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Infectious Mononucleosis

Also known as Glandular Fever

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  • 13 months in and starting antiviral meds

    Hey guys.  So I'm almost 13 months in.  I met with a 5th doctor last week- a natural path that specializes in medial mysteries and IV vitamin therapy.   She thinks I do not have CFS but have a viral overload from the EBV virus that my body is just having a hard time getting …

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  • Fever with Mono Lasting Almost a Month?

    Hi everyone, I just got diagnosed with a relapse in mono last week, with my symptoms showing up at the end of July.  I didn’t think you could get mono again, so it was a shock to me that I have it again.  This time around my symptoms have been reoccurring fevers, body aches, and major …

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  • 4 Months and i have Fatigue / Swollen lymph nodes

    Hi Everyone, I had a swollen Lymph node near to my ear In June 2017 and i got an ultrasound done .I didn't have high fever so i didn't take it seriously.I started Antibiotics in July for the whole month but still i had Lymph nodes and extreme Fatigue. My monospot test came negative but my …

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  • Working with a new born

    Please help. My Acute symptoms did not start until early July. However I had a sore throat throughout June. I worked 12 hour days 55+ hours a week. In January I became a father. I was just diagnosed with Mono after pleading with my doc to do the test (Aug 8th). I have a couple of questions if you …

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  • Relapse blood work question.

    The people that had mono relapses, did you have blood work done? If so was your EBV VIRAL CAPSID AG (VCA) AB (IGM) positive? My EBV VIRAL CAPSID AG (VCA) AB (IGG) and EBV NUCLEAR AG (EBNA) AB (IGG) are higher now (July) and they were in January.  Since my IGM isn't …

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  • Swollen lymph nodes in neck and collar bone...freaked

    Hi, I am 20 years old and I have been having swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck and in my collar bone. I went to the ENT about a month ago to check on a lymph node that was about 3 cm long in below my jaw on the right side, and he sent me for an MRI of my neck. I had swollen lymph …

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  • Is it normal to keep having relapses

    Hi everyone,its 14 months since I first got gf and im on my 4 th relapse,the last one in March was very severe and put me in bed for 6 weeks,last few weeks I thought it might be gone at last but no its floored me again,i knew something was happening as I slept all day on and off last Sat and Sun, …

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  • Bruising and burning under eyes

    Hi, Anyone gets dark and purple circles under eyes? I get them along with other bruising on thighs almost always for 9 months now.  Today I had a sore feeling under eyes and when I looked myself into the mirror I saw that the skin was red and I could see blood under my skin and the burning …

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  • Child diabetic and mononucleosis

    My daughter is 14 years old and has just been diagnosed with mononucleosis.. She was kept in the hospital over night as they were running tests on her as she was sick too. Now that we are home I am really worried as she is struggling to breathe when she is asleep.. she has restricted breathing and …

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  • My GF experience

    Hi guys. My name is Mel. I just want to share my experience of glandular fever with you all and see if anyone has had a similar experience. My first episode of GF was back when I were about 19 years old. I am now 28. I remember being bed ridden for almost two months! It was horrible. But last year …

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  • Mono Rash .... round two.

    I posted about a month ago about a rash I was experiencing. Full body red, sore itchy glandular fever rash, that was NOT triggered by antibiotics. It started clearing about 3 weeks ago and has been completely gone for 2 weeks! No itch! I felt normal apart from the fatigue,  but I’d rather …

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  • Relapse

    Hi everyone how are you all?? Thought id post again as i feel abit fed up im now in month 5 had a good couple of weeks..... however over the last 10 days i seem to be getting some symptoms flaring back up so scared that this is all coming back & ill have to start from square 1 i think ive …

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  • Glandular fever Recurring symptoms

    Hi, I will try to be brief.... After feeling absolutely horrendous for a week, I was sent to the hospital for blood tests and was positively diagnosed with glandular fever on 14th April, the symptoms gradually got better over the course of 2 weeks until only the fatigue remained. It is now the 28 …

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  • Dealing with a relapse, can anyone relate?

    Hello everyone, haven't been the most active on here but read other people's updates almost daily. I started feeling ill last year in August, when we were in the middle of a heat wave and had wildfires polluting our air. I had been pushing really hard with my climbing hobby. I thought I had …

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  • My One Year Since Getting Mono Update

    Hello all! I wrote a post about a week ago but I had intended on doing one on this day for awhile now, so here goes. Spring and Summer 2017 I had been pushing hard. I rock climb, its my passion (I currently work at a gym doing instruction and other things.) It is a very demanding sport, but I love …

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  • Concerned about mono symptoms

    Hey Guys, I had a particularly nasty case of mono diagnosed in January. I was only 18 and my parents were overseas and I was home alone for a month for the first time. Symptoms started the day after they left. For weeks I had whole body rashes, fevers, weight loss, a swollen throat and severe …

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  • One year Anniversary of the Mono Invasion

    Hey all!  I thought today would be a good day to check in.  It's been one year to the day that I was driving and almost fainted in my car- which then started me on this long road ahead.   Some things I've experienced:  The first 3-4 months are by far the worse.   …

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  • My Mono story, is the worst still to come?

    Hi all,  Exactly 2 weeks I went to the doctor with a fever of 104 and severe chest pain when breathing and when he examined me found that I had swollen tonsils with white streaks and swollen glands in the neck. They were very good that they did a strep test that came back negative and a …

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  • 13 Months on

    Hello people another monthly update about this terrible condition. Im nearly fully okay touch wood, however the virus attacked my thyroid rendering it under active. Im now on 100mcg of levothyroxine which I had to get used to. Glandular fever doesn't discriminate, whether your fat thin rich …

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  • Newly diagnosed with EBV

    Hello all, I have been struggling with this since past 6-8 weeks. It all started with severe bloating followed by unexplained fatigue/tiredness. The bloating episode lasted for about 3 weeks and resolved on its own. After about 4 weeks I had a really good week and decided to go for a 25km hike ( …

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  • My experience and encouragement for others

    I know all experiences of GF are very different and so what might be the case for me might not be for you. However, a lot of people on here have suffered for years which can be extremely daunting as a new victim of the virus and I just want to throw some positive in there. I was diagnosed mid April …

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  • This is stupid

    Ive had problems for 27 months now. Its f*****g unfair. Everybodys whining about few months or a year of bad symptoms, (most of which were much milder than I had) like they cant go on anymore and are on their wits ends. I dont want to disregard anyones struggling, I know its hard, but its f*****g …

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  • Mental effects of mono

    Hi,  so I’ve been going through the effects of this horrible virus since early March. Weakness, off balance feeling and anxiety were my biggest symptoms. My energy is so much better now compared to last month but I’m really struggling mentally and it’s scaring me! I’ve always been someone who …

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  • High monocytes for months , is it normal?

    I was diagnosed with mono almost 5 months ago, my CBC showed monocytes were high at 12.000 at that time, I did a CBC this month and it stills high but at 6.000 . Can you guys tell me how was your monocytes during the months of mononucleosis ? Please I need help.

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  • Recurring glandular fever / possible chronic fatigue syndrome

    Hi everyone. I was wondering if there was anyone else who has had a similar experience as me  I was diagnosed with glandular fever aged 14 and spent around a month severely ill and pushed myself to get back to school/live a normal life again. Because I never allowed my body to recover, I spent …

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  • Glandular fever - is this normal

    Me again Had a completely unprovoked panic attack last week which has sent me on a major relapse. I am 4.5 months into this now and I think this is the worst I’ve felt. My body feels like low on energy it sort of feels like I’m not even in my body. I get random shortages of breath and just feel …

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  • Daily Headaches

    Just wanted to check if anyone suffers from daily headaches? I'm about 4 and a half months in of having glandular fever. I'm back at work now on a phased return a d socialising to some extent. My main symptons now is this constant pressure feeling in my head and as the day passes by it …

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  • Full body mono rash - help!

    Long post but PLEASE read. I need help. I’m on day 23 (TWENTY THREE) of my mono rash. I was  sick around the end of May/early June with what I thought was just a cold, sore throat (but, I was really sick - stiff neck, swollen glands, no voice) which was later confirmed to be glandular fever. …

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  • Ebv tonsillitis in toddler

    My 2.8 year old son has EBV ( mononucleosis)....He has a very swollen tonsils with some pus, difficulty breathing through his nose and unable to sleep, sleep apnea,fever, puffy eyes, not eating,all his lymph glands are swollen... He is struggling... Anyone with similar experience?? Please share …

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    Mono at 10 months, keeps getting worse

    Hello,  This past February I got VERY sick, continued going to the doctor throughout the spring until they finally tested for mono, which came back positive.  It started with post-nasal drip, sore throat, hoarse voice, glandular swelling and pain, fever, fatigue, constipation, blurry …

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  • Lymph nodes

    Hi, Sorry, me again!  So, I’m now in month 7 of GF but I’ve noticed I’ve got a lot more swollen lymph nodes in my neck then previously? Has anyone else had this? It’s starting to worry me how many lumps and bumps I can feel into my neck going into my collar bone area!  Thanks Kelly

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