posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 07:30 PM
Well, I suppose I'm over-due to have this illness now since I know a lot of my peers already had it in adolescence, but I wasn't much for the dating
scene or any of that mess back then. ANYWAY, my boyfriend recently tested positive (got it from his sister) and I had my own monospot done last week
and liver function stuff. I heard about possibly having it for around a month now and just didn't bother with the blood testing until my lymph nodes
ballooned one week the day after having a few beers (didn't think I was infected so risked drinking) . Anyway, I guess I'm just looking for some
people to level with. I don't think I have that serious of a case.
So far this past month I've needed daily naps which is new to me and I had the swollen lymph nodes, but that's about all I've experienced until
recently. Now, I don't feel tired every day but it's pretty off and on. Today, I feel like I could go to bed and sleep for twenty years (probably
not good to joke, lol) .
Something I'm just curious though (fellow mono sufferers present or past) : Even if you weren't tired or didn't have it all that bad (or had it
incredibly bad) did it make you apathetic? That's the best way to describe how I've been feeling lately. I'm not depressed by any means, I just
feel flat. I'm pretty much just existing at this point and honestly can't get excited about anything. This has been making my relationship pretty
bad lately because even though my boyfriend has mono, he's still pretty up and go. I've been wanting to just hang around the house but he doesn't
want that. He's been wanting to hike and swim and I'll attempt to partake in those activities but I more often than not bail out or can't handle
very much and then he'll not have a good time and we'll just leave. He recently snapped at me because his family gets free passes to a music
festival and they got me one. I almost had to dig as deep as possible to work up the mental and emotion strength needed to go. While there, I didn't
really enjoy myself and more often than not held my boyfriend back. He snapped at me for "never having a good time" and "acting cold" . I
explained to him that that was not the case. It's just, ever since what I believe are mono symptoms have shown up, I just can't get excited about
anything and can't work up what it takes to even just go into town (rural area) .
I don't know. Associating with people or going and doing things right now feels like a chore and like it's going to take a lot. I don't know where
this tangent started but yeah... What were your mono experiences like? Did it make you feel what I'm feeling? Not characteristically depressed just