In the beginning of January, 2013, I was sick with some kind of "virus." It started with a sore throat that gradually got worse over a few days and then turned in to a full blown cold.... Headache, stuffy/runny nose, sore throat(hoarse voice), swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, loss of appetite, fever with chills for two days- (102.5 at its highest), along with aches and pains. These pains were quite different than anything I've ever experienced before. There were the all-over aches that came and went but there were also sharp, fleeting pains in random places all over my body. They would occur a lot of times in the same spots. My neck, upper chest, inner elbows, armpit, upper leg. Some of which I associate with lymph node locations. My cold symptoms cleared up quickly, but after a few weeks I started having pain under my ribs. First on the right side(liver) and then the left(spleen). And the random pains eased up but never stopped.
During my sickness I visited the dr. several times thinking I could have the flu and was diagnosed with a sinus infection and given antibiotics. After my cold symptoms were gone I went back to the dr because my lymph nodes were still swollen and couldn't explain my pains. I asked her if she thought it could be mono and she said "no, if you had mono you would be very, very sick." So she didn't test me because I wasn't "sick" enough. Two and a half months later I find a new dr. And told him my previous and present symptoms and he did a bunch of blood tests and the mono test came back positive. But I have also heard of this test having false positives, which makes me nervous. First I was told that i didn't have mono and now 2 and a half months later I'm told i tested positive for a recent mono infection. I guess my question is, has anyone ever experiences an illness like this? Is mono definitely the culprit? I just think its strange that I was sick almost 3 months ago and I still have swollen lymph nodes(under jaw on right side and also above left collarbone), liver and spleen pain, the random pains, and fatigue. Please someone give me some insight?! I'm starting to think I will never feel normal again and that I could have lymphoma or something and the illness was just a coincidence