Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time with this. The timing is bad since you have no insurance at the moment.
If what was going on was bacterial, you would likely have had more resolution of your symptoms with 2 rounds of antibiotics. You could have a viral infection, which can cause a lot of different symptoms (eg mono), or you could have different things going on, as all of your symptoms don't seem to point to any one specific diagnosis.
Also, with the description of your mouth, you may have thrush, but this is unusual in young healthy adults. There are some over the counter treatments for thrush, but more severe infections require prescription medications. I would go to your family physician and discuss what has been going on, and possible treatment for this depending on their assessment. Urgent care centers are convenient and definitely have their place, but you would probably benefit from some continuity of care in this situation.
If your symptoms are getting worse, or you are having fevers, or weight loss you shouldn't wait to be seen again. I know this is frustrating, and unfortunately the health care system in this country puts many people in a compromising position when having to make decisions about their health.
Would the standard blood test given at the Hospital detect mono if this was the case? I'm asking because early on my symptoms really resemble mono.
Regular bloodwork wouldn't detect mono- it's something they would have to look for specifically.
I went back to the doctor ( well Nurse Practitioner) and they performed blood work ( mono, epstein-barr virus, and metabolic panel, and CBC).
The MONO test came back neg
Epstein-Barr Virus came back with high AB levels (3.24) which says positive, however she said this could have been from a prior infection
EBV Nuclear Antigen was also positive (over 5.00)
Finally, my WBC count was 2.9 ( which is lower then the average). Should I be concerned about this?
Most likelhy this is symptoms of a chronic fungal problem,... Candida Albicans. The best way to get rid of this is to cut all sugar, breads, alcohol, sweetened juices, Soda out of the diet for a while, "NO ANTIBIOTICS"--as these actually feed the fungus and can provide long term damage. Possibly consider a Pro-biotic such as Natren's . And, consider an antifungal drug susch as Nystatin, and a few tablespoons a day of Apple Cider Vinegar in your Water...you should begin to see quick improvement. To get more information on this issue and getting immediate help. go to: www.Knowthecause.com or www.wholeapproach.com.
Also, certain Antibiotics are known to cause Low White Blood Cell Count. And, all the symptons you describe: Headaches, blurred vision, White Tongue, Pain in the Legs...these are all descriptions of this chronic fungal problem. Cleaning up the diet over a 1-2 month period would definately help rule out any other suspects such as Mono. Gluten, sugars and antibiotics are the biggest culprets.
Thanks for the encouraging advice.However, I thought a chronic fungal infection would produce a higher WBC count? Or could it have been the zpack, amoxicillin, or steroid pack? Thank You
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