I was tested positive for mono in January. I rested for 10 weeks. I began jogging a week or two ago. My glands just this week began to swell. All of a sudden I am feeling helpless as if this will never go away. Do I stop jogging? i feel as if my life is stopped and i can't enjoy the prime time of my life. please help me
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.
You want to know whether you should stop jogging a few weeks after being diagnosed and treated for mononucleosis.
Mononucleosis, also known as mono is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It is characterized with a sore throat, fever, fatigue, weight loss, malaise, pharyngeal inflammation, petechiae, loss of appetite, lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes), splenomegaly (enlarged spleen), hepatitis and hemolysis (the bursting of red blood cells).
According to the data that you described, it seems likely that you experienced mono. Exercising and jogging increase the production of degradation products which are normally processed in the liver. Because the liver is affected during mono, it may not function properly and clear the blood from the degradation products. So, refrain from exercises and jogging until the blood levels of liver enzymes such as AST and ALT are back in the normal ranges. You may consider consulting with your doctor when you may start exercising.
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