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Comment from: Dixie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I was so tired, rather exhausted that I could not get out of bed. I really thought my fibromyalgia was flaring up. I slept all day and night and still felt just as exhausted the next day. The doctor did a monospot test and it was positive. I also had an ultrasound which showed my spleen was somewhat enlarged. I am to be out of work for about a month. It takes all of my energy to get up and shower. I am trying to "hang in there" but this sickness is kicking my butt"! I think this is a relapse from when I was sick in December. The doctor thought it was the flu even though it didn't show up as the flu. I felt just like this. I got really stressed and overtired in January and I think it just jumped back on me but worse this time!

Comment from: shocked2010, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

Christmas day of 09, I woke up ill with a severe sore throat, fever and what I thought was flu type symptoms. I went to the doctors the next day and was diagnosed with strep throat. Immediately I was put on an antibiotic for 10 days. I started to feel better however about a week later my throat and neck began to hurt. I thought it was the strep coming back and made another doctors appointment two weeks later. They ran some test and told me I had mono. I never would have thought I could get something like this. It is very painful for me and I am tired all the time.

Comment from: vivule, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 16

Before I was diagnosed with mono, I had fatigue, headaches for a short period of time and rash(itch).

Comment from: Becky, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 24

My fever started in June and has not gone away. I have no energy and try to stay out of bed just to keep myself going. Have no appetite and have lost pounds. I am 72. Doc said it is Mono.

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