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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