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First off reading other stories after first being diagnosed with mono helped me know I was not alone!
A little bit of the back story. Early July I began to have pain in my back and a fever. I had an ultrasound of my gallbladder and a CT. It only revealed I had slight pneumonia. I took antibiotics and started to feel better, but then got worse. For the next three weeks I had a fever (100-102F), no appetite (lost 20 lbs), night sweats, and elevated heart rate (~110 bpm). When I initially found out I had been diagnosed with mono I was glad to know there was a reason. This was July 22nd. A few weeks went by and I began to feel better, but then one night I had a sharp pain in my left side and difficulty breathing. My heart rate was around 160 bpm. I thought for sure my spleen was rupturing so I went to the ER, August 19th. Nothing was found, but my D-dimer was 4 times the normal limit so they checked for a pulmonary embolism which was negative. The next two days I went back to normal and all was well.
Fast forward to August 29th and my heart rate is now elevated, but I have no fever. I have a tightness in my chest on the left side. I went to the ER yesterday (August 30th). They did an EKG and it was normal as well as did blood work for multiple things. My D-dimer was lower (in the 300's) and the CT showed no pneumonia. They checked my heart enzymes and it came back fine.
My question to you all, did anyone experience this same type of discomfort during or after their mono? I saw that, while rare, myocarditis and pericarditis can occur with a virus, such as mono. I have a cardiologist appointment, but the earliest I could get was September 10th.
The only other thing I can think it is, is anxiety, but I have never had this feeling before or usually get anxious.
Appreciate your responses!
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