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Infectious Mononucleosis

Also known as Glandular Fever

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  • Reactivating

    If I think my mono has reactivated from 8 months ago,  What do I ask the doctors to check for in my blood work. I know many of them think it's a one time deal only.' Thx!

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  • Acne/ spots?

    Hey guys, So I’ve been suffering from really bad spots and they just seem to be getting worse. People just tell me it’s from being run down from the GF which is probably true but have other people had this?  Honestly it’s so bad at the moment they keep coming and the others just don’t go it’s...

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  • Does anyone find that when they get sick, they REALLY get sick?

    Hi,  I was diagnosed w mono 8 months ago and I was acutely sick for two months. Since then when I get sick, for example right now I have a stomach thing and NOW I always get a fever with it. I used to never get fevers. And when I get sick, I just feel much more sick than I used to. Is this normal?

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  • How long will Swollen neck lymph nodes last???

    So I was diagnosed with mono about 1 month ago, I didn't have fevers or severe fatigue, I've had a bit of a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in my neck the whole time, I've also had some pain in my ribs and abdomen, but the is subsiding a bit. I am just curious of how long others sore...

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  • 18months in.....

    Hi all, im 18 months in and recovered loads by the year mark. I would say from January I'm nearly normal but these last two weeks have been a bit hard... Just feel breathless and exhausted sometimes...I know I do a lot and doing so much better this year, but it's hard sometimes when it's...

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  • Feeling better first days of cold

    Hello, Im 2 years into the illness and noticed a very strange thing happening. When I get cold, the first day or so I feel normal. I have the cold symptoms but I feel normal. After the cold the symptoms get worse for a while though. Have any one experienced this? I have read that lot of CFS sufferers...

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  • Glandular fever - when will this end?

    I was diagnosed beginning of April, after fallen ill at the start of March. Since April I have stopped playing football, going to the gym and even playing video games! I cut down my hours at work and have been resting as much as I can.  There’s times where I do feel slightly better but then get...

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  • Mono recovery story collection!!

    Hey everyone, Let's post some positive mono recovery stories so that they're all in one place to give people encouragement. I think there's a negative post bias that understandably happens where most people post when they're concerned, but not when they've recovered. This can give...

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  • Advice to guys going through this

    I just wanted to post this so, perhaps, somebody else won't repeat my mistakes. Being sick with mono was my first experience of being extremely sick and unable to do anything for almost a year(I'm 21). Knowing that we live in an era of internet porn, most of the guys, including me, watch it at...

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  • NECK pain glandular fever

    6 weeks in with glandular fever. Is this neck pain normal. Glands are now back down to normal. My neck pain has started up again tonight? Has anyone else got this symptom. It's making me really really anxious thinking is abnormal??? Xxx

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  • Just past a year!

    It has been just over a year since I would have caught and developed mono and I feel better than ever, feeling fit and healthy just in time for exams! Im still tired but I think its just because I wake up so early every day but I promise yall there is hope For so long id get so upset because i never...

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  • Worried about eyesight

    I have had funny eyesight for several months now. Im 8 months in to GF. Everything looks very vivid and highly contrasted and its really overwhelming me, think it may also be giving me headaches. Im going for an eye test next week but has anyone else experienced this?

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  • Red rash, itchy under armpit, neck and top of legs

    Hi all I was diagnosed with gf back in October 2016. I got back to a better state of health the following April last year. I have had a couple of relapses since but generally been okay. However, I have had a red patch on the top of my legs and groin area plus under my left arm pit and left side of my...

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  • Burning skin and list of symptoms

    Hope everyone is feeling well today.  Going into my fifth- sixth week of mono. This past week I’ve had a new symptom along with an on and off again body rash (on a steroid).  My skin particularly on my back and legs feels as if it’s sunburned. There is no rash in these areas but it feels like...

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  • 1 year anniversary of glandular fever. A story of this past year.

    Hello people as you know I post monthly updates on here and also see how others are coping with this horrific illness. So I thought as its almost one year ago 23/06/17, since I got it ill share my story in depth or try to anyway. So here goes on the evening of June 22nd 2017 I felt really ill I thought...

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  • Internal shaking

    Hi  I’m 7 months into having glandular fever and like everyone on here. It’s been full of ups and downs. I’ve found by changing my diet, no,gluten, diary and refined sugar has helped.  I’m also having acupuncture which has been amazing a real eye opening - it’s helped with achey joints and...

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  • Rheumotoide arthritis

    Well, latest update doctors have told me if my abdominal ultrasound is normal next week my doc is referring me to a rheumotologist my current symptoms are pain in top of back, constant chest pain (sharp pain during the night over last week) so scary!, sore neck burning feeling on left side of jaw ...

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  • Update/advice needed

    Hey guys, So im 10 months in and last two months i have gotten a bit better. Still struggling with fatigue and brain fog though its doing my head in. However not as bad as i thought, i got a B in my end of year spanish exam and considering ive done no work whatsoever for a year im quite shocked and...

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  • 8 month update

    Hey folks,  I’m here to provide an update because it’s always nice to read about recovery stories, especially when you think there’s no hope.  My defining symptoms started on Nov. 5th, 2017 although I started feeling funny as early as late September, which matches up with the 6 week incubation...

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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 EBV...

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  • Mono need help

    Hi so In June I woke up one morning feeling very weak. I thought I needed to eat something but when I ate breakfast I still felt weird. I ended up having my first panic attack. My entire summer was filled with ER visits for weakness, low energy, fatigue, dizziness, off balance feeling, and generally...

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  • Mono and Difficulty Sleeping

    Hey y'all, I'm coming up on month six over here. I think I'm getting better (hard to tell objectively, but it feels like it). I've been having a lot of trouble getting a normal amount of sleep for the past 2 months though. I either can't fall asleep until 2 or 3am, or I fall asleep...

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  • Mono and Jaundice?

    Has anyone experienced jaundice with mono? Some sites say it’s pretty common while others say it’s rare. Just wondering as I think my husband may have mono (going to the doctor Monday!) but his eyes are looking a bit yellowish in certain lights.

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  • Do I have mono?

    Hey everyone, I’ve had a rough ride for the past 3 months, I was recently diagnosed with a heart condition and Im only 21 but Im blessed to be living, now moving on to the actual question, the doctor did an ultrasound on my stomach as I had abdominal pain, especially on my left side for like a month,...

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  • Low-grade fever 7 weeks, is that normal?

    Hi everyone, I'm new here, just wondering if it's normal to be running a fever after seven weeks of mono? Anyone else experiencing low-grade fever for a long time? Thanks a lot, just worrying, and can't find info anywhere on the fever going on. Thanks

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  • Set back day....

    Me again. I had a couple of reasonably decent days. Then didn't sleep well last night. (Sleep seems to keep a lot of stuff at bay) I managed a small walk around the neighborhood this morning. Stayed out of bed for a few hours and went on a couple of small car rides with the hubby. (Sound like a puppy...

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  • Today I made some jam

    I am just over ten months into this glandular fever journey and today I made some jam, which I'm so proud of and is such a big achievement for me. In October 2017 I was three months into the virus and I decided I wanted to make some jam for my dad for Christmas. I asked my partner to buy the ingredients...

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  • Confused/cfs/mono

    Been to my docs and they are on about referring me to a rheumotologist?? Im so scared that it might be cfs?? And i will have this forever im a young woman with a family and it mills me to think this is the case? Has any one else been referred and what was your outcome?? They are putting it down to all...

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  • The end

    Ive had problems after mono for 25 months now. Still relapsing after just going to bed at 2 AM instead if 11pm. If it doesnt end till the Christmas, Im going to end it myself by suicide. Everyone here recovered by this amount of time. Im fed up with dealing with it and Ill finally make it stop. 

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  • Possible liver problem

    I have been ill for 10 months, most of my symptoms have gone apart from nausea, lack of appetite, abdominal pain and fatigue. I have been to the doctors about my stomach and prescibed omeprazole twice which reduces stomach acid ( this was meant for my inflammation to go down) however after this long...

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  • Rib/chest pain

    Hi has anyone experienced sore/swollen feeling on left side of body? Below breast? cant quite pin point the exact part of the body its coming from but thinking it might be ribs/stomach in that area? It seems to move about in that area thinks its slightly swollen but abit confused? The pain comes and...

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  • Chest Pain??

    Hello, I've been struggling with Glandular fever and posted quite a few thread on here before. I went to my GP on Wednesday with ongoing sore throat and swollen glands that didn't go away after two weeks. (Had it over Christmas).  The doctor gave me some antibiotics which I started straight...

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  • 7 month update

    Hi all, Just wanted to update. 7 months since I got mono? (Click my username for my full story lol, it was the most awful experience I have gone through). Today I am getting better each month. Haven’t had a crash in 2 months. I am back at work (physically and mentally demanding) 3 days a week. On my...

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