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A Newcomer To Mononucleosis

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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 apathetic?

posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 09:01 PM
Almost died from it.

Hepatitis can be brought on by Mononucleosis.

They put me in a empty bathtub and turned on the cold water, keeping me in there until my temperature came down.

I think it was something like 106.

Well beyond "apathetic".

posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 11:58 PM
a reply to: Myomistress
I don't think a lot of people, especially those that are outgoing and bubbly and always looking for excitement realize how much energy it takes to socialize in the simplest of ways, let alone at a function like the one you attended.

Your boyfriend sounds immature (apologies, not slamming him, just how it sounds) and isn't attending to you. It seems he's all about him. Mono can take months if not years. Had a friend in high school and she lost a year of her life to it - was flat on her back most of the time and skin and bone by the time she started to recover.

It's not just feeling tired - your entire body and mind are fighting this sickness. Just because you aren't exhibiting signs on the outside gives no reason for anyone to imply you aren't sick. What you need to do is listen to your body and rest when it asks for it. Healing occurs during rest.

I'm not surprised at all by your question. You are sick. Keep in mind that if you don't rest you won't recover as fast/as well and can be prone to a relapse. Listen to your body and eat good foods, i.e.: beets, artichokes, dandelion tea, ground up flax with hot water (like a porridge, yummy), use olive oil, lemon water - a diet to ease the load on the liver and that helps the liver detox. Plus all sorts of fruits and veggies.

Take care and get well soon.

edit on 30/6/14 by ccseagull because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:55 AM
I got mono when i was 17 years old, i was sleeping around 16 hours a day, had to deal with high fever and bad headaches. I had a hard time focusing on anything. I cant remember much interaction with people, or if i felt detached from people. My mom to this day tells this story that one night out of the blue she got woken up by me screaming, that a giant cat in a nurse outfit was trying to stab me with a needle, fever induced hallucinations.

Hope you kick it fast, and dont feel bad if people dont understand you.

Heres to a speedy recory.

posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:25 AM
We're apparently not talking about mono anymore. I somehow didn't contract it from my boyfriend, my results came back negative. I'm tired all the time apparently because I have anemia.

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