mononucleosis. "the kissing disease" (though that's not how I got it) it a virus transmitted through saliva that's pretty contagious. It makes you fell very exhausted and run down, and takes approximately 4 weeks to be completely wipes from your system. You're contagious the whole time and the only way to know for sure if you have it is through a blood test.
I had it when I was 8 or so. I don't remember it too well other than I was very very sick. I could hardly move I was so tired. Blinking took effort. My best advice is to have someone make you eat and drink - even if it's just a few sips of smoothie, you need it. I lost a lot of weight while I was sick - weight I couldn't afford to lose, but I was so tired and so drained I didn't have the energy to eat or drink properly.
I hope it doesn't hit you as hard as it did me, and that you recover quickly!
I had it back in June and its now relapsing
I started feeling bad at the start of Dec and finally went to the doctors. Thanks to mono, my doctors canceled my back surgery and now I have to wait till Jan for more blood work. Iv lost 12 pounds :/
MONO SUCKS ! ...I have no clue where I got it from
Hah, 4 weeks.. my immune system was wiped from 7th grade through 11th grade! I'm a senior now, and just now getting any hint of an immune system!
The thing with Mono is that you will ALWAYS test positive with it. The only reason they knew I had Mono is that they did a test in 6th grade.. I was negative.. and 7th, I was positive. She said a lot of people are 'tricked' into having Mono because they test positive, when they could have had it when they were 5.
It definitely sucks though.. I had strep TWENTY times my 7th grade year!
Wow. Twenty times?!!?!? But yeah, we know I have mono cause I've been feeling sick for a week and a half or so and the doctor couldn't figure out what it was. Then I found out that I was sharing a drink at work about a month ago with someone who had mono so I got tested. Lo and behold, I tested positive! :[