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First, I just have to say that I found this forum around 3 am in what I believe to be 2 1/2 weeks into my struggle with mono. I was only diagnosed about a week ago, but before that, had so many tests run without real answers - blood and urine tests, abdominal CT scan, chest x Ray, ekg... I continued to experience side and chest pain, and a fever that yo-yo’ed from 99 to 102 at random times, for two months. The anxiety it has created (and I’m already an anxious person) led me to anti anxiety medication and antacids before testing positive for mono.
Anyway, finding this forum has been so helpful for me to feel a little less crazy for seriously feeling like I’m falling apart at 28. The one thing I did want to specifically get feedback on is whether or not anyone has sharp pains.
When I brought this up to my doctor, she said mono doesn’t typically cause localized pain, but rather muscle aches. I can said that one calf and one arm have been particularly tender, but I keep getting sharp pains in my abdomen, chest, back, and left leg. Does anyone else have this? My sister is convinced I’ve punched a sciatic nerve, my doctor seems convinced it’s anxiety... I can’t tell what I think anymore.
Thanks in advance for your input!
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