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Old 07-10-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Possible to get mono/glandular fever twice?

I got mono about...7-8 years ago and notice that when I go through a lot of stress in my life (immune system runs down) and I seem to have mimic symptoms of mono. You know, the sore throat, swollen glands, INCREDIBLY tired feeling...I keep reading that you can't get it again, but I don't believe this is one hundred percent true.

In fact, about 5 days ago, I started feeling that way and it hasn't gotten better. Granted, it hasn't gotten any worse, but not any better either. I'm tired. Exhausted really. My throat hurts. My glands feel a tad better today.

I thought maybe it could be a different sort of viral infection or even strep, but my throat doesn't look like I have strep (which usually looks funky..) and I'm not ever running a fever, that I can feel. I think maybe I did a day or two after the sore throat started, but when I took my temp, the highest it ever got was in the 99.1-99.9 region, never getting any higher than that. And today, the highest was 99. Not really considered a temp associated with strep.

Regardless, I feel horrible and want some advice. Please keep in mind that I'm currently uninsured and just running over to the doctor for loads of tests is not financially feasible....(darn economy caused me to lose my job...)

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Old 08-01-2006, 11:51 AM   #2
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Re: Possible to get mono/glandular fever twice?


I am wondering the same thing myself. I had full blown Mono and it was so bad I was practically house bound for 7 months and I completely sympathise with you.

I am not able to answer your question clearly but I do know it is possible for someone who was previously infected with MONO to experience MONO symptoms when they are stressed out or poorly. But I am not sure whether you can actually contract MONO again.

Old 08-06-2006, 07:26 AM   #3
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Re: Possible to get mono/glandular fever twice?

I was diagnosed as having mono for the second time. I had it the first time nearly 15 years ago. This past year i Ran a fever for 3 months, and my doc said the mono had returned. Don't you carry the virus after you get it?

Old 08-08-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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Re: Possible to get mono/glandular fever twice?

I contracted it 7 years ago and i have never been the same since. I usally have a bout of it once or twice a year. Its not as bad as the first time and only lasts a few days to a week. Normaly happens when the seasons change to winter and spring. Also my glands have never returned to normal size.

Old 08-24-2006, 07:05 AM   #5
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Re: Possible to get mono/glandular fever twice?

I had mono when I was 17- very severe case and was hospitalized for it then- took month to recover.

My son got MONO this summer- again a severe case that he was hospitalized and a week after he was discharged I started having symptoms and they did blood work on me and I too had MONO- again

This second case has been much lighter- but still recovering

Old 12-05-2006, 11:49 PM   #6
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Re: Possible to get mono/glandular fever twice?

you can get anything twice.
in the last like 14 hours i was tested for mono and it came out positive for the second time. i got it back on the hallowen of 2003 my jr year/ i was telling my friend i got mono again and one replied back to go to the doctor and get my blood platelette count. reason being he was diagnois for mono the 2nd time 4 1/2 months ago. later he realize he wasnt getting better. as you can tell from other peoples feedback mono never leaves. but instead of mono he actually now has leukemia. so check your blood platelettes. if they are low you might want to go to a specialist for leukemia and get your bone marrow checked out.

Old 06-14-2007, 09:23 PM   #7
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Re: Possible to get mono/glandular fever twice?

Im 16 and wondering exactly the same thing.I was diagnosed with glanj earlier this year in January.My blood test results showed thati had it for around three months-killed me. Each time i am stressed my immune system becomes run down.Over the past 2 weeks i have had exams and become really stressed..immune down,all of that.My glands became huge,i was not sleeping right,felt run down and not myself.I wentto the doctor 2 days ago and when she heard my symtons and felt my glands she said that it is possible my glandular fever has come back.Im waiting on blood test results,might find out this afternoon.hopefully it will be ok. I symphasise all who have been through glandular fever-its a tough one. When you have glandular fever everything just becomes a bit of a blur..thats what i found.

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