I am male and 25. I think I got mono in college at 22 (doctor didnt really test, but I knew someone who just got it). Ever since it seems like everytime I drink (like a few nights on weekends), I get all the symptoms of mono again. I cant remember but im sure I have gotten it when I havent been drinking also. In June I got a spot test and bloodwork which confirmed mono (along with previous bloodwork done last august). I went to an infectious disease specialist who thought I might have HIV which turned out negative... He said if it wasnt that it was probably the flu or h1n1.
Its weird because I thought it had an incubation period of 5 months before symptoms show for mono. The only link I found to trigger Mono was CFS, which I dont feel constantly fatigued all the time (sometimes i do feel midly fatigued if Im not doing anything). And the alcohol intolerance related to CFS. I really dont think Im depressed.
A few things to note... I also have high blood pressure (which seems to rise after I eat) that I am beggining to treat. My sister has irritable bowel syndrome (which i might have as I am really gassy after eating some things).
I am actually feeling the symptoms now (I drank on weds and thursday):
Sunday - 97.9 temp, and chills
throat beggining to get sore
swollen glands in neck
Monday - Still feels like mild fever and chills
throat mildly sore (taking vitamin c seems to help)
headaches and swollen glands relieved by advil cold and sinus
I had trouble concentrating while standing up
night sweats woke me up every hour or so (had to wipe off with a towel)
Tues - throat is worse (I didnt take as much vitamin c at night)
Fever seems to have dissapated, along with chills
I am taking alot of vitamin c which is really the only thing that seems to make it go away quicker (I will probably be fine by the end of the week).
I guess I should lay off the alcohol... But its still confusing to what I have.