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Comment from: Abarrow1, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

I am 26 and I am currently on week four of mono with bronchitis. I never had a sore throat but, I also don't have tonsils. I have had fevers and chills, then extreme sweating and vomiting. This has all been going on about 4 weeks and while I was starting to actually have some good moments, I still feel very ill.

Comment from: Femmevixen, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I'm a 28 year old fit female, and this virus has done quite a number! It started with fatigue maybe five weeks ago. Especially after eating, I would feel fatigued all the time and I had a decreased appetite with nausea. The nausea went away, but when my menstrual cycle started last month the fatigue became extreme. All of a sudden I had join pain, leg stiffness, and tingling feelings in my legs and toes. I visited the doctor several times before they ran blood tests. When they took the blood I was so fatigued with back of the neck pain I almost threw up and fainted. Tests came back, all levels were normal in the body, but EBV was positive.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I went to the ENT specialist for severe sinusitis. He ran blood tests and told me I had active EBV and my neck glands swollen. That explained why I was getting fever and chills, aches and pains and feeling tired. He put me on bulk vitamins and vitamin B shots. That was about 6 weeks ago and I gradually recovered. Just last weekend I started getting what I thought was a cold. I had a sore throat, runny nose, sticky eyes, and a headache. Then I started feeling achy again. It's not as bad as last time but I hope it passes soon. I'm trying to take better care of myself.

Comment from: 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 03

I was diagnosed with mono about 10 months ago. It started with abdominal pains. I got an ultrasound, and had an enlarged spleen. They then tested me for mono, and I tested positive. Five months passed, and I still had these pains. Another blood test showed that I didn't have mono anymore, but I still have the pains. A month ago, I got a CT scan because I still had these pains. All the CT showed was that my spleen was still enlarged. I have no idea if it's my body still recovering from mono. Either way, these pains are really annoying. I constantly am reminded of the pains and they give me constant anxiety. I wish this upon no one.

Comment from: Amanda, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I am 30, and after three weeks of feeling down, I just found out I have mono. I was really tired and had headaches more than normal. I woke up one morning to my body being so swollen, it hurt to move. I went to the ER where they told me I had an allergic reaction to Macrobid, a medication I had been prescribed four days before for a UTI. Amazingly, the doctor told me that it wasn't his job to diagnose me and that it was his job to make sure I wasn't going to die that day. I went to see my doctor. I was sick as a dog, but it was no big deal to her. She was just going to send me home until I insisted that something be done. She tells me she is a physician, not God! Today I went to a new doctor and within 30 minutes, he told me I had mono. So far my symptoms have been swelling of my body, mainly my hands, fatigue, and headaches.

Comment from: Mamaof5, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 08

I just found out today that I have mono. I'm a 33 year old female. A few days ago I was cooking and out of nowhere I got a sore throat. The next day I still had it, it seemed worst, and then I started vomiting, quite a few times. I got hot flashes and then would be downright cold to the point of freezing. As the days went on I realized that my throat hurt unbearably and I have had strep throat quite a few times. I went to the doctor, they took a swab of my throat to check for strep, a substance came out that was bloody and pussy. I just knew it was strep, she took a blood test too and lo and behold it's mono. I feel depressed about it.

Comment from: 12315, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: April 18

I'm 15 and I have mono. My lymph glands are swollen and my throat is sore. My tonsils are all white and they hurt badly. I have a high fever and I can barely sleep. I hope this will be over soon. I'm taking medication for pain and resting and drinking a lot of water. I've also been drinking hot tea and eating chicken noodle soup. They both really soothe the pain.

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