I was recently diagnosed with acute mono, after "many" years of Dr's unable or ever seeing anything like the tiny spots in roof of my mouth & tonsils, almost always accompanied by low grade fever, 99.9 & sore throat, & lethargic.
Labs also showed EBV Ab VCA IgG high at 301.0, norm value 0.0-17.9.
Referred to Neurologist who DX: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & script for Nuvigil, which ripped my stomach:-( Did loose 6 lbs but not worth the pain. He now wants to put me on Ritalin & I am fearful of it. I am 69 & was first DX: at age 47 w mono. Seeing Reumatologist next month, along with Cardiologist for "Stress Echo."
My complaint has always been "feel like I'm dying but nothing hurts."
Symptoms ALWAYS, yellow bumps in mouth, low grade fever, sore throat & EXTREME exhaustion.
As a kid & until I received Shingles shot, have suffered canker sores as long as I can remember. NEVER a morning person as seems I sleep soundest in AM, once my mind has rested.
Would appreciate ALL opinions & suggestions!
Just started Wellbutrin, 75 mg in AM & Temazapam at bedtime to quiet my mind.
Self employed & work physical & mental hrs, 50-55 hrs a wk.
Quit smoking 4 yrs ago, after 44 yrs but.....gained 41 lbs! Quit Personal Trainer, not enough energy:-(
Please offer me ANYTHING!!!