I have had allergy problems all my life and have tried almost every medication out there (OTC and prescription) until I was prescribed Singulair which worked. But, I lost my health coverage and stopped taking it for almost a year. I was recently put back on it (about a month ago) because I have been quiet sick for over 2 months now. The doctors said it was allergies, but I'm starting to wonder because the Singulair should be working in full by now, and I'm still sick. Well, that's kind of just the beginning.
It started out with cold/flu symptoms which went away after about 4 days, but then I got sick with really bad sore throat right after that. The doctor tested me for strep A, but I tested negative. So, they thought it was a different kind of strep. I was put on an antibiodic (I can't remember which one, but it wasn't the normal amoxicillin since mono was a posiblity) and I seemed to be completely better after 7 days of that. But then the cold/flu symptoms came back a couple days after the sore throat stopped. I went back to the doctor and they said it was allergies and put me back on Singulair. After a few days, those went away, but then my throat started hurting even worse than before. So, for a third time I went to the doctor and got tested for mono and strep A. I tested positive for mono, but negative for strep A. I then took two weeks off from work and school to sleep and be a couch potato. The soreness went away, but the swollen tonsils and congestion didn't. I've done research and it doesn't seem that congestion is a symptom of mono, so I'm left to believe that this is allergies, but the Singulair should be working now.
A few days ago, the sore throat came back and now I'm having back pains that feel like a nerve is being pinched that are worst when I first wake up. My throat didn't hurt nearly as much as before, so I don't think it's the mono relapsing. Today I noticed that I had red bumps on the back of my tongue and the back of my tongue is a yellowish color. Also, all through this the congestion has never completely gone away (for over 2 months now) which has always been common with my allergies. Sore throat has also been common with my allergies in the past. I gargled some diluted hydrogen peroxide in hopes that that will help.
I'm just wondering if these sound like allergy symptoms or if this is something else. I hardly EVER get sick, other than my allergies. It's been years since I've even gotten a cold. Also, my RLS and insomnia have been really bad through all this and I've found it very difficult to sleep even though my body is very worn out and I'm very tired. I have an iron deficiency, I don't know if that's helpful to know.