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Hi. I am 6 weeks in with mono. I am 52 years old and not sure if this is my first time around or if it is a recurrence. Mine started where I was feeling off. Had a racing heart beat for two days. Went to the hospital and was put on a beta blocker but my heart looked fine. Had a mostly normal day or two and then started feeling really bad. I didn't have any "normal" mono symptoms so I thought it might be a sinus infection. Did Teladoc and got antibiotics but wasn't getting any better so went to urgent care. Got stronger antibiotics. Didn't help. My symptoms were low grade fever, fatigue, I had some throat tenderness but was also dealing with allergies. Back pain, anxiety, sleep disturbance, digestive issues and loss of appetite. I have lost over 10 pounds so far. I went and finally saw my practitioner 2 weeks ago. He did some tests....my liver is enlarged and the blood test came back positive for mono. I have good days and bad days. Mostly meh days. Some days I am having to force myself to eat because I am scared to lose too much weight. My anxiety is through the roof to the point I think I need psychiatric help. I feel like this is going to kill me. Most nights I am lucky to get 5 hours of sleep and all I do is lay in bed other than get up and do about 20 minutes or so of straightening up my house. Has anyone had a similar experience? I feel like I am never going to get well.
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