MONO

  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jan 29, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    what are some experiences u guys have had with mono??

    i had it back in december and STILL after i exercise i get lightheaded and have a depression-like fatigue!! I hate it
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    Jan 29, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidwhat are some experiences u guys have had with mono??

    i had it back in december and STILL after i exercise i get lightheaded and have a depression-like fatigue!! I hate it
    Had it when I was in High school...was going around like a forest fire. Was brutal. But no probs really after.
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    Jan 29, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    I was diagnosed with it just after the holidays last year.

    Other than some rash spots and swollen nodes I had no other issues. I guess I'm lucky like that.
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    Jan 29, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    I had it many years ago. Check out this link. ...fatigue can last for months. :

    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview
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    Jan 29, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    It's very important that you take it easy for 18 months following Mono or your symptoms could recur, possibly leading to Chronic Fatigue.

    It's worth taking it easy now, so you can enjoy a lifetime of energy.
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    SeaSon saidIt's very important that you take it easy for 18 months following Mono or your symptoms could recur, possibly leading to Chronic Fatigue.

    It's worth taking it easy now, so you can enjoy a lifetime of energy.


    are you serious dude!? for over a year??
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 said
    SeaSon saidIt's very important that you take it easy for 18 months following Mono or your symptoms could recur, possibly leading to Chronic Fatigue.

    It's worth taking it easy now, so you can enjoy a lifetime of energy.


    are you serious dude!? for over a year??
    Def do some online research. Wikipedia has good info.
  • cbrock

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    Jan 29, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    its awful. i hated being tired ALL the time. i would wake up feeling ok, relatively speaking. but after an hour i'd be wiped out again. but the sore throat right at the onset was one of the worst experiences ever. it was so painful
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    Well, I don't get called "dude" very often... (Are you gay? icon_smile.gif), but yes, I'm serious about the resting part.

    Just relax and listen to your body. You might want to try some natural remedies in the meantime. I haven't tried these specific ones, but they make sense:

    http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/mononucleosis.html
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    ive never had mono.....sounds like its very uncomfortable once you get it.
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidive never had mono.....sounds like its very uncomfortable once you get it.


    Most people get it by age 25. It's a pain, but it passes. Some people don't even realize they've had it.

    Next time you do a blood test, just ask your doctor to check for antibodies, if he's willing.
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    Jan 29, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
    but how do you catch it though...as to tell you the gods honest truth i dont get sick..no flu, pink eye, i still havent caught the chicken pox yet.....i dont even have a doctor. Like is it cause from giving oral? ima google.---update..so i googled..now i have to watch out who i kiss lol.
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    Jan 29, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    No, it's not from oral or anything sexual. It's enough that someone coughs and you're close enough.

    If you have the fatigue part associated with Mono, you'll know, but only a blood test can confirm that it's mono and not something else. Like Chicken Pox, most people will get it, and most people are just fine after it passes. So, don't worry about it at all.

    Avoiding Mono at all costs would mean never kissing anyone, flying, standing in a crowd, etc. Just relax icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    cthedj said
    ChilaxinJOCK09 said
    SeaSon saidIt's very important that you take it easy for 18 months following Mono or your symptoms could recur, possibly leading to Chronic Fatigue.

    It's worth taking it easy now, so you can enjoy a lifetime of energy.


    are you serious dude!? for over a year??
    Def do some online research. Wikipedia has good info.


    According to wiki, "heavy physical activity and contact sports should be avoided to mitigate the risk of splenic rupture, for at least one month following initial infection and until splenomegaly has resolved."

    One month is understandable, but 18 months...?? What's that about?

    I had it last summer and felt pretty shitty for about two months, maybe 3. But it didn't stop me from going to the gym.
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    Jan 30, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    I once got throat infection and thought it was Mono, but it wasn't. It was just some bacterial infection, was so relieved.
    Sore throat sucks a lot.
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    Jan 30, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    "I was so lucky getting mono-that was like the best diet ever"

    I had to post it. It was the first thing I thought of. Seriously though, get well!

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    Jan 30, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    All my roommates had it a few months ago we share everything but somehow I never got it..I'm lucky I guess lol
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    Jan 30, 2010 6:42 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidNo, it's not from oral or anything sexual. It's enough that someone coughs and you're close enough.

    If you have the fatigue part associated with Mono, you'll know, but only a blood test can confirm that it's mono and not something else. Like Chicken Pox, most people will get it, and most people are just fine after it passes. So, don't worry about it at all.

    Avoiding Mono at all costs would mean never kissing anyone, flying, standing in a crowd, etc. Just relax icon_smile.gif


    'droplets' are enough to spread it. mono is definitely 'from oral' though... kissing that is. often referred to as 'the kissing disease'. most young people are exposed to the virus that causes it as they begin dating. other ways to get it too, as SeaSon pointed out. not a classic STD, but perhaps the first one people get ;-)
  • jrs1

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    Jan 30, 2010 7:05 AM GMT

    um ... I've never had it * knocks on earth, fire, wind, water, heart, and capt'n planet *
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    Jan 30, 2010 7:17 AM GMT
    jrs1 said
    um ... I've never had it * knocks on earth, fire, wind, water, heart, and capt'n planet *


    ditto.
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    Jan 30, 2010 10:02 AM GMT
    I've never had it either... But I was hanging around with a mate of mine today. Found out that he's recovering from a bad bout.

    Shit.
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    Jan 30, 2010 10:27 AM GMT
    The joys and challenges of youth.... It's not an STD and if you get Mono you haven't done anything wrong.

    90-95% of the population have antibodies to the two viruses that can cause Mono (EBV and CMV), including people who've never had sex or kissed before. Many people don't develop Mono symptoms, so it goes relatively unnoticed.

    There's really no reason to worry about it.
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    Jan 30, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    I had it at 25 around Thanksgiving. I was exhausted. I slept 20 hours every day for weeks. Christmas sucked because I was still exhausted. New Year's rolled around, and I finally felt a little better. But I was still exhausted until February.

    And nobody mentioned that once you get Mono, it never goes away.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 30, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    SeaSon saidIt's very important that you take it easy for 18 months following Mono or your symptoms could recur, possibly leading to Chronic Fatigue.

    It's worth taking it easy now, so you can enjoy a lifetime of energy.



    I didn't take it easy, and mine slowly developed into Chronic Fatigue years later, and the CF lasted a couple of years. It would literally take me 3 or 4 hours just to get out of bed and get ready for work every morning. Everything I did was like in slow motion for the early part of the morning. When I was finally diagnosed with CF my doctor put me on a heavy rotation of antibiotics for six months. After that, I slowly became better but developed strong allergies that I had never suffered before. Years later they went away. Working out, switching to a vegetarian diet, and taking immune support supplements helped me out tremendously in pulling out of that syndrome.

    My story is not the norm, and it probably is a rare occurrence for mono to develop into CF. I blame an incredible amount of stress I was feeling during those years from a terminal illness that a family member had.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jan 30, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    I was diagnosed with it back in November, and spent the majority of December asleep. I'm still sleeping more than usual for me, and have been working out *much* less than normal, because I currently just barely have the energy and motivation to do my work and clean the cats' litterbox, let alone do a real workout. I'm trying to force myself to at least hit the gym 2-3 times a week and spend half an hour on a stationary bike so I don't lose all endurance, and go through some pushups and chinups and such at home. If things don't change in a month or two, I'll have another talk with my doctor, but really, 3-4 months of fatigue and lethargy are a pretty common result of the disease.