(Closed) I have mono :(

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

First of all you can kiss you Fiance. People are carriers and non carriers. If you are a carrier he would have it by now or will get it soon. It takes up to 3 weeks for mono to present itself once you have been exposed, this is the time when you are most likely to spread it. 

I had it in college at the same time as my college boyfriend. This means we did not give it to one another. We did the math and figured out that we got it from a party where we played flip cup and beer pong. Ours it from sharing cups.
 

Second of all, there is a large majority of the population that had it when they were in pre-school. Actually they suspect the most people have it in preschool, but no one notices because the symptoms are almost non-existance. If you are super concerned they can actually run blood work on you Fiance and it will show if he has ever had it or not. 

Do not count on the 3 week thing though. It can last up to 6-8 weeks. All you can do is get lots of rest. I would sleep for 22 hours a day (no joke) when I had it. Also be careful because you can relapse at any point with in an 18 month period.

I wish you luck and I hope that you have a very mild version.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

How ya feeling?

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I’ve never had mono but my boyfriend had it early in our relationship.  I’m pretty confident I can’t get it (or something) because we kissed a LOT before he was diagnosed and we even kissed a few days after he was diagnosed because we were newly dating and, thus, couldn’t keep our hands off of each other. 

He had tonsilitis at the same time and it was nasty.  He slept A LOT and I couldn’t sleep next to him most nights because his fever was too hot.  I would start to sweat.  It sounds like yours isn’t that bad, so that’s great!  Hopefully you’ll be feeling better soon (if you’re not already!)

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Ms. Sea Lion:  I’ve had mono twice.  Apparently I caught two strains of it.  I first got it in high school and was by far the worst illness outside of my IBS that I’ve ever experienced.  I was sick for months.  Then I got again in college but it wasn’t as severe.

My advice is this:

Get Halls Fruitbreezers to suck on to numb your throat.

Drink water with a straw and force yourself to drink even if hurts like hell.

Sleep more than you can imagine.

Be careful exercising, I played tennis in high school and had to sit out most of the season due to it.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

yuuuuck I pity you! Be careful and get well soon. Sleep lots.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve had mono twice and it sucks!!  First time was in 8th grade, I was out of school for almost 2 months.  Second time was in college when I had a rare relapse.  Once you get mono, it stays in your system forever, but relapses are uncommon.  Just get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.  Take ibuprofen for any body aches. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had it back in high school..it sucks ass. The docs put me on a steroid to bring down the swelling of my tonsils and some kind of pain reliever. I just slept A LOT. If your tonsils swell up, go to the doctor, because they can swell to the point where you can’t breathe. For food, I just sipped broth and drank water even though it hurt like hell!

I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mono sucks! I had it when over my 20th birthday! I was extremely tired, rally sore throat, but I didn’t stop my life! (With school I just couldn’t!) I didn’t work the weekend they figured it out but that was about it…The FH(bf at the time) and I didn’t really kiss or anyhting for about a week, but I just didn’t feel like it. After that we went about everything normal, and he didn’t get it! He was kissing me the whole time before I found out too, so we weren’t too worried. My only tip is don’t drink orange juice lol…I drank it without even thinking hmm…this might burn! Get lots of rest and watch lots of movies! 🙂 Feel better soon!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh man, mono sucks!

I had it in college near the end of the spring semester. I first noticed that I was getting exausted from walking to the building from the parking  lot and then after climbling one set of stairs. I was barely able to give my last talk in Speech. I was leaning over the podium. I got an A in that class. I think my prof felt bad for me cause I looked so bad. Lol.

I was pretty much out of it from the end of April until the middle of June. My liver  got really bad and I was really jaundice. I would wake up from bed, go to my Mom’s bed and watch TV/sleep, go to the couch and sleep, try to  eat dinner, and then go back to my room and sleep. I almost passed out a couple of times when I tried to take a shower. Ugh, I was so sick.

Glad to hear yours is not as bad as mine was! Lol.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

hope your feeling better and your Fiance didnt catch it, there seems to be alot of crap going around right now, I think its the change in weather

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug:  Same here.  I got jaundiced the first time I had mono and was so so sick, I slept for 3 days straight and woke up and felt like I hadn’t slept at all.  I was out of school for a few weeks.  I could barely walk to the bathroom.  I nearly passed out in the shower.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine stuck around for almost 2 years. 🙁

 

My mother had me tested because I had a smell coming from my pores…like I was rotting.

I used to be walking downtown and suddenly lie down on a park bench like a hobo, or once even just collapsed and fell asleep in the middle of the sidewalk.

 

I never got the rest I needed because I had to work and pay my rent. (my father chose that time to cut off child support even though I was ill)

I’d come home from work and sleep right through until the next day and then go to work again. it was HELL.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@SandyDollHair:  Yeah, when people aren’t able to get the rest they need, mono can go on for a very long time.  The nurse at my high school told me that one of her daughter’s was on a sport scholarship at a university and she had mono for like 9 months b/c she wasn’t able to just rest–she was training all the time.

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