I have been sick since January of this year (2017). I did alot of traveling at the start of this year and after a trip to Hawaii, I got very sick with cold and flu like symptoms for about a month. After the month passed by, I started to feel better for about a day or two. All of a sudden my throat got very very tight. Like someone constantly pressing on my neck. It got bad enough that it stopped my ability to breath easily and I had to be taken to the ER. The ER just said it was a allergic reaction and gave me some medication. Since then, I have been to several different doctors and had lots of tests done. I had blood tests with normal white blood cell count, X Ray's, CT scans, and I've been scoped. None of this found anything wrong and it wasn't until a more extensive blood test that they found very high mono antibody counts and IGg (>600). The doctors came to the conclusion of Mono EBV.
Now that I've got some background, I have a question. I see all these people on here complain that their EBV makes them tired, throat hurts, etc but I really only feel one symptom. I only feel a very swollen throat thats all. I dont get very tired, I don't have a fever (most of the time) but I can't walk to the mailbox to get mail because my neck hurts so much. I wanted to know if anyone had symptoms like this and what they did to solve it. I hate it because I can't do anything like walk far or pick up heavy things because if my neck.
Also, the neck swelling "moves" from under the Adams apple all the way to the sides of my neck on different days making me believe it's my lymph nodes swelling but the pain is bad. I didn't see alot of people with similar problems and really would like so help!
Thank you so much everyone!