I'm a 40 yr male. I became ill in November 2008 with what I thought was the flu. Since then I've experienced chronic night sweats, loss of appetite, recurring respiratory infections and general malaise. Additionally, I've experienced some very intense episodes of what I can only describe as "brain fog".
I've seen my gp, hematolgist, infectious disease specialist, gi specialist and have had extensive blood tests and imaging studies done by all. Abnormalities found were elevated CRP, mildly elevated WBC, and inflammed lymph nodes in Abdomen CT. Most recently, I've had low platelet levels (which were previously within normal), and I also tested positive for mononucleosis antibodies.
Despite these findings and my symptoms, nobody has come up with anything conclusive. I continue to feel horrible and my doctor seems to take a "wait and see" approach. I realize that doctors are not omniscient, but its not easy to "wait and see" when you're the one feeling sick. Prior to this, I felt healthy, exercised and never had enough time in the day to complete my activities. My life has done a complete 360!
It seems that I have no other avenues to resolve this. It's so difficult to comprehend how one can become so sick and not be able to find a reason why. If anyone has any thoughts on what else I could do it would be greatly appreciated. At this point everyone, including myself, is stumped.