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35 years of age , extremely healthy and one morning I wake up feeling great, went out for breakfast and after eating I felt Sick like i had food poisoning. This sickness ( little did i know at the time was mono) . After a week of being very ill, i was able to get around and walk a bit little by little . It felt like One hour i was ok, the next i was sick feeling. Then the Bloating started, i would drink a sip of water and be extememly bloated like a pregnant woman. This bloating lasted weeks! and along with the bloating was a Hungover/ feverish feeling that just was extrememly uncomfortable. I felt like my head was cloudy and i was just it a bad state of mind. A week or so later i started getting mouth sores, some inside cheek some on tongue . Then my eyes started to get really red/ bloodshot! i would wake up and i was sickly feeling and hungover feeling. This was End of June. THe terrible feeling was intensified thru july , i was continuying to work out , and felt even worse after. I didnt know why. It wasnt until August that my sister contacted me and said she had MONO too. We most likely got it from her young son. August/ September were terrible and I felt sick almost every day for14 hours of the day or so, finally the bloating was gone after a month and then the headaches started to roll in . I also had jaw pain for a few weeks. My red eyes would get worse at night and the weird feeling would come back at all times of the day. It felt like a rollercoaster of sickness, one minute i would feel fine. the next i would feel ill. Fast forward to November so 5 months in. The sick feelings are a lot less severe and there are times in the day i almost feel normal. The last 3 weeks have been the best so far, but today isnt particularly good. I have noticed that proper diet helps I havent been back at the gym and have been trying to rest but the recovery is very slow. It has been an extrmemly challenging life event and I have been reading forums and they are helpful to know that people are dealing with the same problems as me. I was always really healthy but mono has been debilitating. THere is hope as my sister said she had totally recovered. Howevery my recovery is still going on and i believe my excersize at the outset made it worse initially . I hope to post a progress report in a few weeks and have noticed that every week or so i feel a bit better. I hope if someone reads this they will have hope because it sucks there is no denying that and its a bit scary because the recovery is so slow. Anyway. til next post !
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