Re: "Old Mono"?
I had mono in october. Right on the first day of symptoms I went to the doctor. I just felt a very subtle pain in the neck when I swallowed, then more symptoms and the typical throat sore, pain in the lymphs, etc. I didn't have fever and the lymphs didn't get swollen. It's not always the same for everybody.
Well, it took a while until the doctors could find out it was mononucleosis. So, after that I relaxed because I was terrified it could be something really bad.
Due to the large amount of antibiotics, my digestive system got ruined and I felt pressure in my bladder, my intestines, etc. and I was very scared because I never had those sypmtoms before. But then, I realized the flora in the intestines was almost eliminated due to the action of so many pills I took over the last months.
So, if you ever feel anything like this, don't get scared.
But if you''re scared because your lymphs get swollen, you shouldn't because that means your lymphs are working properly, fighting against an infection.
A complete blood test will reveal if you still have the Epstein Barr virus. Also, it's important you get some ecography studies on your pancreas, kidneys, liver and spleen, because the spleen plays an important role in the creation of red blood cells (erythrocytes) and the immune system.
Right now, after a week, I have permantent headaches and sometimes nose pain and some times I feel a pain in the lymphs around the neck.
Try to avoid activies which could make you feel tired (sports), drink a lot of water (it helps to clean the body too).