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Question / Poll Time! EBV / Mono

Question / Poll Time! EBV / Mono

Curious to know how many of you have had mono or Epstein Barr Virus in your lifetime? Yes/No/No Idea?

I had mono/EBV at 16 or so in High school. I missed a month of school and was hospitalized for two weeks. I did a huge paper on it for biology class the following year. Of course, not realizing that it may have significance later in my life, I wish I'd hung onto that paper!

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posted 3 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Since 95% of the adult world population carry EBV, I would say yes, but really I don't know. I could be in that 5%. I've never been tested.

posted 2 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had mono twice and carry the Epstein Barr twice. I also had hepatitis when I had mono. It took a year out of my life. The doctors told me hardly anyone gets mono twice and if they do, they don't survive the second time. God has always shone down on me.

posted 3 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Bad mono at 16. Run down for months after. I feel like that caused fatigue throughout my life

posted 3 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, I had mono for 3 months in my early twenties

posted 3 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had mono when jr in high school

posted 2 days ago
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