Terri, I had my appointment with a new GP this week and we ran several tests, one of which was an MRI of my head and neck.
Much to my surprise, the neck image came back showing a herniated disc pressing against my spinal cord. The dr believes this is causing the muscle aches and joint pain throughout my body and probably some of the other symptoms I’m experiencing via the nerves.
I am now doubting my situation is herpes related and agree with your original assessment. Just wanted to relay my findings to you and say thanks again, RD