Originally Posted by Lynz2015
I went to my family doctor and all she did was feel on my neck and prescribe amoxicillin because she thought I may be getting an ear infection.
Watch out for a full body rash. If you have mono that is a highly likely result of taking amoxicillin. That's what happened to me when I was 17. Docs thought it was a 3rd round of tonsilitis in as many months. Gave me augmentin (amoxicillin plus something to prevent resistant bugs from being resistant). Got a head to toe rash as a result as it was really mono. That was ... unpleasant.
FWIW when I had mono my thoat swelled so much my jawline was not visable (I am 6' and at the time weighed only 155lbs - pretty skinny) and my tonsils were literally touching. I don't remember having a stiff neck, probably because my throat hurt so much that it overwhelmed any other pain symptoms - plus I was just generally out of it.