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Old 07-02-2012, 04:22 PM
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Hey guys,

I've recently been having some symtoms that are scaring me. I'll start with some background information. I'm 23, exercise rigorously, eat junk food binge style about every other day (topic for another thread). Although I eat like that, I'm still in pretty good shape.

Okay, heres what has been happening:

On Saturday I was at the gym, and I felt a lot more fatigue than usual. I was also a bit weaker. I left the gym and had some coffee and read a book. Everything was fine. Saturday night I kept waking up with horrible neck pain and a horrible headache. I woke up after about 8 hours of sleeping and just felt horrible. I went back to sleep for another 7 hours. The last 2 days I've woke up with a headache.

My back around my shoulder blades was also sore, which was strange because I haven't exercised my back in about a week. So I was thinking I could have unknowingly pinched a nerve in my back, which could be causing my neck pain and headaches.

While massaging my neck, I noticed these little pea sized lumps on the sides of my neck, near my lymph nodes. This is what began to scare me. So I went to the doctor yesterday. He noticed there are white spots on the back of my throat (more on the left side). So he has me on some tonsilitis treatment for 2 days. If it doesn't work they have to do a biopsy.

So here is a summary of all my symptoms:

Tight neck, tender lymph nodes, small pea sized lumps near the lymph nodes, headaches, night sweats (I had night sweats for about 2 months a couple years ago), an all around hazy feel to what's going on, white spots on the back of the throat, my body is craving more water than usual

Anybody have any idea what's going on? The only things I found were some type of lymphoma or tuberculosis (which I was tested for a couple years ago when I was having the night sweats).
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:49 PM
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Your body isn't craving water, it is craving minerals.

When you sweat, you don't just lose water,you lose vitamins and minerals. These have to be replaced on a daily basis, because if you don't, you become deficient and get sick.

There are no minerals or vitamins in a junkfood diet... get where I'm going with this?

Also, those white spots are most likely candida, which is a yeast infection. Do a little research on this.

The lumps could be related to the lymphatic system, but is difficult to guess at this point.

My best advice would be to research doctor joel wallach on youtube.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:56 PM
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Im sure my body is craving minerals. But I am sure it is also craving water. I usually exercise hard a couple hours a day and sweat a lot. I haven't exercised the last 3 days and I've been wanting more water than ever.

The doc said he thinks the lumps are related to the lymphatic system.

I'll look into candida, I don't know much about it.
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Your symptoms sound like a Mononucleosis outbreak, which is usually caused by Epstein Barr Virus(EBV).

https://www.livestrong.com/article/94...mono-symptoms/

Herbs that strengthen the immune system will help, such as Astragalus and Echinacia, whilst Olive leaf Extract and Cats Claw will help fight the virus.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/37...dies-for-mono/
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Good catch liverock. Seems like the doctor would have caught that. Mono also affects the lymph nodes. At first, I was thinking of strep, but mono fulfills the symptoms thus far. The article mentions cats claw and olive leaf extract. I would also use pau d'arco.
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Good catch liverock. Seems like the doctor would have caught that. Mono also affects the lymph nodes. At first, I was thinking of strep, but mono fulfills the symptoms thus far. The article mentions cats claw and olive leaf extract. I would also use pau d'arco.
I think its a good idea to strengthen the immune system with Astragalus or Echinacia at the same time, as mono can linger on for a long time if the immune system is not strong enough. I thought the doctor would have checked for Mono as well. Perhaps he doesnt treat many teenagers!
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Good catch liverock. Seems like the doctor would have caught that. Mono also affects the lymph nodes. At first, I was thinking of strep, but mono fulfills the symptoms thus far. The article mentions cats claw and olive leaf extract. I would also use pau d'arco.
Thanks for the replies guys. Youve put my mind more at ease for the night. Ive really been worrying about it being something very serious
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the doc says that he is confident that I have tonsillitis and cervical lymphadenitis.

I also ordered some echinacae and olive leaf extract from your suggestions. I also got some propolis tincture.
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Tonsilitis can cause cervical lymphadenitis but so can Mono.With Tonsilitis the throat is usually more swollen and very inflamed.

https://www.freemd.com/cervical-lymph...ying-cause.htm
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Now I have a rash on my chest, neck, face, and a little on my back. It gets worse on my neck and face. It goes away temporarily if I splash worth cold water on press it. Scarlet fever?
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Now I have a rash on my chest, neck, face, and a little on my back. It gets worse on my neck and face. It goes away temporarily if I splash worth cold water on press it. Scarlet fever?
If you have a red blotchy rash it still looks like Mono to me.

https://www.mademan.com/mm/how-recogn...osis-rash.html
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I'm back at the docs and he still says I don't have mono. He says the rash is a reaction from three drugs which I have been taking for 8 days. I asked him to take a blood test to check for mono, although I know they aren't always accurate. I also told him I wanted to take echinacea, astragalus, olive leaf, propolis, and others. He told me no nutritional supplements. He took me off the medication and gave me some antihistamines. He also told me no protein rich foods, but that bean curds were okay...

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I have some updates if anyone wants to chime in:

I had another blood test. This time my liver and kidney function tests came back out of wack.

Liver tests:
AST - 182
ALT - 284
GTP - 100
LDH - 1025
The other 3 liver function tests came back normal.

Kidney tests: (I dont know what they say because they are in Korean)
The first one says the normal level is between .6-1.4, Im at 1.5
The other test doesnt have a normal zone but it says in parenthesis "westergreen, wintrobe" and my score is 7.

Any thoughts?

I don't really drink. I exercise heavy most days. A lot more than I probably should. I can't really give anymore clues as to why my levels are so outrageous.
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Its quite normal for your liver enzymes to be affected by viral infections like Mono or other infectious diseases. Mono can also cause a kidney infection. I would think it best to avoid exercise until the infection clears up as your spleen could be enlarged if it is mono.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/30...-enzymes-mono/

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/l...-mononucleosis
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Its quite normal for your liver enzymes to be affected by viral infections like Mono or other infectious diseases. Mono can also cause a kidney infection. I would think it best to avoid exercise until the infection clears up as your spleen could be enlarged if it is mono.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/30...-enzymes-mono/

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/l...-mononucleosis
I had him give me a blood test for mono, but he didn't say anything about it yesterday. He said whatever is causing my liver enzymes to be elevated is also causing my kidney problem. I still haven't had a sore throat. I just feel tired and foggy headed, and I still have the rash, but it is going away I think. I do actually think it may have been a reaction to the medicine.

As for exercise, do you think walking or light cycling would be fine?
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