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Well, so I've always been a very healthy person..but around about November I started to go to bed earlier, and I noticed I didn't eat as much and had little appetite. I also lost about five lbs, and was constantly tired and just thought I was worn out. I went on vacation over Christmas and that's when it all really started. I came down with what I thought was just your average cold, until it didn't go away. I kept trying to tell my mom I didnt feel well but she insisted I go to school, that I was just in a weird phase. I then woke up one night with constant chills and then sweats, chills then I'd sweat. I went to school that morning, with a low fever of about 99 and then ended up going home early because I couldn't stand it anymore- I felt horrible. I went to a walk-in clinic, where the fever was then at 102 degrees, and I was diagnosed with a small case of tonsilitis. Then I went back and forth between doctors and emergency rooms, because we couldn't figure out what was going on. Turns out it wasn't tonsilitis. I've had literally every symptom you could possibly imagine-diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, high fevers, low fevers, body aches, sore throat, headaches, stomach aches, loss of appetite, dehydration, side aches(around my liver and kidneys), enlarged spleen, dizziness, fatigue, hallucinations, the whole nine yards. Eventually I was diagnosed with mono and ended up in the hospital because I lost so much weight and was extremely dehydrated. They still do not know why I lost as much weight as I did..I was 93 lbs(I'm usually about 112). I have managed to gain some of the weight back since being discharged from the hospital but not all of it. Since then I have been extremely sick, and feel worse after I eat..my stomach will cramp up often and I will randomly get sharp pains for no reason. It will feel sour and acidic at times and gets to the point of bringing me to tears it hurts so much. If I go for awhile without eating I feel OK and my stomach doesn't seem to act up as much and is just a straight dead line for awhile but its only a matter of time before I need to eat again(I've learned to force myself to or else I don't and it will just make me even more sick in the end) and I end up feeling the same way- I go from feeling anywhere from nauseous to cramped, bloated or sour. I get gas as well...basically I just really don't want to eat..I know that a lot of people have said that after having mono they haven't felt the same. So I guess my question is, does it sound like Celiac? Or is it just a bad case of mono? This has been going on for months now and I'm beginning to get worried as I have been diagnosed with mono for 8 weeks and I should have started to feel better awhile ago but I still don't feel right.

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I so sorry you have been so sick for so long. It's hard. I would ask your doctor to run a celiac panel as a first step. Mono can be a trigger illness with celiac, as can other illnesses and stressors. It can take a long time to resolve but a lot of what you are describing sounds IMHO like it may be celiac related.

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I so sorry you have been so sick for so long. It's hard. I would ask your doctor to run a celiac panel as a first step. Mono can be a trigger illness with celiac, as can other illnesses and stressors. It can take a long time to resolve but a lot of what you are describing sounds IMHO like it may be celiac related.

Thank you..

this makes me feel better like im not just imagining it all or anything..

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so it is possible that the mono could have triggered Celiac?

Yes it is. I am fairly certain my celiac was triggered by mono. I developed mono when I was 21 and had 2 years of illness that followed and was never diagnosed. The doctors were considered lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia among other options. They never even mentioned celiac. Eventually, I was starting to feel somewhat better and just gave up on all the testing. Now, 10 years later, I got my celiac diagnosis. I didn't even realize I was still sick when I was diagnosed, but looking back it is clear to me that mono was the trigger.

I hope you get answers soon and start to feel better.

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Yes it is. I am fairly certain my celiac was triggered by mono. I developed mono when I was 21 and had 2 years of illness that followed and was never diagnosed. The doctors were considered lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia among other options. They never even mentioned celiac. Eventually, I was starting to feel somewhat better and just gave up on all the testing. Now, 10 years later, I got my celiac diagnosis. I didn't even realize I was still sick when I was diagnosed, but looking back it is clear to me that mono was the trigger.

I hope you get answers soon and start to feel better.

thank you.

funny that you mention fybromialgia because my doctor was talking about that the other day...my mom seems to think all my stomach problems are just mono but I'm starting to really wonder if it is Celiac or not...

It really does not feel like Mono anymore. Seems to me more like something else is really going on with me.

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That sounds horrible!! Ugh!

Can Mono really trigger celiac? I seriously just had Mono myself last semester. I was feeling like I was finially over Mono, but I just wasn't getting better. I was just not feeling as good as I was before... tired and achy, and all sorts of stomach problems. Then I went on a gluten free diet - 3 weeks later I feel better then ever!

I hope you figure out what's wrong and get better!

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There was a thread on here a few years back asking people to tell what their "trigger" was. There were lots of triggers, but if I remember correctly, a good case of mono was the overwhelming response.

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There was a thread on here a few years back asking people to tell what their "trigger" was. There were lots of triggers, but if I remember correctly, a good case of mono was the overwhelming response.

Yes, I remember that too. Seems it's quite a common trigger.

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Yes I had some ramen noodles last night and not even an hour after I ate them my left side was cramping up and I felt horrible, I really hope I get some answers soon.

This is getting very old.

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have you tried seeing a holistic doctor?

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No?

This isn't a mental issue..

there is definitely something going on with my health.

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