About three or so weeks ago I came down with an awful flu-like thing, a sore throat worse than I've ever had, it hurt to even swollow my own spit! My neck hurt even just moving it up and down and sideways. About four days later I went to the urgent care as I'm new to my area and don't have a doctor yet.
I told him I was worried I had mono and he had me move my neck, while it hurt, he said if I had mono I wouldn't be able to do that. He thought I had strep, took a test but it came back negitive, he still thought I had it has the nurses screwed up the test anyhow so he put me on amoxacillian 875mg twice a day for 10 days.
I started to feel much better a few days later but my neck still hurt slightly and then my sore throat came back. This past thursday I noticed my left cheek started to feel a little warm and odd, like sandpaper, by the end of the day I had a fine slightly red rash that feels gritty like sandpaper covering my whole face. It itches like crazy, even on my eyelids! It's now moved slowly to my ears and neck and I think it's even starting on my left arm!
I'm worried sick about what it could be, I've tried to avoid itching as much as possible and have a doc appointment this monday, though I don't think I can wait that long. I stopped that the amoxacillian on Friday but am worried as I've still not totally recovered. Also I've been getting very tired and very much believe I have mono.
Wow, that's one of the silliest things I have heard a doctor say in regards to mono. I had mono twice this year and could move my neck any which way you wanted with only a slight sore throat and if I had a fever it was very mild so I didn't notice.
The rash on your face makes it even more possible that it is mono because amoxicillin will cause a rash with someone who has mono. It's pretty well documented.
You need to get a good doctor who will not only run a monospot test but also run the longer test for mono which requires them to run an EBNA to identify whether or not you just have antibodies for mono which most people have and if it is active infection. Doctors cannot definitively diagnose mono without the appropriate tests because they have to differentiate a carrier from someone who carries and has an active current infection. It's very likely you have mono. Your neck could hurt because of swollen lymph nodes. The cervical lymph nodes are the ones most commonly involved in mono.
I would be retested by a qualified doctor. You can have mono relapses and you need to know so you can start taking care of yourself now or you will have heck to pay in the future.