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

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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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    Hi, I think it makes sense since the virus is in your body and the immune system is battling the virus, so your resistance is low, and you just don't feel well.

    The frustrating part is that it takes so long to recover from mono, and we keep feeling like we should be well, and then something happens and we're not!

    Take care and rest when you are unwell, in time you will get completely well again. 😊

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    Hey r05,

    This can be normal I found that other colds / viruses hit me so much harder for a while after getting mono, and the low grade fever would come too. Just want to reassure that this does pass and go away completely with time, hang in there and thinking about you - it's not easy I know just praying that God will help us all today.


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    Oh mine is a bit different. I think it is because our immune systems are low, but when I get a cold, I don’t feel the symptoms as bad, as it feels like a half cold if that makes any sense. But they linger and linger for weeks and it’s weird. I do think that when I will get a harder virus/bacteria it will be worse, as that would just make sense. 

             The cold thing for me is really strange, as I think it is a cold because of the sneezing. 

           But I do think what u have been experiencing is normal.


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