Team member.

    1. Yes it's just an Unfortunate thing that we have to deal with. For the rest of our lives .

      1. , I am so glad you chimed in here. Do you have any tips or tricks for managing both Lupus and EBV?


        Best, Erin, Lupus.net Team Member.

    2. I Love coloring in thoughts Adult coloring books.
      Then I then I pray and read the Bible. I haven't recently when I should be and I do a lot of sleeping LOL.

      1. Oh and cleaning

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