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12-24-2004, 04:08 PM
i feel like i am dying anyone know any tips or anything on how to get red of mono?
12-24-2004, 05:57 PM
If you think you have mono...go to a doctor ASAP! Thats nasty stuff.
12-24-2004, 06:08 PM
I agree!! I have never had it and hope never to get it!
Man, Mono can put you out of commision for months and can lower your immune system long after you have recovered from it. I know someone who has had it 3 yrs ago and she gets sick every month. Recently she caught and thankfully recovered from Viral Meningitis(serious stuff). The doctors have told her that her immune system is still suffering the effects of Mono.
If you think you have it definetely go to the doctor asap and I think all you can do to recover from it is rest.
12-26-2004, 06:32 PM
I had it i just got out the hospital i was in it for christmas that wasn't to fun. But they had me on
anti-imflammatorys to get red of the swelling in my neck and it went down alot but i just wanna get back to lifting but that could be awhile.
12-26-2004, 06:35 PM
Rest, and recover man. Take lots of Vitamin C, and medication. Dont rush back, the iron will be there waiting for you when you do /forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
12-27-2004, 02:56 PM
yup get to the doctor quick!!
If you do have mono (and this will only be diagnosed with a blood test), to my knowledge there isnt really any treatment for it. You have to just let it run its course. But the bad news is that you could be out of actions for a long time. Get your doctor to check you out quick! It may just be a bad flu or viral infection
12-27-2004, 02:56 PM
yup get to the doctor quick!!
If you do have mono (and this will only be diagnosed with a blood test), to my knowledge there isnt really any treatment for it. You have to just let it run its course. But the bad news is that you could be out of actions for a long time. Get your doctor to check you out quick! It may just be a bad flu or other viral infection
Armor for Sleep
12-27-2004, 04:44 PM
umm what is mono, and how can i avoid it??? is this that 'kissing disease' i heard about ?
12-27-2004, 05:10 PM
Monnucleosis (The spelling I'm not quite sure on)...is basically a viral infection that seriously depressed your immune system, and leaves you somewhat bed ridden for months, depending on how severe, and how fast it is caught. Its definetly not something that you want to get. To avoid it? Ummm, keep up with your vitamin C, and nutrition in general....sleep of course...and avoid direct physical contact with anyone who has it.
12-27-2004, 11:20 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but 'Mono' is the American phrase for Glandular Fever [over here] and this family of viruses. If so, I am going to write some info for you: (I think it also means Monkey in Spanish, but I guess your not refering to that!)
..I had it twice in my teenage years. As they are viruses (from the Herpes family) it will live in your blood forever (I had two different strains)... You both get it and feel its symptoms when your immune system is down. Particularly chronic fatigue and the swelling of glands; for me it was in the grion which made walking uncomfortable as well as under my jaw and armpits.
First things first - SEE A DOCTOR. but from memory there is still relatively little they can do. Heres what I did:
* Eat well (vitamin supps, echinatia, greens etc) - being interested in BBing youll know about this
* Sleep regularly and well (9hrs or so for me) - dont overdo this as you can feel the pysch effects of being overtired - thus falsely exaggerating the symptoms
* I had to give up exercise completely for over 6 months. I would feel better and hit the gym (was boxing at the time) and would get sick straight away. Your case might be different - my doc actually recommended moderate exercise
..in truth, very little made me feel better other than time, rest and nutrition - though I did try a health food product called 'Fermented Wheat Germ' which STANK and came in a little bottle.. you had to drink this alone or with a non-acidic juice such as beetroot juice. It wasnt cheap but I did feel GOOD after a week or so - in a strange enlightening sort of way you get after being unwell for a little while.
I really hope you feel better and some of this helps you.
12-27-2004, 11:24 PM
..yes, I must also stress Rycanco's point - your glands etc will swell up to fight other illnesses in their respective area in the body - this is not mono. Anti-Flam drugs will relieve you but not help you - hence some of the above info, my friend.
So you will need a blood test (many people have had it years ago and didnt even know!)... I dont know exactly HOW bad you are feeling - but given that you are getting a blood test also investigate the possibility of getting them to check for Espein-Barr Syndrome (sp?) which has similar, more severe, symptoms and is prevelant in elite atheletes who really push themselves.
Armor for Sleep
12-27-2004, 11:35 PM
...wow i didnt know it was that serious. i always thought you kiss an infected girl or drink her coke or something and you feel all depressed and weak for a few days. im really gonna be strict on taking my vitamin C now
08-26-2005, 03:05 PM
I was just diagnosed with mono and was told to rest a lot and eat right. Of course I will do these things but I was wondering exactly how much vitamin C and glutamine I can take a day, like the maximum, assuming money is not a problem so that maybe I can help my immune system out with any other problems that may arise and strengthen it as much as possible. Please help!
08-26-2005, 05:24 PM
I've had mono twice, and been really lucky that it was mild both times! (knocks on wood!)
Both times I just felt really tired for 2-3 weeks, and only went to the doctor the second time because my lymph nodes had really swelled.
I hope it's mild for you too buddy!
08-26-2005, 05:55 PM
Great advice guys!
08-26-2005, 07:56 PM
There is really nothing the doc can do for mono I would not bother paying to copay. Just stay home dont do much and drink water. Thats what I did when I got mono and I'm still typing.
08-27-2005, 01:40 PM
You NEED to be diagnosed if you have mono-like symptoms, as there are other much nastier things that cause death-like tiredness.
Another reason for seeing a doctor is to find out if the mono has enlarged your liver and to what degree. With only a mild case, I had an enlarged liver, which can be easily ruptured with a direct blow.
08-27-2005, 07:16 PM
Whoa - we resurrected an old post there! I hope you all are feeling better - the above is also right - many things can cause this tiredness.. a couple of the old boxers at my gym were completely outed bc they got this Espein Barr Syndrome (havent searched and dont know the spelling)... its like a bad mono you get when overtraining and under resting and nutrition-ing
08-28-2005, 11:51 PM
Mono does suck but fortunatly for me my symptons didn't last very long. About two weeks even if that and yes I was diagnosed with the virus from the hospital. Its pretty hard to eat when you have mono because you could lose your appetite and the swelling of the throat can make it painful.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I do beleive that you can only get mono once?
Also, some people can get it but not even know it. They are carriers.
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