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Hi guys, my names Sarah and I got mono in mid april of 2019. It all started with the classic mono symptoms; fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes, extremely painful sore throat, tonsilitis, uvulitis, body aches, and extreme fatigue. My throat was so swollen that the doc gave me steroids to reduce the inflammation so I could breath better. After two weeks I began to feel better, but after that my sore throat continued past the normal 'acute phase' of mono. I was worried and went to an ENT where they scoped me and found I had an adenoid infection as well as a fungal infection in my throat. They perscribed me antibiotics and antifungals which I thought would finally end my pain and I could move on with my life. Unfortunately, I still continued to have pain in my throat and mouth after I finished the meds. I was so worried and disappointed and rushed back to ENT to try to figure out what was wrong. Essentially, the doc explained that sometimes EBV can damage the sensory nerves in the throat and cause lingering pain due to nerve damage in that region. Whether the nerves got damaged due to inflammation or the virus itself is not known. The specialists I have seen are hopeful that my nerves will heal and the pain will subside with time. However I just feel so hopeless when I am experiencing such intense pain everyday. I so desperately want my old life back. My pain feels like a burning and sometimes a sharp shooting pain in the uvula region, soft palate and the oropharynx. I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar? I sympathize with anyone going through this awful virus and I hope you all get better soon.
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