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    Old 01-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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    Recurring mono?

    My daughter was diagnosed with a "mono type" illness back in the first week in November. The test came back negative but the Dr. said that she had not been sick long enough for it to come back positive. She didn't feel sick yet, just had swollen nodes, the fever didn't come for a day or two later. The Dr. said she was pretty positive it was mono and her cbc results pointed to that also.

    She was really sick for a week or so with a high fever and then just felt tired and her nodes were swollen until a few weeks ago.

    She caught a cold from her college roommate a week ago and now today she says she feels like she has mono again and her nodes are all swollen and she has body aches.

    Is this still mono? I am worried that she has now caught the flu. Can mono still be effecting her like this? Is it common for the lymph nodes to go down and then swell again like this with mono?

     
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    Old 01-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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    Re: Recurring mono?

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    My daughter was diagnosed with a "mono type" illness back in the first week in November. The test came back negative but the Dr. said that she had not been sick long enough for it to come back positive. She didn't feel sick yet, just had swollen nodes, the fever didn't come for a day or two later. The Dr. said she was pretty positive it was mono and her cbc results pointed to that also.

    She was really sick for a week or so with a high fever and then just felt tired and her nodes were swollen until a few weeks ago.

    She caught a cold from her college roommate a week ago and now today she says she feels like she has mono again and her nodes are all swollen and she has body aches.

    Is this still mono? I am worried that she has now caught the flu. Can mono still be effecting her like this? Is it common for the lymph nodes to go down and then swell again like this with mono?

    It could still be the mono. Either it never went away, or it came back. Once you have had mono, it is possible to get it again. It's a myth when people say once you get it you're immune.

    It's important your daughter get lots of rest. Her immune system is probably low and she could get the flu on top of mono.

     
    Old 01-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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    Re: Recurring mono?

    There are viruses that stay with us, such as cytomeglovirus, Epstein Barr and others. That lay dormant and reservice at times. If a doctor tells you that they don't do anything to you, that all people have these viruses. Then you best run the other direction.

    They can cause chronic fatigue. And many other disorders.

    She should also be tested for Mycoplasma pnumoniae, Chlamydia Pnumoniae, and lyme Disease. They all can cause these symptoms.

    I would get her to a specialist. Not a g.p.

    Good luck!

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    Old 11-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #4
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    Re: Recurring mono?

    When I was 17, I started having sore throat and trouble breathing due to swelling in my throat. I went to a doctor, and they diagnosed it as strep throat. I was given amoxiciilin which to my dismay, caused an allergic reaction leading to hives and even worse pain and difficulty breathing than before. The hives actually left small bumps on my stomach to this day...do to clogged pores or something? It is embarrassing...and I am now 25...well, anyways, they then said they made a mistake and re-diagnosed it as Mono...without further testing and they said to just let it run its course...but then after that for the next 3 years, I kept having it reoccurring every month or two for like 2 weeks at a time. I still sometimes get the same symptoms...but not to the same degree.

    I was told that Mono is similar to chicken pox and its rare for it to re-occur but it still can...? but to this day I am still unsure if it was even really mono since they misdiagnosed me once already and almost killed me!


    I hope you are able to get everything figured out!

     
    Old 12-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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    Re: Recurring mono?

    YES Im on my 2nd reactivation of mono in 4 months! I dont even know when I first had it, I suspect I was exposed when very young. Now to find out WHY this is reactivating a lot-I hear it is very very rare.
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