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Diagnosed with mono, mild swelling in armpits and groin, salivary glands, strange sensations from chest to armpits with anxiety. How can I recover fast?

I was diagnosed with mono recently through blood test . I was told the acute stage was in the last 6 months. I am 44 yrs old, male. I am a semi pro cyclist . I train up to 250 miles a week with very hard efforts in which HR is 175 plus routinely. . I had no idea I had mono yet I knew I was extremely fatigued and my left side ( back) under rib cage burned with pain especially during training ( spleen?). I lost my appetite ( which has returned). Now It seems my lymph nodes are mildly swollen in arm pits and groin . My saliva gland behind my left jaw has swollen putting pressure on my ear and face. I have been on bed rest with mild walks in the evening for about three weeks now. I also have strange sensations that seem to go through my chest muscle from the arm pit region. BTW I never had fever that i know of. I have had ct scan and extensive blood work ( all clear except for mono).....All of this is just strange and anxiety has gripped me because of the strange nature of my symptoms. Do I simply rest and fallow doctors orders? Is what I have described usual for adult mono sufferer? Any suggestions for recovery, swollen glands, anxiety ( Im such a sissy!)....Thanks so much
Asked On : Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Mono is known to cause atypical symptoms with fatigue, body ache and increased sensation in adults more than 40 years of age. Just relax and follow your doctor's advice. Take rest have, plenty of fluids and trust your doctor!!!
Answered: Tue, 15 Apr 2014
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