Dr. Trish Murray - Functional Medicine

Understanding Chronic Fatigue with Laura D’Itri

December 18, 2018

Here is a list of tests and supplements that Laura recommends when dealing with Chronic Fatigue and one of the number one root causes: Epstein-Barr Virus.

Epstein-Barr Antibody tests:

  • EBV EA (early antigen) IgG

Labcorp test codes for the above tests:

  • 216655 (EBV Antibody Panel)

Quest test codes for the above tests:

  • 6421 (EBV Antibody Panel)
  • 15447 (“early antigen” marker which isn’t included in the antibody)

Anti-Viral herbs/products for Epstein-Barr:

  • Lysine: 4000 -6000mg/day
  • Licorice root with glycyrrhizin or licorice tea: 2 bags per day: Do not take if you have high blood pressure.
  • Cats claw: up to 3000mg/day
  • Monolaurin: up to 5000mg/day
    Selenium: 800mcg/day for 2 weeks. Caution If taking long term. Do not take 800mcg per day for more than 2 weeks.
  • NAC: 2000-3000mg/day
  • Barlean’s Olive leaf extract: 2-4 Tbsp. per day
  • EBH6 by Byron White: 20 drops 2x/day

"I usually concentrate on using 3 or 4 of these products at a time. All of these products need to be built up very slowly in the system, so they don’t cause a detox or “die-off” reaction. Make sure you’re working with a practitioner that can monitor symptoms, as some of these products can build up int system.

Another important note for Epstein-Barr is to make sure you’re methylating properly so particularly if you have the MTHFR gene making sure you’re getting adequate B12 and B9."

Laura D’Itri MSOM Lac | Functional Medicine Practitioner
Website: www.lauraditri.com