Mononucleosis (mono) - Symptoms

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For infectious mononucleosis (mono), what were the symptoms and signs you experienced?
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Published: June 27

I initially got mononucleosis when I was 17 (that time period is a blur). I think I was out of class for at least a week or two, and slept a ton. I know I had to make up two classes over the summer. Fast forward 8 years later, I had a relapse of the mono. Stress from moving across country, new job, new life, and enjoying too many happy hours in the city really did me in. I remember getting lab results on 12/15, but being well enough to enjoy New Year’s Eve events two weeks later. Now I'm 34 years old. I'm a full time nursing student (career switcher), and was just diagnosed with yet another relapse of mono. I've been sick for 16 days, and last night my fever was 101.5. I put my gym membership on hold, and am pretty much on bed rest when I'm not in class or clinical. This is the absolute worst. I don't know if this round is so bad because I'm older, or if it is because I was also diagnosed with Lyme disease at the same time. I'm exhausted and getting really worried that this is going to go on and on for a very long time. My current symptoms are headache, fatigue, fever every night, night sweats, and lack of appetite..

Published: May 03

I am 38 years old, female, and was just diagnosed with mononucleosis, even though I have been feeling terrible for several months off and on. I feel nauseous, internal chills with no fever, night sweats, extreme pain in my hair follicles (so weird) and swollen lymph nodes behind ears. I also have sore throat, headaches and major fatigue to where it is extremely difficult to keep my eyes open. My husband is currently going through chemotherapy and I need to be the rock right now. We have two small children and I work full time. I cannot be this ill while my husband is too. I am panicked..