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had mono in high school and college

I am a 34 year old female. I first started to experience symptoms of mono when I was in Highschool. Extreme fatigue, soreness. Before this I had a very strong immune system and excluding some pretty wicked seasonal allergies had very little health issues. I ended up taking a year off before I went to college, mainly so that I could recuperate physically. Felt a little better. Then I went to college. At the beginning of the school year, I started to feel fatigue like I'd never felt before. It made my highschool symptoms seem like child's play. i just assumed it was really strong seasonal allergies because I moved to a different region. Kept pushing myself really hard in school. Half way through first semester, the congestion became extremely severe, and then I started vomiting. Couldn't hold food down for about two weeks, not even water. Kept going to the hospital. They eventually recommend that I be flown back home. I did so and my GP put me in the hospital. My lymphs were the size of golf balls, my liver was enlarged, and I had wasted away quite a bit from the violent vomiting, couldn't walk on my own. I spent two weeks in the hospital recovering and then two weeks at home before I could return to school. Now, years later, I am still experiencing fatigue and seem to get infections fairly easily. I am prone to repository infections and vomiting. I also seem to be battling some gender specific infections constantly. Is it possible that this is still the mono or is it something else? Help!
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replied August 28th, 2013
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Yes, Mono destroyed your immune system. I had it in high school and at 30 years old. Once you get it twice it seems to really throw the body out of balance. 4 Years later and I'm still messed up in many ways.
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