Hello. I am a 20 year old male. So about 3 weeks ago I began to feel really crappy. I had a fever, body aches, dizziness, sinus headache, eyeball pain.... no cough or sore throat though.
I went to the doctor and he was surprised that my throat didnt hurt because my tonsils were swollen and had those white patches on them. He put me on some antibiotics which didnt seem to do much.
My sinusses still hurt afterwards however so I went back into the doctor and she gave me some more antibiotics... my throat still didnt hurt.
Then about 3 days into that course of antibiotics my throat really began to hurt badly. I went to see an ENT a couple days ago and he gave me another antibiotic and said that if this didnt work theyd probably have to remove the tonsils.
Its going on like 3 days now and the antibiotics dont seem to be helping the sore throat at all. My glands are all swollen and the entire right side of my throat kills. Its red and just kills especially when I swallow.
It seems odd to me that the antibiotics arent working... could it be that I have mono? They have never checked me for it.... they never even swabbed my throat.... they just started prescribing antibiotics,
Should I go in and ask to be swabbed and tested for mono? Do mono sore throats hurt this bad? Does mono ever cause bacterial sore throats instead of just viral? How long does it take mono sore throats to go away on their own?
Im kind of freaked out because if it is bacterial then nothing is working and that freaks me out. I dont want the tonsils out, especially right now with school starting up again.
Besides for the sore throat I have felt ok recently. The fever that I had a week ago seemed to go away, but this morning my sore throat seems to be accompanied by a sick feeling again. Throughout this entire past like three weeks I have definitely felt fatigued, tired, and dizzy. I hear though that many people with mono get a rash when they are prescribed antibiotics and I have had no such rash. Does that always happen?
I am having almost the exact same experience!!! tried 2 different antibiotics which did nothing and still have the sore throat and extreme fatigue. What did you end up doing? Did your symptoms go away or did you have to get your tonsils out?