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Old 02-28-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: AL
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Re: Mono / Ebv for the second time -really bad! Anyone else have it more than once?

I had mono twice exactly 12 months apart.

The 1st time, I had all of the classic symptoms. I missed 2 weeks of work and by the 3rd week, I felt better to return but had to take things slow for a while.

The very next year, I statred feeling bad, run down, etc... I went back to the doctor. He said that I should not have mono again but tested me anyway. Sure enough, the test was positive.

I was only out of work a week that time and recovered really fast. the doctor put me on prednisone. I took 1 dose a could not sleep for 2 days. I never took anymore, just let my body rest.

The doctor said that I could get in again. He said that sometimes the virus lays dormant in your body and can resurface at any given time.

This happened about 8 years ago.

The past November I went to the doctor becasue I was having some of the mono symptoms. The test was negative. After a few days, I was fine.

The reason I mentioned November above is becasue that was the months I had mono both times.