Mononucleosis

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What is mononucleosis?

Mononucleosis, also known as glandular fever, is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Some symptoms may include fever, swelling of the lymph nodes, exhaustion and a lingering sore throat

Common symptoms reported by people with mononucleosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with mononucleosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Migraine)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
mononucleosis (1)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NoDoz)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)

Data from patients with mononucleosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with mononucleosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision double vision (diplopia) 6 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth excessive thirst (polydipsia) 7 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Migraine)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
mononucleosis (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NoDoz)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chemical dependency
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with mononucleosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has mononucleosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 19
30s 15
40s 18
50s 22
60s 10
70+ 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 76

These charts show data from mononucleosis patients who have completed their condition history
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