Wow that’s a lot of information to take in! I think I will have a good chat with my doctor about it all. He is currently in the process of deciding an appropriate specialist to send me to so hopefully some answers about causation will emerge out of that. I will also have a chat with him about antivirals.
The mind-body connection is more complex than many people think, and from my experience I know that you are absolutely correct that both need to be treated in order for either to really improve.
Thanks for your input, impossible!