My Mono Story SO FAR.

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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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    Mike! I feel for you, I got mono in January at 34. I had it for 3 months, 1 month of relief but a surgery set me back another 3 months. I feel like this virus after our 20's is so destructive. Once I started treating it like an inflammatory issue. I recovered fast. That means anything that BOOSTS the immune system gets me sick.

    Immune boosters like garlic, legumes (humus, peanuts, etc), nightshade vegetables (eggplant, tomatoes, etc) melatonin (sleep aid).

    Anti inflammatory help, CBS oil 3x a day, fish (salmon), oatmeal with blueberries +strawberries for breakfast, quinoa to replace grains, glutathione, vit D, curcumin tablets, omega 3 dha+epa.

    NO: sugar, caffeine, yogurt, starch foods, processed/ cured meats, garlic, legume family, nightshade family, melatonin

    I wish you luck!

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    I am so sorry you have felt so bad. I am so surprised so many have had stomach issues. I am glad you are feeling some better. I like you have good and bad times and agree this virus is scary. How were you diagnosed? My big thing is staying off google as this is so crazy.

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    hey what is the update Mike. Im currently going through something similar. Please reply

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    doing much better. not 100 percent yet , but way better than i was doing .CELERY JUICE has really helped , sounds crazy but it works. Proper diet has also helped. Hang in there you will slowly improve .

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      Also what percent would you say you are on now lol? And what month did it take for you to turn the corner? The one hour fine next hour not... how did that play out overtime?

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      so good news bad news. so im in about 1 year , and for sure there is improvement. The bad news are the waves are crazy I still get them, they are not as severe now though. It is going to linger for some time . I know the support groups are helpful, ive read anywhere from 1-3 years for full recovery. You will just keep continuing to improve. The process sucks altogether and all of the major syptoms will slowly get better. My major symptoms now are lightheaded and groggyness. headaches as well, and just a little bit of that OFF FEELING. I stress good diet, that always helps. You will continue to get better but just remember its snails pace and thats normal.

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      sure, its kinda like feeling disconnected it was really severe the first 6 months . A common symptom from what i gather from most mono sufferers . You just dont have your normal sense of self . Malaise could be a way to describe it as well. It has been the most challenging part, however I do notice it improving . Like all things it will get better and eventually go away in time. Hope this helps

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      Thanks for your description. I'm 14 months in and I also still got the 'off feeling', especially at 6pm every day. For me it's a physical feeling of general malaise/a bit flu-like, but it's gotten better over the months. But indeed, it's a marathon, not a sprint...

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