Posted , 7 users are following.
A little backstory - mild symptoms started around mid-September into late October (which makes sense since apparently the incubation period of EBV is 6 weeks), but I started having defining symptoms that made me feel like death on November 5th, so I use that date as my anniversary.
I'm a little over 6 months in at this point. November and December were absolutely awful. I couldn't walk more than 10 steps without feeling extreme fatigue. I now have a newfound respect for that word - "fatigue". I had all the other classic symptoms of severe mono: feeling like you've been hit by a truck, severe body aches all over, fluctuating temp, vertigo, dizziness, nausea, feeling out of it like I'm observing from an alternate plane, etc.
For the first week of January, I somehow felt completely fine. At that point, I thought the virus was gone and I started enjoying life again. I had zero symptoms. Unfortunately, once that one week vacation was over, all my symptoms came back with about 80% severity from the initial onset. This stayed for the rest of January and all of February.
Starting March, I've been seeing some improvements. For the first 3 weeks or so, I would go through alternating weeks where I would feel mostly fine vs. mild fatigue and mild body aches (where it feels like the normal flu), I can't believe I'm so desensitized to pain and fatigue now. But yes, it was a zigzag pattern that showed improvement.
For the last week of March, up until today, the fatigue and body aches went away but they've been replaced with low-grade fevers. So now, I'll have an entire week or so of feeling completely fine, with a mini relapse of low-grade fevers and general malaise for the following week, and so on.
So yeah, I just wanted to share my experience. I'm still not out of the neck of woods yet but I AM seeing improvements. The low-grade fevers are a little annoying and worrisome because I haven't seen anyone else on google or forums post about having these low-grade fevers 6 months+ after onset. But I have a feeling it's due to the virus.
1 like, 10 replies