The virus can lie dormant for a lifetime or cause endless issues. Why is it an issue for some and not others? Who knows? Poor health and diet can be contributors, but it is very obvious when there is stress, trauma or an incident of an extreme health situation.
How it manifests can be different in different bodies, but the effects are real. When you don't know what is going on it can cause fear and misdiagnoses which add to the problem.
Often EBV presents itself with extreme weakness, muscle aches, fatigue along with a handful of other possibilities. It can clear and reappear also without notice.
For those detoxing metals, it can be part of what feels like a cycle, striking when you become especially worn out, overextended, highly stressed or when the detox process presents contamination in the bloodstream. When it strikes, the fear, stress and depression that follow serve to intensify the problems.
For others it might be the trauma of surgery, an accident or a major illness. This could be a good explanation for Covid Long-Hauling.
There are excellent ways to care for yourself once you recognize EBV symptoms. Research them all and see what works for you. Every body is different, but all can learn to live with the ongoing cycles if they understand them.
That means getting to know your body and working with it in partnership...not finding the right pill.