Severe brainfog/emotional emptiness from mono/ EBV?

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5 years ago a came down with a massive case of mono. i had severe brain fog for monthsss and it was easily the worst part of the sickness. fast forward 5 years later, i just graduated college and started a new job. the last 3 months i have had the exact same level of brainfog. i dont socialize or do anything anymore becasue of how disconnected/out of it i feel. i am having spleen and liver pains too. got tested for mono and it came back negative so im guessing i had a huge ebv flare up due to stress. i ecperienced brainfog and organ pain occasionally throughout those 5 years but nothing like this. can anyone relate? i need my life back. ive gotten an mri, eeg, tested for lyme, had all my bloodwork done, am seeing a chiropractor, taking a ton of supplements, and am having no relief whatsoever. please share stories if youve had anything similar i greatly appreciate it.

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    I contracted mono in early Nov. 2021. Since then (more than 14 months) I have been struggling with various symptoms of mono, mainly fatigue and brain fog. $ months after I first developed mono, I also developed Covid-19 (Omicron), which made my symptoms much worse. UNfirtunately I have developed Covid on top of mono several times since then, and currently I ad struggling with worst flare-up of symptoms. But I am not sure which part is due to covid and which one is due to mono, because chronic mono and long covid share many similarities, like brain for and fatigue (but I am also experiencing new symptoms-since 3 months ago- which were not part of mono, like pain in forehead, chills).

    I have heard from many people that if you have mono, and other infection like flu or covid can cause your symptoms to flare up, and this can happen even several years after mono. But most people say that this probably will pass faster than the first onset.

    Have you tested for covid in the first days of this recent flare up? did you experience other symptoms that suggested a covid infection? Do you feel fatigue, chills, headache, runny nose, tingling and numbness, shivers, sore throat, spleen pain, mouth/tongue scars, ... recently?

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      im sorry you are going through this, its truly terrible. i also got mono since march 2022. First six months was consistently bad with so many symptoms. i just never had the chills up until i caught a cold last month. the cold only lasted a week but the chills is still here. i never had chills that lasted this long prior to getting mono.

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      Thank you very much!

      I believe that during the first 4 months I had some good progress, but then covid exacerbated my symptoms.

      And also, I wasn't aware that physical exhaustion and exercise can worsen mono, so I resumed my exercise routine as soon as I felt a little better, which was the worst idea.

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    Also had mono six years ago and recovered relapsed after a bout of covid, Starting to feel better again 11 months later.

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