I was sick most of January and part of February and was finally diagnosed with mono. Initially, I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis, which turned into pneumonia, followed by a relapse of the pneumonia, and then tested positive for mono. I only worked about 5 days during the whole month of January and missed some days in February. I am still so exhausted. I still have a sore throat from time to time, and it feels as though my glands in the right side of my neck going to my ear are swollen and somewhat painful. I do lead a busy life in that I work full time, have a 50 minute commute to work, and also go to school full time. I am 56 years old and have never been diagnosed with mono before, so I don't know if the fatigue now is due to mono, or if I've just got so much going on that I am tired all the time.If anyone has some insight into this, I would surely appreciate it. Thanks.
Thank you so much for your reply. I have a very hectic schedule with working full time as a paralegal in a large litigation firm and full time college, plus family, kids, etc. and I'm no spring chicken at age 56, but I find myself so extremely exhausted all the time. Good to know that this can be an expected consequence of mono. It's very difficult to just rest/sleep when I want/need to, but this definitely explains my residual fatigue. On week-ends, I try to do as "little" as I can so I can be ready for the next work week. Thanks so much.
I woke up at 4am this morning with my throat so sore and swollen that I couldn't swallow.. It scared me as if I were choking.. I had a crappy day on top of it too.. I spent 4 hours miserable waiting to be fit into the dr's office - Mono it was... No fever or headache yet at that time.. As I was leaving with dreams of a pillow, my 15 yr old son called from school - his throat hurt and he was showing my symptoms.. Back to dr's office I go without an apt again.. Another 4 hours for him..( I drug my youngest son with us too - he was fine of course).
So by 10pm, My head is splitting, my stomach hurts, I feel like I'm gonna hurl and I crying cuz I feel like crap and taking care on my son who feels like crap and caring for my other son who feels great.. My hubby is on a biz trip for the entire week - and I am supposed to be packing for our move over christmas break.. I am so stressed and miserable already less than 24 hours into it.. my son too.. How long does the worst part last? I am really fine with laying around in bed resting but I can't sleep due to my head and wanting to hurl and tummy pain... Please give advice.... I spent $30 on juice and soup for us so that we would have something - I am drinking and forcing my son to drink though he argues repetitively...
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