Re: how many people have suffered with Mono for more than six months?>
It is very hard to stay positive. I have been going through it for 18 months now. I have tried everything. I have tried aggressive rest therapy (which is basically resting all the time and never exerting yourself), to forcing myself up no matter how bad I feel. Vitamins, eating healthy. Nothing changes the way I feel. so, I am resigned to the fact that I have to wait it out no matter how long it takes. The doctor said this could go on for years and I had to learn how to manage it. Ha! Manage it!? I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time.
I do not go out unless I absolutely have to. I do not attend any social functions because I never know how I am going to feel. I can definetly relate to what you are saying. I have missed all school functions and family vacations for the past year. It's very depressing at times.
I figure I am going to have good days and bad days and just focus on the good days and get through the bad ones as best as I can.
Hang in there. I hope you feel better soon.