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how long have you been sick?
About 3.5 weeks now
have you been tested for mon?
no, I did not get tested because I had no sore throat at all
well, that is the test I would be looking for
mono and CMV (cytomegalovirus)
the joint aches and tender nodes are NOT consistent with a lymphoma
they are either an infection or an autoimmune diseaes
If the mono and CMV are negative and you are still sick after 6 weeks, I would get a referral to a rheumatologist
there are some automimmune disease which don't show up on the regular screening labs
they are called seronegative and need a specialist for diagnosis
okay, and the acid reflux could be a symptom of those specific disorders or infections?
correct- or stress
people get bad gastritis when they are stressed or sick
it is called 'stress gastritis'
the "butterfly" rash on my face immediately caused my doctor to test for auto immune, and in the meantime I will get those tests done to rule out
and get retested in another 3 weeks if not better
a virus can cause a rash too
okay, thank you
you are welcome
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one last thing--can a CMV test be given at a CVS type clinic along with mono, or is that a test that would need to be done elsewhere?
no it is easily ordered from a regular clinic
very common test
okay, great. Thank you very much
another test they may want to do- just to be safe, is HIV
that's all I have...thank you
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