I've got mono. What now?
April 5, 2007 6:34 PM Subscribe
MononucleosisFilter: I just got diagnosed with mono. My doctor says I will be pretty much incapacitated for the next three weeks or so. I have a few questions that the doc didn't really satisfy, and I thought I'd see if some Mefites could share their experience...
posted by buriednexttoyou to health & fitness (55 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Forgive my poor writing in this post, the fever is melting my brain a bit. Here are my questions:
1. I have a very low-stress (read: easy) job, which I think I would be able to perform even in my current fatigued state. I don't want to infect my coworkers, especially my germaphobic boss who has been known to regularly saturate her office with lysol spray. The doc says there's no reason to quarantine myself, but really, how infectious am I? Should I go back to work and try to quell the fears of the people around me, or should I just stay home?
2. Coach me on fighting this thing. Specifically what do you recommend I should eat and drink? There are no prescriptions for mono, but what medicines can I take to help the symptoms?
3. What am I gonna do for the next three weeks while I'm vegetating on the couch? I'm thinking a "Planet of the Apes" movie marathon. Got any ideas to keep this illness from completely wasting nearly a month of my life?