When I was 26 years old I got mono. Main symptom - severe fatigue. No sore throat, no fever, no stomach pain, etc. It took me at least 6 mos to start to feel better and even then I never felt like I got over it. One year later (I'm now 27) it's back. The fatigue is affecting my job, my relationships and my health. New symptom/cause - depression. Now on Cymbalta for the depression and still having extreme fatigue issues. I was told the mono had re-activated itself. I want to get better. I want my life back. Any suggestions??
OMG- i am so glad i found this post, I just got back from the dr and was told my blood test showed i "had" mono at one time and the dr thinks i have reactive mono, I am 48.....for all i know i had the original mono in my mid 20's while i was raising two children and wouldnt think twice about being this exhausted all the time.......I was blaming the fatigue & depression on the death of my Dad 7 months ago but now i know i am not the only one