Within the past few months, I dealt with a very slight congestion in my nose. Nothing serious. As the months went on, it got slightly worse, but not too bad. My doc said i could have sinus/allergy problems due to the winter. About a week or two ago, a cold entered my house and my congestion got 10x worse. I also got headaches, and sneezing fits. As the days progressed, I grew increasingly fatigued, increasingly more congested, and more sinus pressure. It got to the point where my taste/smell was being manipulated severely. I figured it was a sinus infection, and tried a sinus rinse(which didnt work! I was too plugged up
) , aswell as literally any other natural remedy. Around this time, ontop of all the congestion,fatigue, and head pressure..I began to have trouble swallowing..my throat tonsils burned and felt very swollen. My neck was EXTREMELY sore and all my lymph nodes and glandes were popping out of my neck. Frustrated, I went to an ENT(ear,nose &throat doctor)about 4 days ago. He said he thought I had mono. I was so confused, I thought I had a sinus infection! My congestion had gotten to the point where I cannot breathe through my nose, let alone smell or taste AT ALL. The bloodwork came back as positive for mono. Now, granted Im happy that it is mono, so now im not confused at to what I have, and all the symptoms matched up to be mono. except for one..my nasal congestion. Is it common to have this bad of nasal congestion with mono? Its been about 7 days today that I havent tasted or smelt anything properly. Is this normal? My doctor said it was, due to everything in my throat being swollen from the mono, but I didnt feel reassured! Anyone have the same problems?! I just wanna know Ill taste/smell again someday, Ive read some terrible horror stories online!
Please help, and any other advice on mono is well appreciated!