Starting to get worried.

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I am 20 years old. 2 months ago, I started to get a sore throat with white patches on tonsils, fever, body aches, night sweats, and swollen lymph nodes. I went to the doctor and they tested me for strep and did a spot test for mono. Both came back negative. I’ve had recurring sore throats about every 2 weeks since the first initial sore throat. Yesterday, I went to an Ears, Nose and Throat doctor and he had me do a blood test for EBV, even though I had a negative spot test. Why is he testing me again even though I got a negative result the first time??? I’m scared it’s something else because I googled all my stomtoms and its literally telling me I have an STD or something!!! I have crazy anxiety and I know I should trust the doctor but I would like some reassurance from anyone who may be going through or has went through the same thing. I just want to feel better already.

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    Hi Jordan,

    So sorry to hear you're having such a tough time at the moment. I don't really know all that much about blood tests and things, sorry I can't be more help there, it is good to get an EBV test though and that can rule out mono / glandular fever. You're doing the right thing by getting blood tests done, they can tell so much with blood so take some rest that you're doing the right thing, it could be a nasty virus I've had those kind of symptoms before with a nasty virus. I do understand your anxieties though, but hang in there I believe things will pass over and you will get better - it's so easy to let your mind run away and starting googling everything, I've done it too and it's a horrible feeling - hang in there Jordan and remember take reassurance you've done the right thing seeing the doc and getting blood tests.

    Craig

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    'Already'?

    Dude I've been sick for 8 months.

    What exactly did your doctor say?

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      8 months?? I’m so sorry! The doctor actually didn’t say that much. He was an older man and seemed to know a lot. He just seemed look at my tonsils and instantly knew it was Mono. It was kind of weird lol. I told him the whole story and all my symptoms, and he told me he was almost completely sure it was mono because of my tonsils and I’m the right age for mono. He said spot tests aren’t always right and the EBV test would tell me for sure.

      One thing he also said is there nothing you can really do for mono sad just to get rest and not to exercise. But I’ve been resting for 2 months!!!

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    Hi Jordan,

    ?My daughter and granddaughter were both negative for mono and positive for EBV, I tested positive for mono and EBV, It takes a long time to feel better, I am older so I didn't truly start feeling better until about 10 months in, I started having some good days about 6.5 months in. The anxiety is the worst feeling ever and one of the last symptoms to go away

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    So it turned out not being mono...
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    Hey jordan, what dis the ebv test result say? I literally started out with the same crap over a uear ago now and when i seen the dr she was positive it was mono due to the look of my throat and other symptoms.. tests were negative, positive for previous infection though so when i was younger they rekon, although i cant ever remember suffering from it
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    Better to trust what lab results and your doctor say. I also had symptoms like yours much worst i think-i had occasional night sweats,tinnitus and tingling sensation on my hands and feet,and just recently unexplained fatigue, im a bit medically inclined so its more stressing to know that this symptoms are not good,but im hopeful it will go away soon. Just follow what your doctor said.now im watching the food i eat and take my vitamins cautiously,we cant get through it.i hope and pray we'll get better soon.

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