Yes . . . several here have had mono . . . we just don't know if it is a higher incidence than the general public.
Also . . . anything that stresses the body can bring on a Lupus flare IF we have Lupus. Lupus can also ly dormant for a long, long time.
Your symptoms really could be lupus . . . I hope your doc starts some treatment soon. He may be trying to get these tests in before meds would mask the blood work for some of them. I had to wait for treatment too and by the time they figure things out you could pass thru this flare and feel ok again.
Be careful of the sun. It doesn't just affect your skin, it has a cumulative affect and it can cause a flare. Many Lupans don't even realize that the sun affects them because it can take a while to show up. . . and they never realize that the sun was part of the flare.
Cymbalta should be helping some of your pain issues too. Most people with chronic illness require an anti-depressant . . . as the pain and illness wipe out our endorphins which help the brain to fire correctly . . . glad you got some help with that.
I hope your headache isn't from APS . . . your doctor is likely checking for that (thick, sticky blood). Its important that they check because this can cause strokes and heart issues and is easily treated with blood thinners. APS is anti-phospholipid or anti-cardiolipid which can be detected in blood work.
Keep us posted!! and feel free to ask any questions.
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