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   Posted 5/26/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone I am 22 years old and  have been literally sleeping my life away since October.  It is now almost June.  I didn't realize I had mono until December and tried to maintain my on the go lifestyle.  I was working two jobs with no downtime.  I got over mono by march but not over the fatigue.  It took another couple months for the doctors to decide I was severely anemic.  But even with the iron supplements and bvitamins and any hollistic miracle I still sleep my life away. It has taken a toll on my friends, family, and I even lost my jobs.  I'm now seriously in debt and can't stay awake for anything.  The doctors don't think it's chronic fatigue.  But i don't know how much longer i can afford all of this testing!  Has anyone had a similar experience??!!

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   Posted 5/28/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately, I don't have an answer for you. I'm searching for one also for my daughter. She was diagnosed in July 2007 with mono. She is still suffering from the fatigue part of it. She calls me crying all of the time wishing she just had some energy. She continues to push herself with a job and full-time college studies. She has some bloodwork done that all came back negative. I hope we both find the anwers we are searching for.


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   Posted 5/28/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to say that I never really felt the same after I had mono - I never got my full energy level back and got sick really easily. The winter after I had mono, I got strep throat 3 times in a row and I would also get really sick and end up with my bood count off. about 3 years after I had mono I got diagnosed with CFS but they really didn't have anything to treat it with at that time. Eventually I did get some energy back and was able to lead a pretty normal life and was able to exersize, but I was always more tired than the average person. Then about 4 years ago I got terrible fatigue again and other symptoms and ended up with lupus which I am now battling.

I think mono can really take a toll on people. My son had mono when he was in 1st grade and never go better and it seemed to have triggered juvenile athritis. I had a doctor who told me that some research was showing that people who get mono are more likely to develop autoimmune diseases later in life. Don't give up searching for answers - either one of you. Ask to see specialists if you haven't already such as an endochronologist and possibly an infectious disease doc.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh no!  I was hoping one day I'd start getting better!!!  Well I ordered Gland Nurse from online and am going to be taking supplemental aloe vera as well.  I'll let you all know how it goes!
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