What happens is the latent infections that a healthy persons immune system is able to keep under control are let out of the bag a little by a somewhat weak immune system. This elicits the inflammatory immune response. When certain immune responses are not able to get the job done the way they are supposed to, the body will try to compensate by up regulating other forms of immune response. Too much of this leads to a weak, slow overworked immune system that slowly loses more and more control. The body was not built to be able to handle sustained immune response/inflammation. That is how the many negative feedback loops involved in the condition of cfs are brought about. The underlying cause of not healing can be, and usually is, many things. You just have to dig these out one by one and override and/or fix and get the body back to a state of somewhat normal function. If the body is inflamed for too long it cannot utilize nutrients properly, it cannot produce energy properly, its hormones become unbalanced, the immune system system (even with proper numbers) becomes weak and slow, sympathetic dominance (which greatly exaggerates mental conditions) becomes the norm, as well as many other things. The body becomes stuck in this state. Sometimes a wicked bug causes this to happen, or a chemical toxicity problem, sometimes a genetic enzyme deficiency causes the body to slip into this state more easily, or their body cant handle the super toxic immunizations that are being doled out like their some kind of great thing for humanity etc etc etc. The first problem over time causes many more. This is a very simplified look at it but many people just dont understand it this way. Which is why they dont heal. It takes an ultimate holistic approach to come back from that state. And the smart person does whatever it takes. I am not opposed to using anything that helps that wont hurt overall progress or have major side effects. Some people have the viewpoint that because modern medicine contributed to or caused their affliction that an all natural approach is the only way to go. But they might also benefit greatly from a rx antiviral that takes enough of load off their immune system to bring it back online when used in conjunction with the rest of the treatment they need. That alone can be the difference in some cases. I mentioned Dr. Conley’s book to you before and am doing so again.
You also sound as if some of the knowledge in the Yasko camp could be of benefit to you. Look up undermethylation. Anyone who is suffering from inflammation, fatigue, hypoglycemia and ocd together should have their eye on their methylation cycle. Dont rule this one out until you have read alot about it and run quite a few tests. Its very complicated and confusing. Get help from the peeople on Yasko’s message board as they have a pretty good handle on it.
In situations like this the mental symptoms both cause and are caused by the physical maladies simultaneously and you have to treat both to get a good response from the other. This page covers the topic quite well, its a favorite of mine