Mono effecting allergies

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Hello people of the forum, I’d like to ask something. I’m wondering if anyone here is prone to allergies and has noticed there mono making there allergy symptoms different such as more severe. In my personal example, I’m really prone to indoor allergies such as mold and dust, and this moderate winter I’ve been more affected by allergies in my home than I can ever remember. I don’t know if it’s because the winter was wet and not too cold, or if it’s becasue of mono worsening them. I’m in my 7th month with the virus and feel about 85 percent 6 days out of the week on average, with usually a day or two out of the week where I get set back some. The allergy symptoms are still pretty present, usually it’s a headache and a swimmy feeling in my head like a little woozy. Any feedback much appreciated!

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    Hi, My granddaugghter(13) had mono/ glandular fever in Sept 2016. She now has Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME and is not in school. She went progressively worse at the beginning of 2017. Her health fluctuates but is mainly poor, brain fog, ulcers on throat, aching limbs, headaches, no energy , breathlesson exertion, majot fatigue.

    It sounds like that is what you have , Chronic Fatigue that people get to varying degrees after this kind of illness.

    Gdaughter now attends a clinic at Manchester Children’s Hospital(England).

    Netflix shows a documentary called, UNREST , by an extreme sufferer. Not an easy watch but shows how bad some people can be. You probably need a referral to specialist clinic.

    Wishing you recovery. Krys xx

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      Sorry for what has befallen your granddaughter. My symptoms have never been very severe like that. Throughout this process I only took one week off of work and I live a pretty active lifestyle. Visits to the doctor have mostly just cost me money and incorrect diagnoses, sadly. I’m sure for others there’s can be a useful outlet.best of luck in her recovery.
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    Hey Nick,

    Sorry to hear you have been struggling worse with your allergies since mono, I do think that can be a normal thing to happen. I remember just being generally more irritable in those areas around nose, throat, mouth, ears, neck, etc, throughout the whole thing. Headaches certainly can come too, a mixture of allergies and mono could certainly cause that I think.

    Really hoping things settle down soon and hang in there - just take things a day at a time, it's all any of us can do.

    Craig

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      Thanks for the kind words Craig. Yeah I mean I know allergies are related to an immune response so I can see how they are likely connected. I’ve really been feeling so much better in the big scheme of things, I work full time and go climbing several days of the week. I wouldn’t describe what I have is chronic fatigue at all, frankly. It feels more like the same virus on its last legs. Craig, I hope you can experience relief in whatever troubles you as well. You help remind us all to pray regularly.
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    Hey I’m in th same month as you. Stil struggling dr’s have tried to say it’s M.E/CFS but I won’t by in to that. I WILL get better and I’m a lot better than when I started, I have neck swollen glands/lymph nodes still, armpit pains and swollen, head pains and lumps on side, tiredness, constant sore  Throat, I’m hoping once I get to the year Mark I see a big improvement! Xx
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      Please don't underestimate what this can do to you as fighting hard against it can make you worse. Getting better takes time and you must NOT overdo things. If there is help you can get from doctor/clinic then please take it. Mono can affect you for at least two years with recurrent symptoms etc. My daughter tried with her daughter getting her into school but in the end it just made her worse. This is a child who excelled at everything, danced, sang, made videos! PLEASE don't dismiss the doctor's diagnosis. She is finally attending the CFS/ME clinic and we hope with their help she will recover but it takes time. X The damn virus plays havoc with you and you must not overdo things.xxxoooWishibg you a full recovery.

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      Hey, thanks for the reply. Yeah I don’t think labeling what we have as chronic fatigue serves much of a purpose. It’s the same virus as before, and as we know from this forum there are many who suffer with it for a year or more. I for one am feeling very close to recovered these past few weeks. I work full time and go climbing several days of the week, which seems to be therapeutic for me because it’s what I love. I feel normal 90% of most days with just a window of an hour or less where I may feel out of it or hot and flushed a bit. I started getting a lot better second half of January I’d say. I’m sure it’s only s matter of time for you too. Drink tons of water, limit sugar, and practice gratitude are the things that helped me the most.
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    Hi Nick,

    I don't have allergies, but did have those same feelings during recovery. This virus is just a long drawn out process unfortunately.

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      Hi Nick.

      I started feeling a lot better around 11 months, that was five months ago. I feel recovered with occasional down days(low energy) but after having lived through 11 months of mono, It doesn't seem that bad.

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      That’s awesome to here, and it’s cool you’ve stuck around on here to lend support. I’d describe how I feel about the same way. It’s been a solid 6 and a half months, and it’s been about a month since I’ve started having more good days than meh days.
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