A few weeks ago (late February in to early March), my family was very sick with what I thought was the flu. It was very similar to the flu that we had last year, except for the onset of it. It started with that hot "feverish" feeling where you just know you are coming down with something, know what I mean? Then my stomach really hurt, but only for a day. Then I felt much better for the rest of the week. I thought maybe I had been trying to come down with something, but fought it off. Then, the beginning of the next week, I woke up with a WICKED sore throat and swollen glands. My dd had this a few days before. Then my son followed suit a few days after. Stubborn person that I am, I did not take myself or the kids to the doctor. I prefer to treat colds and flu and stuff at home as long as it doesn't get out of hand. I don't trust doctors, and since we stopped vaccinating our kids, we try to avoid the pediatrician like the plague. Anyway, it progressed much like the flu - a miserable week and then improvement, and then a cough that just lingered on for another week or 2. Of course, I felt weak and fatigued, but that's always normal after having any kind of illness for me. My kids are all fine and recovered now too, thank God. Well, the thing that alerted me that it was possibly mono instead of the flu is that my aunt came down with exactly the same symptoms as us the past 2 weeks! The weird onset of the feverish feeling and sore tummy, then feeling better for several days, and then the wicked sore throat with swollen glands. Well, she being smarter than me, went to the doctor and had a strep test and blood tests, and they diagnosed her with mono. They were shocked that she had it at her age (51). Anyway, I guess I can't know for sure, since I didn't get diagnosed. But it sure seems like it to me. My FM sure has been flared up too, since I had it. Although I'm over all the acute symptoms. Has anyone else had this as an adult? From all the stuff I've read on the web, this is supposedly something you get as a child and then have lifelong immunity, but I kind of doubt that with both mine and my aunt's experience this year.