(Closed) I have mono again :(

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jesleigh:  That isn’t really supposed to happen. Have they checked you for Chronic Fatigue or Guillain Barre syndrome?

I had mono once in high school and then had elevated blood titers for years, but the symptoms never reoccured.

Post # 4
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ugh! I had mono in college…I’m a nurse and while its very unlikely that you will ever get it again due to your body building up antibodies, it DOES happen. Yuck! Feel better soon!

Post # 5
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Guillain Barre syndrom would involve ascending weakness and paralysis…it can be caused from the epstein-barr virus but its signs and symptoms are very different from mono. With mono the chief symptoms are hepatosplenomegaly (englargement of spine and liver) as well as strep throat and tonsilitis.

Post # 6
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ugh, yes. I had mono a couple of years ago. Felt like I had it forever. Then a few months after I finally got over it, I got it again 🙁 I worked with kids too, so I was unable to work for a few weeks each time I got it. Now every time I feel sick I make my doctor test me for mono.  Hang in there, sister!  

Post # 7
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

spleen and liver…not enlargement of the spine! haha sorry!

Post # 9
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Feel better!

Post # 10
46595 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If your doctor said it was mono then gave you antibiotics, what he has done doesn’t make sense. Mono is caused by a virus and antibiotics are not effective against viruses- only bacteria.

Once you have had mono, you always carry the virus and it can flare up from time to time.


@Miss Orchard:  strep thoat is not a symptom of mono- strep is a bacterial infection. SORE throat IS a symptom of mono.

Post # 11
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sorry:( I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Post # 12
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve had mono twice too.  It sucks.  The second time wasn’t as bad as the first time, thank goodness.  I also had CMV when I was in college and didn’t even know.  We did titers in lab and mine was through the roof!

Julie is right, antibiotics won’t do any good against a viral infection.  Not sure why your doctor put you on those.  It’s useless. 

I have heard that if you eat LOCAL honey, it’ll help with allergies, but I haven’t heard of it helping anything else.  IDK though.  Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 13
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@julies1949:  It’s not uncommon for a doctor to put someone on antibiotics when they have a viral infection.  They do it to prevent secondary bacterial infections from setting in while they are immunocompromised.  So he may be treating her throat as a seperate infection that is secondary to the mono…I used to get strep ALL the time (9 times a year for a couple years running!) so anytime I got fatiged by anything, I would end up on antibiotics becasue the strep would come back full force.  It was never really gone, I was always carrying it somewhere in my body, and as soon as my immune system took a kick, it’d come back. 

OP, We finally found out we had household mold, finally after the basement flooded one spring and I had to move out, we tore off the drywall and it was COVERED in it…and that was causing all kinds of respiratory illness, often with overall fatigue, body aches, mild fever, headaches extreme sore throat and upper respiratory infections.  Honestly, I suffered for 4 years, within 2 months of moving out, I was like a new person.  My old roommate still lives there and suffers illness every few weeks…Have you had your household air quality checked?

Post # 16
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had mono for my wedding – it was really awful.  I almost fell asleep at my own rehearsal dinner.  I also lost so much weight and my dress hardly fit.  

I had had it before in college, but it flared up due to stress.  All that will really take care of it is as much rest as possible :/

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