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hi, im a female currently turned 24. so around the end of jan i started having a really hard time breathing i went to the er and doctors multiple times finally after many blood work i found out i had mono , ive been having a hard time breath ever since the end of jan and ive been very weak at times & it has caused me major anxiety and depression i literally feel like crying all the time because of my breathing i always feel like its hard to breath and shortness of breath, when i went to my dr he told me the symptoms can linger for months and tried giving me some meds for depression\anxiety which im not a fan of but i did try it and stopped right away because it made me feel worse... i truly feel like crap and its been making my life miserable!!! then i started to feel a little better with the breathing but now im feeling the same my throat does burn a little bit sometimes, also then i started thinking maybe its not mono maybe it could be allergies i went to the dr got inhaler and steroids but it still didnt really help me, all i know is my breathing started because of mono around jan and now were about to be in june . im truly upset that my breathing isnt better 😕//// please if anyone has pr had mono and youve had the same experience as me please let me know thank you ❤❤

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    this was my exact experience- even with the anxiety meds and steroids. nothing helped except for time. it does go away- hang in there! i thought my breathing would never get better and had anxiety that they were missing something seriously wrong but it was just the mono. Mine started getting better after i took supplements to support my immune system but im not sure if that was a coincidence! feel free to message me!

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      thank u so much for ur reply!! ive been taking more stuff now, i did feel better in april but then i kinda stopped taking my vitmians which is dumb lol, but how long did it fully take u to get ur breathing better? and what supplements do u take? its def scary having a hard time breathing all the time

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      it took around 3 full months for it to go away for me and then i would get it a little bit in bad days but not as severe. it was so hard to deal with but randomly i just noticed it starting to get better! i took vitamin D, vitamin C, olive leaf capsules, and homeopathic EBV drops given to me by a naturopath. all in all, i think it just took time because i got sick in december and still struggle with other symptoms currently! youll get through this! It is insane how a virus can cause this when nothing is actually wrong!

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      i just hope that this virus ends soon it truly sucks and messes with you so bad!!

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    hi monica, have your doctor test for ebv early antigen, and ebv quantitative pcr. have you tested that?

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