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my daughter is a freshman in college on the east coast -
she is doing well in many ways but has had one cold after
another and a fever on and of for the last week. a blood
test at the health center today revealed that she has mono.
Any advice with mono in particular and/or immune system
strengthening protocol, herbs, supplements, etc...
I'm so sorry about your daughter. I don't have any advice for you
about strengthening her immune system but I wanted to reassure you
that freshmen with mono must be really common for some reason. My
son's roommate in his freshman year at U.Arizona was out for most of
one semester with mono, mostly languishing in bed in their dorm room
with the lights out, and my niece in Florida spent a couple of months
of her freshman year in bed with mono. I guess there are just lots of
kids with lots of germs packed in together and trying to be
self-sufficient for the first time.
I hope your daughter gets well soon!
My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with Mono 2 months ago. Many
people told us to kiss her Junior Year spring semester goodbye (as she
wouldn't be kissing anything else!)because she'd be so fatigued. I
went online to look for immune boosting products and found two that we
used. The first is MONOCLR (MONOCLR.COM) which is an Ionic Silver
Throat Spray. The other is a product called GlandNurse for Mono.
(treatfast.com). It's an herbal formula. She got on them right away
and those, plus a lot of rest, early bedtimes, a good multivitamin,
Dandelion tea for her liver, good diet etc. all helped her recover a
lot faster than we'd imagined. Two months after her diagnosis she's
not 100% as she still fatigues if she stays up late, but she's dancing
8 hours a week. I wish you and your daughter well. I think rest is one
of the most essential remedies for Mono. Good luck.
I had a different disease (Ross River Virus) which left me exhausted
for ten months. I found acupuncture helpful - there was a significant
effect after four or five sessions. I think the hardest part is
dealing with the disappointment and frustration that comes from not
being able to do anything. Also, when you begin to get better, the
tendency is to rush off and try to do everything that you didn't get
done, and burning out. Dealing with something like this is a huge
life lesson - if you can look at it that way.
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