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Having Mono twice

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  • Posted By: ihatemono
  • May 7, 2010
  • 10:53 PM

I have never been to this website before but after hearing some news from my doctor I'm very confused and I would appreciate any help or advice.

I'm 16 years old and last November i was diagonosed with Mono, I remember feeling so tired and miserable from it. I missed 3 weeks of school and I was thrilled when i was told from doctors, friends, and websites that you can only be sick from mono once. I'm aware that it stays in your system forever, but i was told it would never come back.

I've always been one to feel tired all the time. Taking naps after school is almost necessary for me to able to finish off my day. But the last week it has been extra worse and affecting me much more.

I should also mention that 2 weeks ago i went to the doctor and I was told I had Strep Throat, after a few days I felt fine, but I still felt especially tired.

This tiredness has made me extremely irritable and stressed out with my friends and family. Its also been affecting my schoolwork. The past 2 weeks I've been missing school every couple days because I could physically not get out of bed and Id be falling asleep during class.

My mom was getting very frustrated with this and didnt know what to do with me. So i went back to the doctor again (this past wednesday)

Today (Friday) my mom called to see if they had results from blood they took, Well it turns out I have mono AGAIN. But my doctor told my mom on the phone that this is a new case, not relapse from my old case back in November.

I am so confused how this could happen again and I'm very mad because I feel sick and tired and im not sure if somethings wrong with my immue system or why this would occur again.

The doctor prescribed me a steroid called Prednisone. He told me that it should make me feel all better by monday, but for some reason I don't see myself feeling that better any time soon. And if i dont feel better i was told to come in for some more tests.



Is this common with people that have had Mono before? ANY advice or comments would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

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  • I have never been to this website before but after hearing some news from my doctor I'm very confused and I would appreciate any help or advice. I'm 16 years old and last November i was diagonosed with Mono, I remember feeling so tired and miserable from it. I missed 3 weeks of school and I was thrilled when i was told from doctors, friends, and websites that you can only be sick from mono once. I'm aware that it stays in your system forever, but i was told it would never come back. I've always been one to feel tired all the time. Taking naps after school is almost necessary for me to able to finish off my day. But the last week it has been extra worse and affecting me much more. I should also mention that 2 weeks ago i went to the doctor and I was told I had Strep Throat, after a few days I felt fine, but I still felt especially tired. This tiredness has made me extremely irritable and stressed out with my friends and family. Its also been affecting my schoolwork. The past 2 weeks I've been missing school every couple days because I could physically not get out of bed and Id be falling asleep during class. My mom was getting very frustrated with this and didnt know what to do with me. So i went back to the doctor again (this past wednesday) Today (Friday) my mom called to see if they had results from blood they took, Well it turns out I have mono AGAIN. But my doctor told my mom on the phone that this is a new case, not relapse from my old case back in November. I am so confused how this could happen again and I'm very mad because I feel sick and tired and im not sure if somethings wrong with my immue system or why this would occur again. The doctor prescribed me a steroid called Prednisone. He told me that it should make me feel all better by monday, but for some reason I don't see myself feeling that better any time soon. And if i dont feel better i was told to come in for some more tests. Is this common with people that have had Mono before? ANY advice or comments would be greatly appreciated!!!!! Hi, I don't believe it is common to have mono twice, but I am not sure about that. I have 'chronic mono', that is my body has antibodies as if it is always fighting mono and from the type they can tell that I have a new infection as well as a chronic one. I've been helped tremendously with some basic vitamins - though not the forms found in your typical multi from the supermarket. I use more newly available forms which are the biologically active ones (that is, your body does not have to do any work, to use them, they are in the form your body can use). I also was always tired, I am much improved. I was made worse by prednisone, though that could be my individual response. I would watch carefully for any worsening and discuss it with your doctor if you feel you are getting worse following the prednisone. You know yourself better than anyone. If you have been checked for all standard potential reasons of fatigue, low iron, low cortisol, low thyroid, etc., then I would suggest you consider some nutritional support to help you body and immune system to work more efficiently. Take a look at the following websites and if you are interested and would like to discuss taking any supplements with a doctor I would reccomend looking for a doctor that is a Functional Medicine specialist. These are MD's who specialize in what are considered alternative approaches by mainstream medicine, these MD's are knowledgable in nutrition in a way that typical MD's are not. I'm talking about vitamins, the ones we are commonly supplemented with are not the easy for many people to use due to genetic differences. Please take and look and consider finding a functional medicine specialist and showing them the information. B12 discussion thread: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948&page=1087 Active B12 basics thread: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=191131&posted=1#post191131 Good luck,Velha
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  • Be careful with Prednisone! It can be dangerous.
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