thyroid, re-occuring mono, fatigue, and more...

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Vienna, VA

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#1
Sep 1, 2007
 
Hi!

Kinda long, so...

I'm a 24 yr old female previously diagnosed around age 18 as hypo. Went into the military and had to hide my disorder, but continued to take Synthroid- until I went off it for a few months, and tested normal at 2.2. I thought at the time I was off the medication long enough that it would test correctly- plus the medication wasn't helping the way it should have. This was all around two years ago.

I'm not at 6.12, low-grade hypo. I've always been tired most the time and unmotivated most my teen/adult life, from which espresso is my savior. Recently, however, I've become a bit more fatigued, as well as, in the past three months, experienced: tension headaches, increased fatigue, slightly decreased appetite, joint and muscle aches and pains mainly upper body, and insomnia/probs waking up; the past two weeks/few days: much increased 'confusion', memory problems, and loss of words (which has been bad for years), tender glands on my throat, fever-like-symptoms (without an actual fever).

I'm interested in the connection also between mono, CFS, and hypothyroidism. I've been diagnosed with mononucleosis three times, first when I was a young teen and most recently a year and a half ago.

If anyone has any information for me, or a similar story (I'm still reading through everyone else's posts!), sharing would be much appreciated!

I know I'm low grade hypo, but I'm wondering why my symptoms are like this!
blonders

Auckland, New Zealand

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Sep 14, 2008
 
Hi,

I'm also interested in any connection between mono and hypo...I had mono with several relapses over 2-3 years starting when i was 25. I never really felt like I got back to my normal self, but when I went to the doctor they said I was completely healthy and it was all in my head. They did thyroid tests as recently as 2 years ago, and they all came up clean.

I'm 30 now, and was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism--my tests are just barely above/below the 'normal' range, but I'm really tired all the time, moody, fatigued, dizzy/faint, and am just generally 'slower' mentally and physically than I used to be.

anyone else have a similar story?
smitty

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Jun 17, 2009
 
About 2 years ago I started dating my partner. About 2 months after that I was diagnosed with strep throat. I didn't have a strep test or throat culture done because I didn't have insurance but my tonsils were swollen with white dots, I had absolutely no energy and also had the accompanying symptoms of headaches, watery-eyes and runny nose. I went on antibiotics and felt better after a couple of weeks. I started to get bad sore throats about every 3-4 months since then. I never had a strep test up until this point and with each new sore throat I would go to the doctor and get antibiotics. My doctor didn't question my first diagnosis and I was pretty sure I knew how the strep felt and so I would catch it earlier and earlier and just have the doc call in the prescription. I finally got my tonsils taken out thinking this would fix my problem. It's been one month since my tonsillectomy and I felt the onset of strep again. I had my doc so a throat culture and in the meantime she prescribed antibiotics since it would take about a week to get the results. The results are in and they are negative for strep.

This is the issue. I used to have alot of energy, go running and workout regularly. Since I got the initial strep I have had no energy and have gained weight. The times I try to exercise I get fatigued really quickly. I wake up tired even though I try to keep a regular sleep schedule and at least 8 hours of sleep. I don't feel like going anywhere or doing anything.

My poor partner. I know she misses the vibrate person I used to be, so do I. Also, I have been suspecting her to be a carrie of strep without the symptoms. I'm going to have her go in for a strep test this week. She does work around kids alot.

My question is, is could I also have mono? I'm always tired but I still go to work (tired) so it's not like I can't move or anything. I had my doc do a hypothyroidism test about 5 months ago and all my tests came back normal. Would mono have showed up in that test?

I'm concerned because what if my partner doesn't have strep and what if I get tested for mono and it comes back negative? Then I'll have run out of ideas.
Nicole

Joliet, IL

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Oct 6, 2009
 
This is weird- I have hypothyroid and every time they test for mono it comes back positive.
Jonathan

Upper Darby, PA

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Oct 27, 2011
 
I have been feeling almost exactly the same way with nearly the same circumstances. Was also in the military and got mono afterwards though without relapses. Now coming up on 30 with the same symptoms as you and wondering what's happening. Please if you have an update, I'm sure there are a few who'd like to read it.
blonders wrote:
Hi,
I'm also interested in any connection between mono and hypo...I had mono with several relapses over 2-3 years starting when i was 25. I never really felt like I got back to my normal self, but when I went to the doctor they said I was completely healthy and it was all in my head. They did thyroid tests as recently as 2 years ago, and they all came up clean.
I'm 30 now, and was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism--my tests are just barely above/below the 'normal' range, but I'm really tired all the time, moody, fatigued, dizzy/faint, and am just generally 'slower' mentally and physically than I used to be.
anyone else have a similar story?
Jennifer

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#6
Nov 2, 2011
 
I echo so many of the comments above. Throw in a misdiagnosis of acid reflux and supposedly that's what was causing my thyroid to swell. I go to the doctor in two weeks for my annual and blood tests, so we'll see where things land. Please continue to update these posts with updates on your progress.

Ages 28-31 I was diagnosed with mono and have had 2-3 relapses over the years. My thyroid tests are always border line for Hypo and instead they treat me with depression meds, tell me to excercise and get more sleep. I cannot lose weight and continue to gain it slowly despite my efforts. I take the acid reflux meds although I don't know why! Think I'll print this web page and take it to the doctor with me!:) Good luck.
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Belgrade, Serbia

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#7
Nov 28, 2011
 
1 of the most typical microbial infection in youngsters is the strep throat infection. As soon as they get infected it's not hard to see what exactly affects them. The very best thing is that you simply donít have to worry concerning this disease due to the fact it does not last long and may be treated very simply. As soon as your son or daughter starts whining and also you discover some of the strep infection signs or symptoms it is best to visit your health practitioner.
http://www.strepthroatsymptomsblog.com/

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