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hi everyone. i am hoping for some encouragement and possible similarities to other peoples experiences. my son was first diagnosed last fall after practically passing out on the baseball field. he was 15. positive monospot in the office but blood work that was sent out was negative. (possibly too soon?) I don't remember any swollen lymph nodes, but he did have pain at his spleen. missed a couple of weeks of school and gradually got better. that was september. At the end of december he got a really bad cold...coughing etc. took 3-4 weeks to finally get better but he still coughs some. Dr recommended allergy meds. It may help but I'm not convinced. No other symptoms at that point. April tonsillitis, positive monospot in office. No blood drawn. Different doctor. I was concerned bc I thought you weren't supposed to get it again. He said he has kids that get it every year and that it does happen but symptoms are usually milder. His sore throat was better in about 3 days. We went for follow up last week. He was feeling fine and had only complained of his side hurting about a week before. Dr did thorough exam and wasn't concerned. He wasn't really sure about whether the monospot back in the fall was a false positive or not but he was doing good now. 2 days later we went out of town. swollen lymphnode, sore throat, fever, laid in hotel room for 2 days. feeling better about 4th day. lymphnode still swollen. talked to nurse...she said this was very typical of mono and to let them know if he had any bad pain in side or abdomen. I got him some liposomal vitamin C and a multivitamin with iron. Is this "normal" mono stuff? I know cough is not typical but i watched some videos about different types of coughs and his definitely sounds like a cough that comes from throat..almost like he is clearing it...but he does cough up mucous..so allergy like. Sorry for the long post. Any help appreciated. As a side note, he had been working out twice a day too.
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