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Hi everyone! this is my first post ever on this site, i have been worrying like crazy over the symptoms I’ve been feeling. This may be lengthy, but any info or reassurance will be helpful to a hypochondriac like me..
The end of July 2017 I started experiencing shooting bone pains all over and abdominal pain. The shooting pains all over continued on and off until October when I finally decided to get bloodwork done. Two days before getting blood work, I came down with extreme weakness, a horrible sore throat, 101.5 fever, and a tight sensation in my neck (gland swelling) that lasted only 3 days. I went for bloodwork and got my results back and I tested positive for mono. and my rheumatoid arthritis level was slightly elevated. My doctor said that this could be due to the mono (it can cause false positives for other illnesses).
There are a couple things I’m concerned about. 1) As crazy as this sounds, i had NO fatigue. I did not even KNOW i had mono. 2) The bone pain is still happening, even though all the other symptoms I had cleared up. It’s in my toes, fingers, hands, wrists, hip bones, and the bottoms of my feet. Could joint and bone pain actually be from Mono? could it be viral arthritis?
3) I am 18 years old, female, 113 pounds, eat healthy, don’t drink/smoke, and never had any history of any illnesses. I am very physically healthy, however I suffer very bad anxiety and OCD.
Could the elevated Rheumatoid arthritis level actually be accurate? I am only 18. I am worried sick and hoping my body is just showing weird symptoms of mono and that this bone and joint pain will eventually pass. I feel like my bones are giving up. I miss my old self Thank you for listening.
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