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MONO, im afraid a few questions pls.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 7, 2007
  • 02:20 AM

im a 17 year old boy and just recently diagnosed with mono. I've been having severe headaches, high fever, sore through for the past 2 weeks and went to the hospital and i was diagnosed for mononucleosis. im affraid after hearing the effects of it, and im curious after it's gone will i be able to kiss again? because i've heard the virus stays in you forever in your body from reading some articles, is this true?

does this mean im gonna deal with mono my whole life ? im confused when i grow up am i gonna face this problem again, and not be able to kiss my wife? im just affraid of passing this on to others, and this is a shock to be diagnosed for me with mono. how will i know when the virus is gone and im clean?

i've learned my lesson and hopefully i can make some changes.

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  • (i am not a doctor, just someone who had mono :) ) I had mono when I was just a little bit older than you. IN terms of symptoms mono can affect each person differently. LIke you, I also had high fever, and flue like symptoms for a long period of time, followed by persistant low energy/being tired. Yes, of course you will be able to kiss again. Your body does keep the virus forever, but it doesn't mean your going to contract it to every person you kiss. It's kind of like the flu shot. If you get the shot, it injects a dose of the actual virus which causes different influenzas, so your body get's immune to them. With mono, once you have it you can't really get it again. Your body is sort of immune to it, because you do have it forever.As you get older the chance of you contracting mono again is extremely low. 10:1. Yes, you will be able to kiss your wife and your kids and all that. Don't be too ******n yourself. Mono is common. You can still be careful and get it. Take care of yourself and get lot's of sleep. Eat well.
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