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Hi all,

I was diagnosed with mono & pneumonia the first week of September. Coincidentally, my pneumonia had just started and they prescribed me antibiotics that got rid of it.

Fast forward to week 7 of me dealing with mono and I wanted to know you're tips for recovery. If you're taking any vitamins, etc.

My symptoms have been nausea, fatigue, but nasal blockage has been my biggest gripe. I went to an ENT for it and they prescribed me a kenalog injection which I think set me back. I felt like I was recovering, but then I felt weak, nauseous, etc all over again. I'm slowly recovering again.

all in all, did you ever deal with nasal congestion and what did you do to help with your recovery?

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    Hi Matthew,

    What an awful time you've had by the sounds of it - that is terrible to be dealing with mono and pneumonia at the same time, hoping so much for much better and healthier times ahead for you. With regards to mono, it can take a little time so hang in there but truly with that time you will get better.

    For me the the vitamins that I took and that helped were a good strong multi-vitamin per day (I take Immunace Extra which is on sale here in the UK), higher doses of Vitamin C (taking 5mg per day can be good, only recently I've learned that taking much higher doses can be beneficial), a B100 complex vitamin per day and/or Co-enzyme Q10 (these can be great for your nervous system and energy levels) and immune boosting herbs like siberian ginseng, echinacea and oregano. Also taking Vitamin D, particularly in the winter months, can be helpful.

    But of course Matthew I'm no medical expert or anything like that - it's always important to check for any interactions with other conditions or medication before taking supplements. I'm only going on things that helped me and my own research, it's always important to do your own research into these things and it can also help to get advice from a herbal specialist / doctor too. But definitely my experience was that it definitely can help if you can take vitamins / herbs that are helpful in the right doses.

    The nasal blockage must be so frustrating, thankfully it wasn't a persistent symptom I was bothered with but everyone is different and can get all sorts of different symptoms with this. Hoping very much this settles down soon. The baking soda remedy can be a good one to try too I've found in the past for viruses giving symptoms in the mouth, throat, ears and nose - taking 1/2 teaspoon full of baking soda dissolved in half a glass of plain water twice per day on an empty stomach (gargling it too before swallowing can be good) - doing this for maybe just a short period 1-2 weeks max. Baking soda they say is very alkaline and excellent and helping fight viruses, bacteria, etc. But again worth checking if that is the right thing to do especially when you've had pneumonia.

    The fatigue and low grade fever were the worst things for me, truly awful Matthew. It's so hard but just important you give your body proper rest, remove stress as much as possible, and try not to 'push through' too much - this virus really needs proper rest it's not just like a cold / flu where you can push through with normal activities.

    But truly you will get there Matthew - it took a little while for me but with time and God's help only I was able to get back to health again and you will too I truly believe that! Thinking of you and message any time, let us know how you are doing over the coming while.


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      Thank you for the kind words, Craig. Thankfully the pneumonia didnt really have an effect on me since it was caught early and dealt with. I've never been this sick before so it's been a wake up call to take my health seriously. Yesterday, for the first time in the month & a half ive been sick i felt my nose open up while i was taking a shower. im hoping thats a sign of progress.

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      I hope so too Matthew that can be a sign of progress for you, nasal congestion is horrible to have that for so long must be totally rubbish. Hoping very much that you can see some real improvements and breakthrough with everything very soon. Hang in there, better times are ahead.


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    The one and true recovery tip is just rest, and A LOT. This is the one situation in your life where being lazy probably pays off! Although it's not so fun after watching your favourite show for 8 hours straight. Jokes aside, thats the best remedy. Sleep in, take naps, don't do any rigorous exercise, basically just be a couch potato. Drink lots of tea, eating well will probably help (not any weird diet but overloading on junk food is probably not the best option at this moment). I don't know if appetite loss is an issue for you but if it ever is I used to ear protein bars to fill me up a bit. Some people recommend taking supplements, which may help in some way, it's hard to tell exactly just because of the up and down nature of it all. But lots of vitaminC is always good for fighting off any virus so that may be a supplement worth investing in.

    I wish you a speedy recovery!

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