As we have reported for the last five years, a small subset of CFS and fibromyalgia patients do respond well to antivirals. We have discussed elsewhere how to tell which patients are most likely to respond to antivirals.
This new study by Prof. Montoya supports his earlier study showing that a selected group of patients with CFS had significant improvement using prescription antivirals. The medication is quite expensive, so it is usually saved for those people whose health insurance cover it, may take four months to see the benefit, and occasionally does cause an initial flaring of symptoms.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.