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mononucleosis
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:03:35 PM »
Because I am curious, has anyone here ever had/currently have mono and have not had the usual symptoms (sore throat, fever, swollen glands, etc) to go with it? Because i was diagnosed with this almost a month ago with none of the usual symptoms and my doctor told me that Mono can cause extra anxiety and depression/hopelessness as well as depersonalization/derealization, but I am finding that so hard to believe even though i trust my doctor. My symptoms of "mono" all started with severe depersonalizton/derealization, hardcore depression and anxiety plus fatigue, eye floaters, and abdominal discomfort but i never had any of the usual mono symptoms even though i was positive for it. So im just wondering if anyone who ever had mono had an experience like this? I am afraid it could be my immune system being down from something else and it is something else other than the mono causing me to feel crazy like this :fragend005:. On a side note I did get bit by a tick about 3 months ago and a month later exactly is when all these symptoms started but i tested negative/equivocol for Lyme and my doctor said i don't have it so im still trying to figure that out as well, cause im still convinced it may have something to do with that.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 05:30:04 PM »
Had mono and enlarged spleen. I had an unbearable fever. It sucked but it goes away.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 05:45:14 PM »
Yea ive had it for 2 months now with the oddest symptoms, just worries me that it may be something else other than mono but im not sure.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 05:50:08 PM »
my daughter had Lyme disease.  boy oh boy were her joints hurting her.  besides testing positive for lyme, the blood tests that show an inflammatory process going on, were abnormal----crp, esr, ana and platelets

she is all fine now
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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 06:05:30 PM »
Good to hear that your daughter is doing well now :happy0151: yea i heard Lyme is bad on the joints, havent really had much joint pain and my esr was 2 and platelets were fine for the most part so maybe i should listen to the doc that i dont have it, never had an ana either. I guess mono is linked to depersonalization/derealization and increased anxiety and depression in some way.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 03:09:29 AM »
This is very interesting for me to hear about your experience with mono. Your original post sounds like something I could have personally wrote. Other than having an episode of of abdominal discomfort I felt completely fine and then out of nowhere I felt a strange and horrifying feeling come over me.......dp/Dr. After seeing the doctor they ran blood test and I was positive for I.M. Being told told that I would just get over the mono I tried to ignore the dp but it never went away and I started to have fatigue problems problems in my mid teens which have been progressively gotten worse. I am now 23 and have had no hope for this ailment until just recently when I found a chronic fatigue specialist who believe that alot of chronic fatigue is caused by the epstien barr virus, the virus that causes mono. Which I found to be very plausible as it my contracting of this virus that sent me into this abyss of dp/ fatigue. I was very happy to find out that this doctor has treated hundreds of people for ebv with great success and I have started with his treatment of antivirals to combat the ebv.
It only makes sense to me that mono / ebv can trigger depersonalization given my experience and I sure to let you know if my symptoms let up.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 01:18:31 AM »
Wardzy I am sorry to hear about your experience with ebv mono, same happened to me as well. Although I went to one nutritionallist and she thinks I may have lyme and be auto immune and that's whats is cause the freaky not feeling grounded feelings, I have been told ebv can do that too but it's been 6 months and it's still going for me so I'm not sure if ebv mono could drag it on for that long, and the last mono test I had was negative at the end of July so I'm so confused.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 04:31:34 AM »
Wow, I have never heard this, and actually, my first really bad episode of anxiety and depression coincided with me getting mono. I was only 14 at the time. I had all the other symptoms as well, though; extreme fatigue, sore throat, lung issues, etc.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2014, 11:26:04 AM »
Maybe there is a link between mono/ebv and anxiety? That's my best guess, although it upsets me to hear that my anxiety may be from Lyme and not mono, I just hope it's not something even worse than those
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2014, 11:30:19 AM »
MONO:  90% of adults are likely to have acquired immunity by the age of 40 and most people are exposed to the virus as children, when the disease produces no noticeable or only flu-like symptoms.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 11:49:12 PM »
Braves, there has to be link between mono and anxiety. Mine came on in and instant seemingly out of no where and a day later I tested positive for mono. There is no doubt in my mind. Not to say everyone who came down with mono has anxiety as a symptom but it definitely can happen.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 12:17:50 AM »
Another thing Braves. I think you should look into the work of Dr. A. Martin Lerner. He specializes in the treatment of ebv and other like viruses as he believes in some cases they can become chronic and cause cfs/me. I didnt see you mentioning anything about fatigue but it sounds like you are going down the same path that I did with mono/ebv which Was llittle/no fatigue with early on and hardcore acute onset anxiety. Anyways there is no harm in the treatment and the sooner you do it the better the chance of beating the virus . There is nothing to Lose and everything to gain. Anf if no success than at least you can rule out ebv as a cause of your problems. As far as the nutritionalist and Lyme goes, it is a possibility, however that is a medical concern that needs to be addressed by an M.D.. Nutritionalists can naturally try to make you healthy but they cannot diagnose serious medical issues. Again with the Lyme, the sooner the treatment the better.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2014, 04:12:23 PM »
Back in 1998 I was diagnosed with mono.  My only symptom was a low grade (100 degree) fever that would not go away.  After two weeks I went to my primary care doctor who suspected Lyme disease since I had just moved to this rural area.  He took blood and the lab called him to say the sample came back negative for Lyme, but they suggested a mono test, which came back positive.  The doctor called me to tell me I had mono, which was extremely unusual as a 46 year old would ordinarily have been exposed before that age.  He asked me what I had been doing about 2 to 4 weeks ago which would have exposed me to a stranger's saliva and all I could think of was a convention I attended with many buffet meals.  He did not think that was the cause. He told me there was no treatment but just to be sure I engaged in no activities that may involve blows to the belly since mono enlarges the spleen which could rupture if hit.
I never felt weakness (other than mild tiredness from the fever) and did not miss a day of work.  Never had sore throat or other symptoms.  Odd.
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Re: mononucleosis
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2014, 06:44:30 PM »
Thank you wardzy I will check that out. To everyone on this post, the Lyme disease tests are basically like trying to find a needle in a haystack according to what I read, they are unreliable cause they only test for one strand of borriella when there is supposedly over 300 strands(whatever that means). I just saw that in an article, I have been told the tests are 50 percent accurate but supposedly they are only like 30 percent, I'm really not sure what to think, I hope it was only ebv but if it is lyme I may never know, and if I do eventually find out I'll probably be treating it(if I'm lucky enough to get that far) for like 2 years. Supposedly there is a big battle on Lyme disease between Lyme doctors and patients vs the cdc? That's why I don't want to get mixed up in the mess, if only I had never gotten bitten by that small nymph deer tick, because now I may never now. If anyone else has experience with Lyme please chime in because I only know what articles and "Lyme patients" have told me.
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