my 16 yr old has been feeling crappy off and on for six weeks

Danielle - posted on 10/13/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my 16 yr old daughter has been feeling crappy off and on for about 6 weeks when i took her to the doctor 4 weeks ago and he said it was just a bug that has to run it's course but it just wont go away when she feels crappy she loses her appatite and when she dose eat it don't always agree with her she gets slight fevers has no energy and her whole body aches you can see it in her when she don't feel good she looks run down, i am at a loss i don't know whats wronge with her or how to make her get over this "bug". Any ideas would be greatly appretiated...thanks

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Jane - posted on 10/13/2011

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According to the Mayo Clinic website, mononucleosis sometimes leads to a serious condition called chronic active EBV infection, which is characterized by persistent illness more than six months after the initial mononucleosis diagnosis. Also, folks with weakened immune systems CAN get mono more than once, people like my daughter who was born missing several important chunks of her immune system. There are also illnesses such as hepatitis and toxoplasmosis that can mimic the symptoms of mononucleosis.

Her doctor needs to get off his butt and look into things further. If he won't then get another doctor.

Kate CP - posted on 10/13/2011

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I have an immune disorder that characterized itself like this (starting with mono) when I was 15. I had a rash on my hands and feet that didn't itch, I slept for 14 hours a day, and a low grade fever that would come and go.

Take her to the doctor and demand he act like a damn doctor and DO something.

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Danielle - posted on 10/13/2011

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The doctor I. Took her to was not her regular he was on vacation but I think your right about the second opinoin I have take her brother in tomorrow for his physical check up I will ask him what he think. About all your suggestion thanks

Tinker1987 - posted on 10/13/2011

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have you ruled out pregnancy? sorry had to be suggested lol...but yes i would see another doctor. for a second opinion.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/13/2011

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Hmmm....I would opt for a different doctor if this one does not pursue blood work.

Bonnie - posted on 10/13/2011

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6 weeks is a real long time just to have a 'bug'. I would get another opinion. I had a bug back in August and early September that lasted 3 weeks and that was difficult enough.

Danielle - posted on 10/13/2011

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That's what I thought but She had mono about a year ago and the doctor said you only get it once

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