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Long term mononucleosis effects

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I am a 42 year old active wife, mom, minister, muralist & author. I was a healthy child. At 19, I contracted severe mono. Afterwards, I was sick w/all sorts of things for over a year. 23 years later, I have had numerous illnesses including over 20 surgeries, 7 miscarriages, chronic sinus & strep infections, bacteria’s, became allergic (hives) to 15 prescription medications, my body requires larger doses of meds; most pain meds don’t work at all. In 2008, I had a sinus surgery/tonsillectomy to stop the strep. They were always accompanied by a sinus infection. They stopped only to be replaced by ear infections. I never had either before mono. Oddly, the majority of my infections are on the left side of my body. Around 2006, I started having a variety of strange illnesses: body pains, migraines, kidney stones, skin cancer, hair loss. Blood revealed hyperthyroid. Meds did not work. A specialist discovered a virus on my auto immune system. By the time it was discovered, it was near the end. I had had it at least 2 years. All of the symptoms finally ceased for many months, then I started getting sick w/infections/bacteria. My vitamin D level was dangerously low. I take daily: Vitamins B, C, & D, a multi-vitamin, Mucinex D and DM (max strength) and an allergy pill. With all of that, I keep an ear infection &/or sinus infection & mucus. I contract bacteria’s for which antibiotics have a hard time overcoming. I’ve been off and on them for four months now. What is the connection w/all of this and mononucleosis & how do I get better? My doctors have all blown it off as though there is no connection, but I am NOT convinced. I was normal until that hit me so hard.
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replied February 10th, 2011
Your story seems similar to mine in a few ways. I am 41 and had mono first in 4th grade, again at 18, and just got it again. I have always had fatigue all my life tho and never thought it could be mono. I thought depression but still sleep a lot even when on antidepressants. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I also take syn=thyroid. Don't notice much difference with any meds cause I still feel like the bed pulls me down and I cannot fight it. Sleep is all I want always. It is all I can do to work and kids but just want to sleep.
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replied June 29th, 2012
My own health struggles have led me to believe that many of these diverse symptoms are related to poor functioning of the liver. As I have changed my diet and taken different liver support products, my symptoms have improved. Mono can damage the liver and spleen, a standard American diet is also very hard on the liver and gallbladder. The liver is responsible for so much that a compromised liver can result in systemic and diverse symptoms. I started researching with a doctor in spam unapproved who calls herself 'the liver doctor'. She was an ob/gyn who stumbled on the importance of the liver while practicing in her field.
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replied July 3rd, 2012
mono & immune system
thank you, rocketboy. i was looking up useful advice for my son who had mono when he was 19 & is 39 now. your review sent me to the liver doctor because MY immune system is quite compromised. i'm now researching her site. thanks again!! valuable info.
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