Patient Comments: Infectious Mononucleosis (Mono) - Treatments

What was the treatment for your mononucleosis?

Comment from: Macy, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

I have been awfully sick for about 6 days now. A day after I felt sick I went to emergency room because I thought I had strep. I went and they said I had strep, gave me steroids, antibiotic and a pain killer. As I kept taking those nothing got better. In fact they started to get worse, so today I went back and after needle after needle to CAT scans and sitting on the hospital bed with machines in me they finally tested me for mononucleosis and I was positive. So now they took me off everything but steroids because mono is a virus and antibiotics don't help. I'm hoping this won't get too much worse because I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. My tonsils and glands are swollen to where I can barely breathe, and I just now can start to swallow. I haven't slept very much and I'm so tired. I never thought mono was real until today and yeah well, story of my life.

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Comment from: natural medicine, Female (Caregiver) Published: July 24

My friend's daughter was so sick with mononucleosis told she was not well enough to write her exams in June. She had already been bedridden for almost 8 weeks and back and forth to the doctor with many medicines. Her daughter took 2 pouches of Immunocal starting on Thursday and by Monday morning she was able to go to school and write her exams... no more pain, or swollen spleen. Immunocal provides the natural building blocks for the body to produce glutathione which is necessary in every cell - without it we die.

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Comment from: Kristibaby, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I was extremely fatigue. I could even stand or sit up to take a shower. I was very very weak and always tired and night sweats. It was the worst feelings I have ever felt. I knew something was wrong. It took me almost a month to get back to normal. The doctor prescribed iron pills to produce more cells. I was about 19 at the time when it happened. I believe I got mono from drinking off my girlfriend's cup who had mono. That's how I knew I had it because she said she just was getting over mono. Ever since I am always really tired and weak.

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Comment from: twoblackkatz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I am 58 and was diagnosed with mono almost a month ago, I was tired and had headaches for about a month before finally going in for blood work. Now my muscles are burning and I am having muscle spasms. My 25 year old daughter has it now and has a bad case of pharyngitis and ear infections, she's much sicker than me, I feel so bad she's so miserable. Thought I was over it and over did it a couple of days and feel sick again so make sure you get lots of rest and don't rush it.

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Comment from: justarose123, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 08

I was diagnosed with it at the age of 13 I had a temperature of 106. When I was rushed to the hospital my family doctor showed up and diagnosed me with Mono. My symptoms were severe I had a enlarged spleen and liver, sore throat and fatigue. My Doctor put me on antibiotics and I healed. I recently showed high positive for a previous infection in my blood work for other health conditions.

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Comment from: AtALoss, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

Ten days on prednisone, hydrocodone-acetaminophen syrup (was instructed a SIP whenever needed; nasty stuff), promethazine (for nausea) which I switch daily with Benadryl (Doctor's orders), and Zantac. Cold, frozen yogurt helps the pain in throat and ice chips help the swelling go down. Do not drink overly hot liquids! Stick with luke warm, or cold, to soothe the throat.

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Comment from: britbrat, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I was in sixth grade when diagnosed with mononucleosis and have never been the same since. I am still tired all the time and have less energy as a result. I was required to quit the last part of the soccer season and required to rest. It has been three years since then. I contacted it from drinking off a bunch of different friends' cups.

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