I was diagnosed with mono 2 weeks ago but have been sick for over a month. I have incredible heat that swells up inside of me and then breaks and I sweat severely. When this happens my heart races and it keeps me full of anxiety and unable to sleep. I am also very weak and tired. Has anyone else had these strange symptoms?? I have been taking coconut oil and it has helped some, but I am at my wit's end. I am 54 and I thought mono was a teenager's illness. Any suggestions from anyone out there??
I am so grateful for this home remedy website and forum! My daughter has Mono and over the last 2 days has had an unbearably sore thoat. We tried everything (salt water gargle, steriod solution gargle, advil, codiene...) and nothing was working. She couldn't even swallow her saliva. It was preventing her from sleeping, and when you have mono, thats all you want to do. I happened upon this website and she gave it a shot. Using the 3 tablespoons of ACV and Honey in warm water was not particularly appetizing, but after drinking it, she was able to sleep 4 hours and now says that her throat is so much better. I am now a believer in home remedies!
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Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Oceanside, Ca, United States
My daughter called from college and said she was pretty sure she had mono. I told her to start ACV and coconut oil in anything she could. The next day she was diagnosed with mono, but she kept up the ACV and coconut oil regimen, and 5 days later when she came home, although still a bit fatigued, all other symptoms had disappeared. The sore throat didn't get to the extremely painful level that I've heard others describe, and she didn't have to drop any classes!
I wish I had known about this website when I was sick with mononucleosis two years ago!
It took the doctors feeding me 3 series of antibiotics before they realized I had mono. That must have killed my intestinal bacteria which caused a yeast infestation. Not to mention that antibiotics do not kill viruses. Never agree to take any antibiotics before you have a diagnosis.
My daughter has a bad case of mono. Her tonsils were so swollen they were touching her uvula and she couldn't swallow any pain meds. We were having her gargle with a salt rinse, with no real relief. We called my inlaws and they suggested rinsing with a tsp of baking soda in lukewarm water followed by the salt rinse every two hours. Amazing! My daughter's tonsils are a little less swollen and it took the pain away for her to sleep for a lot longer last night. I found your site this morning when I was researching bs rinses. The doctor's we saw never even suggested it.
Well, I am finally going to take a few minutes to talk about my 18 year old son and his experience with mono and coconut oil. He complained of a sore throat for a week or so and we took him to the Dr. a few days later. He looked at his throat and thought it was allergy related and gave him some steroid nasal spray. It was track season and he competed that Friday and felt so so. By Sunday morning his throat hurt so bad he could barely swallow. The Dr. on call assumed it was strep and prescribed an anti-biotic. Two days later and no better. After three days they agreed to see him again. The Dr. looked at his throat again and said, "Wow, that's not the same throat I saw a week ago." He did a mono test and it came back positive. He had been running a low to moderate fever for several days as well. At that point he only had a few weeks of school and track left. District track was only three weeks away. I'm not sure who was more disappointed, him or me. :( Well, we left the Dr. office figuring his senior track season was over and doubted he would be able to give his graduation speech in two weeks.
Later that afternoon I went online and typed in "mono cures" not really expecting to find anything besides people trying to sell you something. That is when I found this site!!!!!!!! I read about people using coconut oil and vitamin C to cure mono in a few days. I thought, sure whatever but had nothing to lose. I went to our local grocery store and found some cold pressed coconut oil and took it home. When I got home he was lying on the couch spitting into an ice cream bucket because it hurt so bad to swallow. His throat was coated with nasty white stuff and his glands were huge. I was telling him about the coconut oil and he said he would try anything.
My wife mixed up a heaping tablespoon in some hot chocolate and he drank it and went to bed. I went to work the next day and got home around 5:00. He was sitting on the couch playing his guitar. I said, "Why aren't you in bed?" He said he felt much better and wasn't really that tired. At that point he had taken the CO for breakfast and lunch. Later that evening he had his fourth dose and before he went to bed my wife looked at his throat, "Oh my gosh, his throat is almost normal." His temperature was also normal. This was after taking four tablespoons of CO in a 24 hour period. He wanted to go to school the next day but I wouldn't let him. He went back on Monday and went the full day, he also did a light track work out and had a meeting after that. He continued going to school and didn't miss another day.
Now I hate to brag but this whole thing is so amazing I simply have to tell you about the rest of his track season. Two weeks later he participated in the district track meet winning the high jump, the 110 high hurdles, and the 300 intermediate hurdles. It was truly an amazing day. A week later he participated in the state track meet jumping 6'4" for a 6th place finish, Running 14.75 in the 110 meter hurdles for the third fastest time in the state and running the 2nd fastest time in the class B 300 meter hurdles. This was done by a kid laying on the couch spitting into an ice cream bucket four weeks earlier with gross stuff in his throat and huge swollen glands. I tend to be quite skeptical when I read stories like this, but I can assure you it is the absolute truth. I can't tell you how thankful I am to those of you who took the time to post on this site.
My son was diagnosed with mono this past Saturday. It was a devastating blow because he is getting ready to start his freshman year in college, joined his colleges Corp of Cadets and a member of the marching band. We had no idea how he was going to keep up, especially knowing the typical recovery time with mono. For a couple of days he complained of a sore throat, headache and being tired. By Monday, he had lost his appetite. By Tuesday, he was dehydrated (we had been forcing water down him constantly too until this day), his headache was so bad he was in tears, and he couldn't bare to swallow so eating wasn't going to happen, he lost 8 lbs and was sleeping 18+ hours a day. We took him back to the doctor and came home with 3 antibiotics. He continued to get worse through out the day. I felt so helpless and began looking up remedies online when I came across this post. After reading the reviews, I took off to the store for my own jar of virgin coconut oil.
Tuesday night, I mixed 2TBS of CO in hot sweet tea. Within 30 minutes, he said his throat felt better.
Wednesday - Breakfast- 2TBS of CO. When I came home at lunch, he was in the living room playing video games....1st time he had been awake at lunch time all week!! Said his throat was better and no headache, but he was still tired.
Lunch- 2 TBS of CO. After work, he reported he had no naps all day, throat still better and not as tired. He sat in the kitchen while his dad made dinner and stayed up late to watch TV that evening (2 more first for the week). We gave his another round of CO that night before bed too.
Thursday - he took another round of CO at breakfast.
After 10 TBS of CO (5 doses of 2TBS) he is back to his usual self!! I will continue having him take it for a few more days but I honestly cannot believe this is the same kid I was rushing to the doctor just 48 hours ago!! Thank you all for your posts and help! I am a believer in the healing benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil.
One thing I would change....do not take more than 2 doses (4TBS) a day. He did complain of stomach problems after receiving 3 doses in one day. Now, the whole family is taking CO at least once a day!
(Tennessee, US) on 09/26/2014
Three years ago my son, who was then 17, was very, very sick. His tonsils were swollen and had pus on them. I took him to the doctor and he tested him for mono, and the test was positive. I had been doing many, many things to try and fight whatever it was. At some point, I read here at Earth Clinic about using Coconut Oil (Extra Virgin) for mono. I started giving him 1 Tablespoon 3 times a day. In 36 hours he was much, much better. He had been on the couch or in bed for weeks and I know the turn around was the coconut oil!
So, my family recently had a bad respiratory virus. A different teenage son was mostly over the respiratory symptoms but was not getting better. He slept all the time and had no energy at all. He acted just like my other son had when he had mono. I don't quite know how mono works. Some say you can get it again. Some say you can get a flare up after being sick with something else. I really think it was mono. I started him on coconut oil. After the first dose (1 Tablespoon) he started to feel better. After 24 hours he was a lot better. In three days he was about back to normal.
My respect for coconut oil has sky rocketed. I am fascinated that it would help so much.
When I began to suspect mono, I started giving him Liposomal C, also. (He was also nebulizing hydrogen peroxide, taking Elderberry Syrup etc.)
Hopefully I will remember coconut oil more quickly when any virus hits our family. It is worth a try for sure!
~Mama to Many~
Since 9/17/2013, I've noticed that the lymph nodes in my neck are swollen, in addition to fatigue that stays with me throughout the day. My spleen is also slightly swollen. From talking to friends and co-workers, I concluded that I have a mild case of mono - nothing I can't handle, but also not ideal for a working college student. I stumbled upon this amazing website, with the list of mono cures, last night at 9:30 PM, so I ran to my local health food store to get some extra virgin, unrefined, organic coconut oil. All I can say is wow! After 2 tablespoons and a good night's rest, followed by 2 more tablespoons this morning, the fatigue is gone. My guess is that I'll keep improving. Thank you, and if you are in my situation as well, try coconut oil! You won't regret it.
I wanted to share a quick note to tell everyone how much coconut oil helped me after a diagnosis of mono. After 5 weeks I was still so achy and tired and was having a hard time taking care of my very busy 18 month old daughter. I looked up home remedies for mono and came across coconut oil. I went out to the store the next morning and within 36 hours I felt like myself again. It was miraculous! I am a believer!
Coconut Oil for Mono
this really works. After reading this website and having a very sick kid at home with mono and strep I decided I had nothing to loose. after only one dose of the coconut oil the next morning my son woke up and said he was hungry and felt better. That was after not having any solid food for days. I know he was on other medication as well but I believe this made the difference. Day two of the coconut oil and large doses of vitamin C he is up and about and said I feel "fine". now again, he has had antibiotic and steroids but was still not turning the corner. it was not until the coconut oil and the vitamins. This stuff has helped. I hope it does the same for you all.
South Jordan, Ut
My 14 year old daughter had mono and I felt so bad for her; there was nothing I could give her to relieve her throat pain. As with a lot of posts on this, her throat was swollen to the point of almost not being able to breathe. She laid up at night crying from the pain... I felt awful and tried everything. The Dr finally prescribed something; I forget what, and she was told it would start taking effect in 3-4 days. That wasn't good enough for me. So I Googled "home remedies" and came upon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I bought a jar, and made her take 2 tbsp a day. She didn't mind the taste but very much disliked the texture. I tried it a few ways with her.
1) I gave it to her in hot chocolate, melted. This was the best way for her to take it.
2) I mixed it with cinnamon and mashed it all up and called it "cinnamon spread". I initially had her take it in little bites off the spoon, and as she got better, I spread it on toast.
3) I applied a small amount, topically on her neck at bedtime.
I did this for 3 days, each day lending a little more improvement. After the 4th day, she said her throat didn't hurt, and she was back to her bubbly-self. I made her continue to take it for 7 days, much to her refusal, but I wanted to be sure. After that was completed, I took her back to the Dr and had her re-tested. Her mono test was negative and her Dr was very surprised, as he told her she could be sick with this for up to 3 months. 2 weeks between when she tested positive for mono until she had a clean bill of health. This stuff works! Watching her cry from the pain of swallowing the smallest bit of water and thinking there is nothing you can do is a horrible feeling. I have told many people about this and continue to use it regularly. I love this stuff.
I am 19 years old and right now I am still awake at 2:30 in the morning. For I have had mono for the past two weeks and feel like my throat is on fire. So I've resorted to spitting in a bottle so I can avoid even swallowing. I haven't tried the Coconut Oil yet but thank you for all the advice! I feel like I can actually do something other than deal with the excruciating pain!!! I hope it works!
Louisville, Ky, Usa
I am writing after being very disappointed in coconut oil for relief of mono swelling and sore throat! After reading all the "miracles" I ran out to get the virgin coconut pills and the oil itself. My son has been battling mono for the last 3 weeks. Every week the swelling of lymph nodes and tonsils worsened. I started the pills twice a day(5) second week along with tea with Tablespoon of the coconut oil and continued into 3rd week when he just kept getting worse and ended up in hospital as the swelling worsened and he couldn't swallow anything, not even his own spit! I am not a believer in the coconut oil! Sorry didn't work for this Canadian!
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Coconut oil does help with Mono!! My husband was spitting to keep from swallowing! He was in that much pain! But after giving him a 1000mg of vitamin C 5x a day and a tablespoon of coconut oil, he was up laughing and joking. I went to our local herb shop and they recommended 5000mg of vitamin C for his energy. The combo of both has improved his condition. Now he still is running a high fever but the CO does offer him GREAT relief.