My neurologist admitted me to the hospital three seperate times for IV anti-viral meds as he believed the infection
/virus never went away, but settled in my central nervous system
. I was also on a lot of pain meds, and was told it would take a VERY long time to feel better. THey actually found viral loads in my spinal fluid of mono, varicella and herpes. I did leave that neuro, but have since been Dxd with lupus.