Hello....I am an uninsured 30 year old female..hoping someone will read this/reply.
I am currently ill, just diagnosed with mono a couple weeks ago. It is April and I have felt sick since at least January. Most of the usual Mono symptoms. The most concerning thing is my throat. I have had a low grade sore throat this time for almost 5 weeks and just discovered my tonsil on just the left size only is about double the size of the right one. My throat discomfort, when it appears is always just on the left, where the swollen tonsil is and before this experience I had a low grade sore throat, sometimes with a feeling of a lump stuck in it. Hasn't ever really hurt to swallow, in fact food and drink seems to relieve pain. Other symptoms-not always, might have accompanied it in the past. This all started about 3 years ago. I visited many Doctors back then, as well as an ENT. He looked in my throat with a camera and could not find anything the matter. He said Acid reflux could be the issue and gave me pills that did not help. I am wondering why my sore throat, tonsil swelling is only on one side and if it is related to the mono? Has anyone experienced this sort of throat complaint. I also feel some hoarseness, strain or hurts to talk. This has concerned me since I smoked for almost half my life...lightly though. I am otherwise in good health-eating healthy, always taking vitamins/antioxidants.My mental health however has not been good. I have felt extremely depressed and anxious. I worry I am dying and that something could be seriously wrong. I was moving,changing jobs and dealing with extreme stress and crazy sleep schedule for months before this diagnosis. I wonder if this made my symptoms/duration worse. I feel very tired all the time. And just lost my job, even though I only missed 1 day of work due to this illness. I know stress has been a contributing factor in all of this and at my last visit to the hospital I could tell the Doc thought it was all in my head. He didn't even want to do the mono spot test...he was surprised it came back positive. Anyway..thank you for reading...It helps to read all your posts and feel that I may not be alone. I just want to get healthy again and I'm desperate to get my life back. Thank you