From: Dave Stone <DAVE@asplundh.com>
I would really like to know if you can ever get it again because many say you cant get it again but others say you can. Right now I have mono and my lymph node in my neck is very large and I need a response on this very soon. I am only 14 and it really is slowing my life so please write back.
From: Allison Glass <email@example.com>
I had it but had no symptoms until I jaundiced when my liver got infected. I was laid up for two months when I was eighteen
From: "John L. Gipson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have Mononucleiosis right now! I was mis-diagnosed, at first, and told I was bit by a spider. That's what I thought because I had killed a spider in my room when I woke up in the morning. I figured I'd been bitten by a spider in my sleep. A few days after I killed the spider, I had no energy, a fever, night sweats, and these pea size bumps on the back of my neck. I went to the doctor and he gave me some medicine for the swelling in my neck, since at that time we both thought I'd been bitten by a spider.
Well, a week went by and I went through all of the swelling medicine for the bumps in my neck and the swelling didn't go down much. I still felt terrible, so I went back to the doctor. Well, he took a blood sample and told me that I had mono. He gave me some medicine called PREDNISONE. I've taken it now for a day and a half and I already have more energy. I'm still not 100%, but I'm feeling better.
The swelling in my lymph nodes, what I thought was a spider bite, is still there though. The doctor said that this medicine SHOULD make that disappear. I sure hope so! Have you, or do you know anyone, who has had there lymph nodes swell? And, how long does it take for that to disappear?
I'm suppose to go to the doctor's, in a week, and get another check-up to see how I'm doing.
I also had this when I was 5 or 6. But I had no swelling in my lymph nodes then.
Just saw the Mono HomePage and thought I'd tell you my story.
From: Miguel Moniente Aznar <email@example.com>
Today a doctor said me that my son (3 years old) have mononucleosis-infectious. He is very tired and have ganglious in the throat. The doctor say that my son have a tendency to the amigdalitis or other infectious process, and we must very care with violent exercises because could be broken the liver or the spleen. However don't order medicines except antibiotics or corticoides if get a strong amigdalitis.
Tank you very much for your information and excuse me for my bad english. God by from Spain.
From: John Tesdal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mine started out with me getting tired real easy. I would sleep up to twelve hours and I would still be tired. I noticed that I had a lump in my neck on the left side towards the back. My neck was sore and it was giving me killer headaches. I finally went to a doctor, but the doctor just told me that it was nothing and to come back if the symtoms were still there after a month. The weeks drug on and I got worse. I got so bad that I couldn't breathe at night, because of the congestion. I finally went back and saw another doctor who tested me for mononucleosis. He confirmed it and put me on entex for my congestion. For two more months I had alot of sleepless nights. My wife later started getting sick and she went to the doctor and they tested her for mononucleosis and it came back positive. She only had a mild like cold for a couple of weeks, then she was fine. We are both healthy now. I tracked down where I had gotten it from, it was from a dental office, where I had gotten a root canal.
From: valentino flores <HOLLWD@mother.com>
I have mono, and when it all started I had a sore throat, and a fever. I went to the doctor and they kept telling me that I had the flu. Finally i saw a new doctor and she said,"I'm going to test you for mono." I had the test and a day later they called me. I wasn't home and they kept calling. I knew something was wrong. I had felt extramely tired, and didn't want to go to school. They got a hold of me and told me that I had mono. They told me not to do any physical activity's because my spleen could rupture. That scared me. I've had it for about 2 months and during this time I only went to school half a day everyday. I couldn't work for about a month. A lot of people at my school have had it.
Read the summary of your experience. You say you were on an antibiotic...which one? I have been on augmentin for a long time -- for an entercoccus infection and just recently got mono.
I too am weak and tired. And cranky to say the least.
From: LabUser <LabUser@hawk.depaul.edu>
Hi. My name is Erin Marie I am 18 years of age and am a freshman in college. I was diagnosed less than a week ago for having mononucleosis. At the time I had little to no idea what it was. I went to the doctor because my touncils were the size of walnuts and I had a cold. Anyway, my roommate and I thought I was just really lazy because i was sleeping for days at a time and I was even too exhausted to turn over and answer the phone!! Which is VERY unusual for me. I started reading up on mono so I have a clue what I am dealing with but there is something that hasn't been mentioned in any of the books I read and that is the lonliness. My friends are afraid to be around me and some literally run away from me when I tell them I have mono. I have been kicked out of classes and barred from friends' rooms out of terror of spreading mono. It isn't easy to cope with isolation. I did read that mono patiants are more at risk for depression due to cancelling everything in their lives for rest and therefore feeling worthless. However, I am now suffering depression for lack of human companionship. I just thought it is something that people might want to concider if they or a friend of theirs has mono. It doesn't spread through the air people so chill out and RELAX. HA! Thanks, Erin Marie Corfman DePaul University 2312 N. Clifton ave, apt 425 Chicago, Illinois 60614
From: email@example.com (William Cai)
Hi Mr. Zskatona,
It took you like 3-month to recover?
I think that I am still in the middle of it. I had very bad sleep ever since I got it. Felt very tired at the first 3 weeks of the illness. It's been almost 2 months. Several days ago, I felt better. However, these days I had fever again.
Did you experience the similar thing in the three month period?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (William Cai)
Hi, thanks for the reply.
Was your temperature normal within the three month period? Did you have low-grade fever (higher than 37C but not very high)? How was your sleep? Did you feel tired during sleep and would be waken up during the sleep?
So far, it's been almost two months for me.
My 67 year old husband has been tired and had a fever May 30th. He had a high white blood count 17 so they tested for mono. They claimed he has it. Is the test for real? This weekend June 15th he has had 103 fever. My concern is if this whole think could be masking or imitating other diseases or ailments. We're talking about an athlete who has never been ill before. He's cranky too.Most literature talks about young people. I'm concerned he'll pick up germs from all these doctor visits in his weakened state. Any ideas or places I can get factual information? Thanks.
From: "Dwight J. Roberts" <email@example.com>
In 1991 I was diagnosed with mono. I was extremely active: work, college, family, church.
Ever since I tend to get run down quickly. In three or four days of long hours I will be wiped out for the next week or two.
I started taking multivitamins and did not feel much better. I ran out of mine and started taking my wife's. I felt better within days and have had no relapses while relegiously taking womens multivitamins. I have been taking them now for over 6 months.
Dwight J. Roberts
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <Don.Bell.Jr@cs.elte.hu>
Hey I had mono several years ago. My whole body swelled up
From: Akiva <email@example.com>
Another live one! What information do you want? Send mail
Today I was diagnosed with Mono.
Around July 1st it began with a headache concentrated behind my eyes.
Is there anything that can be done? It's extremely painful
to swallow, so
Please.... is there anything I can do? I can't lay on my back,
else I can't
From: Dan Spinner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
hi.. i found your pages on the net from yahoo.com. I have recently
my mono has been weird. In May i had undiagnosed mono for about
this month of july .. i have had similiar symptoms come back.
have you heard anything about it going into a sort of remission and
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From: LInfield@gnn.com (Lisa Infield)
I have Mono. I hate it. My friends are afraid to
come over and
I had mono in 1989. I had enlarged tonsils with patches, a fever,
and fatique. I went
You would think my story would end there. Ha, you're wrong.
I recovered from that bout, only to discover 4 months later I had
No my story is not over.
I have had re-occuring mono at least twice since. Not as severe
as the first, but mono
My hematologists warns me that I may develop Lupus or other diseases
due to all of the
Basically mono stinks. So load yourselves up with Vit. C.
From: connieroberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Two years ago I was mysteriously sick for 6 weeks before I had
I always thought "mono" was a minor illness, but I was flat on
My daughter caught it from me and got over it in a normal
My advice to anyone who gets it, take it seriously. It can
From: NUZY80A@prodigy.com (MRS ELIZABETH J WILSON)
My son is 3.5 yrs. of age and his pediatrician diagnosed him today
He started with a sore throat four days ago and has progressively
Do you have any suggestions of how I can comfort him?
His doctor did rule out strep, but she has restricted his activities
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I was diagnosed with mono (and also strep throat) last Friday after
From: Rajiv Bhatia <email@example.com>
one week ago our son had temp of 37.2 C. his temp over the week has
1) Is this indicative of a possibility of mononucleosois ?
From: The Highland Lace Company <lace@ATCON.COM>
I currently have Mono and am hating it. I was a person with a lot of
My case started with severe abdominal pain, then a few days later my
How long does this take to get over? I am in week six and am trying
Thanks for your useful page.
From: Ted Read <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I got mono in the beginning of july (a week after school was
and I've decided to include a little about mono. I want to start
Anyway, I'm 15, and this was supposed to be a great summer, with
I'm gonna quit feeling sorry for myself now, thanx in advance,