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Experiences With Mono  
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

I was diagnosed with the ever fun mononucleosis on Tuesday after a blood test at the doctor. Since then, I've either been sleeping or feeling sicker than Yassar Arafat. I'm wondering how long it lasted for some of you. I probably got it at the worst possible time with the semester about to wind down and my professors are coving the most difficult material now. I really need to get back to class by Monday...  Sad


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User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Take some time off a.net and rest.

Hope you feel better. There are treatments but a full recovery might take a while. Good luck to you.

Since then, I've either been sleeping or feeling sicker than Yassar Arafat.

Arafat is almost dead. Hope your not that sick.

Seal your lips and use condoms....

[Edited 2004-11-04 21:15:23]


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

It lasted for 16 days for me. You can't go back to class on Monday, because you'll still be wildly contagious.

There are no mononucleosis treatments. My first doctor told me to take Advil and suck it up.

Well, my throat swelled shut, and I ended up becoming dangerously dehydrated and had to be taken to the hospital. They gave me a shot of steroids and 2 liters of iv fluids, then prescribed me a liquid codeine-based painkiller and liquid steroids to take to keep my throat in good enough shape to drink water.

It was a miserable experience. Remember not to lift anything heavy or walk around too much. Your liver is twice its normal size (I could actually feel mine in me as I walked around) and very susceptible to damage.

Also, don't take any antibiotics, even if you have them. They could kill you.

N


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Thats what happens when you mess with alot of chicks, Josh.

I can't say I feel bad for you though. It sucks the chick didn't tell you she had it, but thats the nature of the beast.

You mess with alot of chicks, odds are you're going to get something eventually.

At least you can still get handjobs



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User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

i gave mono to my ex-boyfriend. i am actually a carrier and can pass it off to others unknowingly at random times even though i myself never experienced the effects of mono. i ended up having to take care of him, he was out of the office for 10 days, and just couldnt bear to be out of bed for anything other than bathroom and eating.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Its possible to get mono from somebody without them having it.

Your body is exposed to mono constantly, and most people carry it or have been in contact with someone who is carrying it.

Your immune system defends you, usually, but if you're tired or stressed and you come in contact with someone carrying it, you can get it pretty easily.

N


User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

I'd say you're not as sick as Arafat, and not even as sick as Mrs. Edwards....

Both references just as sick and inappropriate.


User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Mono is a horrible experience. My throat had me in tears every time I swallowed. After the first week, the throat settled down, but the exhaustion was unbelievable. I`d sleep 12 hours, get up and watch 1-2 hours of TV, then go back to bed for 4 hours. Climbing a flight of stairs left me breathless, sweating and shaking. I was off work for 2 solid months, and didn`t feel back to normal for at least 6 months. Hopefully your experience won`t be as bad, but I remember it like it was yesterday, and really it was the summer of 93. As for the rest of you, if you hear someone has it, don`t go near them! This is serious stuff. I have no idea where I got it, except I`d been on a trip to Montreal and could have caught it on the flight. None of my relatives had symptoms, but who knows? And the beauty of this disease is you can catch it more than once. Pardon me while I go wash my hands and disinfect the keyboard.... Smile

User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1778 times:



User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Get better Josh, take lots of rest and just ride it out. That's the only advice I can give you. Hope your doing better.
Jordan


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8502 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

And Jcs17 gets out of donating blood for the rest of his life. Mono is contagious from blood, and donating if you've had mono is a no-go.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13940 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

I had it back in 1994, never felt as sick as during this time.
Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Bahr (Spelling?) virus, an omnipresent virus. Most people get it somewhere during their childhood, when it only produces the symptoms of a strong flu. If you get it as an adult though, it can cause bad complications, it especially attacks the liver or the heart. I got accute jaundice through it and the white of my eyes turned yellow and my urine brown.
My doctor let me stay at home instead of sending me to hospital, but I had to go there (just around the corner) to get blood samples taken every day to check my liver values.
It took me about 4 weeks in bed until the fever went down and I was as weak as a chicken for another 3-4 weeks.

It can get transmitted by kissing, but it is not a typical sexually transmitted desease, it can also spread by coughing or other aerosols, it doesn´t need direct intimate contact between two people.

The only good news for you is that once you had it, you´ll be immune for life.

Jan


User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

MD11Engineer, from what my doctor told me, and some research on the net, having had mono decreases the chances of getting it again, but isn`t a guarantee of immunity. As for donating blood, it is recommended not to give blood if you`ve had a recent case of mono, but ok afterwards.
Either way, it is no fun and no laughing matter, if you`ve ever had the misfortune to catch it.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

I would say lay off giving head to strangers for awhile.

User currently offlineMrNiji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

I was sick for more than 2 1/2 Months, while my in-law was sick for one day.. depends.. good luck and get better soon, I had a horrible time (I would never wish my worst enemies to have this desease  Big grin )

User currently offlineConvair990 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

I got struck with mono back in the summer of '93, and that was really awful. First I had problems keeping myself balanced whenever I was standing up or walking, and I couldn't keep anything in my stomach without brining it all back up, as a result I lost @ 20 lbs so I wound up being sent to the emergency room. The spinal tap told them I had mono, and a MRI showed that my cerebellum had somehow swollen up from the "kissing disease"...

Well, to make a long story short I spent a week in ICU only being able to be fed by the "tubes", and after my release wound up being stuck in my house for two months.....



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

"Climbing a flight of stairs left me breathless, sweating and shaking"

That already happens to Josh, even without mono.



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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

I still prefer stereo, I don't have a lot of experiences with mono, except in some older recordings and the stereo in a truck I used to ride around in on one of my summer jobs.

My suggestion is get another speaker.

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Well, I went to the doctor this morning and he said that it looked like I had a relatively mild case since I have had no fever, headache, or sore throat. Really, there are times where I feel okay (like right now), really tired, or just plain sick. My biggest complaint is muscle pain and weakness. The doctor said that he expects that I should be over it relatively quickly, within the next week to two weeks. He also told me to lay off the contact sports (there goes my intermural hockey scoring streak), and alcohol (damn!) for the next month or so. Looks like I got lucky though--in more ways than one, which is why I'm in this predicament  Big grin



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

You and your 'streaks,' Josh, first the hooking up streak then the hockey scoring streak. I think the only streaks you have are streaks on your underwear..

[Edited 2004-11-05 16:54:54]


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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Damn. It just hit me. A girl who I "dated" for about a month, it ended in early-Oct., told me that she once had mono two years ago. F'ing bitch!


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User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Well...the STD you gave her should make you even....

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Ever played Sweedish Rodeo?

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

So L.1011 finds it OK to steal, and Jcs finds it OK to kiss people (at least they're girls) out of wedlock.

Whatever happened to Conservative Values?


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Jcs finds it OK to kiss people (at least they're girls) out of wedlock.

Huh? Dude, you live a warped world. At least we know (like we didn't know already  Yeah sure ) how completely wacky and uninformed your views and opinions are. Not kissing girls out of wedlock is all of a sudden a conservative value? Hey, Mohammed get your head out of the Qu'ran and realize that I'm an American Republican, not a Wahabbi living in Saudi Arabia.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
25 777236ER : Not kissing girls out of wedlock is all of a sudden a conservative value? Hey, Mohammed get your head out of the Qu'ran and realize that I'm an Americ
26 Jaysit : A girl who I "dated" for about a month, The girl he got from 1-800-rent-a-who.. it ended in early-Oct., His dad got the credit card bill in early Oct.
27 Jcs17 : Listen knob, you got an STI from being promiscuous. Just keep digging yourself a bigger hole, knob. If you had any kind of knowledge what-so-ever, you
28 777236ER : Just keep digging yourself a bigger hole, knob. If you had any kind of knowledge what-so-ever, you would know that mono is not transmitted sexually. I
29 Jaysit : "Yup, I got cut off like you did when your parents found out you were a Sodomite." Awful, wasn't it, when they found us together? Amazing how you mana
30 AsstChiefMark : Your spleen is very swollen and is very fragile. Avoid situations where you could receive a blow to the upper left abdomen. Your spleen could rupture
31 Captoveur : Last I checked kissing out of wedlock was ok in all but the absolute most conservative outlook on things.. humping is another matter, I am betting JCS
32 777236ER : God willing, my parents never had sex.
33 Aa61hvy : I guess kissing is against the bible's teachings. Give me a break 77723. Kissing is kissing. Even the most devout Christian doesn't have an argument a
34 777236ER : Just pointing out (yet another) hypocracy in so-called 'Conservative Values'.
35 Jaysit : Those red states incidentally have the highest incidence of divorce and children born out of wedlock. As far as mono goes, you'll have to ask the orig
36 Post contains links and images Schoenorama : Slightly off-topic but interesting nevertheless: "Teens say oral sex isn't real sex According to the survey, 61 percent of those who had taken abstine
37 Jaysit : Well, that elusive hope of the Democratic party also touts the same line as teens. Remember his line "I did not have sex with that woman?" If face fuc
38 StarAC17 : guess kissing is against the bible's teachings. Give me a break 77723. Kissing is kissing. Even the most devout Christian doesn't have an argument ag
39 Ordflyer : I've had a few friends who got mono while in college....a pain but certainly could be worse. Explain the situation to your professors, they should be
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