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I have been quite sick now for 6 weeks. It began with incredible chills and fever and rash.abdominal pain under left ribcage,left chest, left back and arm. Also night sweats and day sweats, which are still going on, as well as DIZZINESS that hits me out of nowhere and will knock me off my feet if I don't sit or lie down. Also just this incredible weakness that overcomes me and if I don't lay down I will surely pass out. Heart seems quite tempermental these days and always breathless. So, my question is this...How can I be 47 and have Mono this bad again when I had it 30 years ago,and why don't doctors know about this adult mono and what to do about it?! Suggestions,please.


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replied March 30th, 2009
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The symptoms you reported might be related to mononucleosis. However, other similar conditions (cytomegalovirus) have to be ruled out. Both can stay dormant after acute infection and usually do not cause additional symptoms. However, in person with weakened immune system the infection might manifest itself again.
Because there is no specific treatment for mononucleosis, you might only want to try to confirm mononucleosis and rule out other mononucleosis-like conditions, as well as do some laboratory tests that might reveal some immune system health issues.


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