How to brace for the winter with all these other cold/flu viruses

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has anyone caught flu or cold on top of mono? how is the experience????

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    I'm 14 months into mono. around 4 months ago, I caught flu/covid like illness, which made my mono symptoms much worse for more than 1 month. Unfortunately, this roller coaster of infections (possibly with various strains of Covid or flu) has been repeating every 40 days, and currently I'm feeling terrible; chills, joint pain, dizziness, headache, noise sensitivity...

    6 months ago I was seeing some improvements. But then these rounds of infections made me awful.

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      im sorry you have suffered for so long . i never had chills for mono since having it in march except when i had covid two months after that in May. The chills from covid lasted only a dew days. This winter, December (last month) i caught a cold (sneeze, watery eyes, lowgrade fever, cough, runny nose, chills). After more than a week cold symptoms went away but the chill (not shaking just a rush of goosebumps throughout body remains and has been going on for more than 1.5 month. It is winter in cali right now but i dont remember ever being with chills for this long during winter before. what is your experience w the chills?

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      Sorry for my late reply.

      I think I have a similar 'goosebumps' feeling as you (or is called shivering?) but I couldn't find the appropriate world to describe it.

      Actually, mine is also not shaking, but a sense of goosebumps all over my body. it often comes after a day of increased physical activity, and with this, also I experience other symptoms like fatigue, noise sensitivity, joint pain (in the wrist and elbow of my right hand), and also I become annoyed by the cold weather (this is why I named it chills).

      I am 16 months in mono. But these set of new symptoms gradually appeared over the course of the past 3-4 months, and I believe that these are remains from several Covid infections (or maybe just one infection that wax and wanes and has become 'long-covid'). My symptoms got worse gradually, each time after a strenuous activity like hiking. 30 days ago it became so severe and debilitating, and new symptoms like sore throat, runny nose, forehead-ache were added that made me housebound for 2 weeks. I am again recovering very slowly, but still I have very limited energy, like the first months of my mono.

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