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So I live in the USA, so maybe the term might be different in other countries. So yesterday I woke up to a really sore throat, I didn't think much of it until I checked my mouth and found white stuff on my tonsils. I started to freak out. I brushed my teeth again and headed to the Urgent Care Facility. The doctor there was making me feel worse. I know he was just talking about the reality of things, but I wanted to burst out crying.
They tested for Strep and that came back negative, so then he said that most likely it's Infectious Mononucleosis. I had a friend who had this and it knocked her off her feet and out of school for about 3 months. I went to my doctors office about an hour later because I was freaking out. They did another test for Strep and it came back negative. So they took blood work to test for Mono. I should get the results tmr, but I'm freaking out. I've been crying nonstop, I've been having my panic attacks.
I'm afraid of having Mono. My entire family depends on me and I can't afford to be in bed for 3 months (or longer). I have bills i can't afford to miss work. Then I read on the internet about my spleen and liver swelling and that they could rupture with Mono.
Symptoms so far: Sore throat with white stuff on it. Swelling and soreness decreased a little. Ever since I read about the swelling of the liver and spleen I think I've been having pain but idk if that's from my anxiety or if it's real pain. Also I have gas because I've been eatting very little.
Had anyone had mono? How was it? How long did it last? Please tell me everything you could. I want to talk to my doctor, but the receptionist always give me a hard time.
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