It's been a while since I last posted here, and I don't even remember what my screen name was back then. I was diagnosed with CFS back in 2004, after persistent low-grade fevers and no other possible explanation. After struggling for a couple years, I went into "remission" and felt "better." My CFS began, I believe, as a result of having mono when I was 14. I never felt the same afterwards. Fast-forward to now. I'm 26 and just had my 2nd child on 9/17. During my pregnancy I felt great, despite some pregnancy-related complications. Now it's a different story, and I'm not sure what to make of it. I went to my doctor because I still had swelling in my legs, and that set off a spiral of events. They determined my blood pressure is high and attempted to put me on medication for it. My BP had been running in the 150's-160's/90's. Well, the medication dropped my systolic BP down to the high 80's/low 90's, and I became extremely lightheaded and nearly fainted. I spent 2 days in the hospital getting IV fluids and getting my BP monitored. Before my hospital stay, I had bloodwork done that showed I had elevated liver enzymes. My doctor said it could either be fatty liver or mono. So prior to leaving the hospital yesterday, they ran repeat liver function tests, along with hepatitis panel, monospot, CMV, and EBV. I'm still feel extremely lightheaded and have this buzzing/vibrating sensation in my head. Someone mentioned it could be a viral inner ear infection, which lead me to a website about inner ear infections. On there, I read that sometimes a systemic infection such as mono can travel to the inner ear. So my question is this...I thought it wasn't possible to have mono more than once? However, I'm not entirely convinced I really DID have mono when I was 14. I believe they did a monospot which was positive. However, in 2004 before being diagnosed with CFS, my doctor ran bloodwork to check for EBV. Well, that was negative...no sign of active OR past infection. Isn't EBV the virus that causes mono? And isn't it true that once you've had EBV, you will always test positive for a past infection? So is it possible that maybe I had another mono-like virus when I was 14 and diagnosed with mono? I'm just so confused about all of this. I feel terrible. I've been sick with what I thought was a cold for over a week now. My throat has been so sore (strep test was negative) and I feel so run down. I'm so lightheaded and I can't stand feeling like this. I'm sorry to ask so many questions, but I'm just searching for someone who can help me.