Terribly sorry to bother you with this.
I'm a 28 year old bloke & last week I was diagnosed with infective mononucleosis. However I barely show any symptoms and I feel pretty good. I only went to visit the doctor because my throat was soar en my lymph nodes enlarged. I had NO fever,joint pains, extreme fatigue.(I did feel slighty more tired the last couple of weeks). And my sports performances were going in a downward direction for the last month before the diagnosis.
Being very sportive (running and cycling), I didn't perform any sports for 2 weeks. However I actually feel good. A little bit more tired but not incapacitated.So I want to restart doing sports a soon as possible. I hoped to start next week with some light training (30 - 40km on the bike or running (max) 7 km at an easy pace).
I contacted my doctor(s) and they gave the green light. They said I should mainly listen to my own body. If it feels good, then I shouldn't hesitate to do some light activities.
However I did some reading. And some people said that...
If you start with sports too soon then the body won't fully recover. You might relapse a few months later. Or even worse, you won't ever fully recover! And the Mono (& slight fatigue) will remain lingering in my body till the end of my days.
I contacted my doctor, sister (doctor aswell) & brother in law (sports doctor). they couldn't confirm this claim. They all said sports will increase the recovery time. And I should keep a close eye for an enlarged (more sensitive) spleen & liver. Does anyone here have any insight in this matter? Or can anyone debunk (hopefully) this claim?