The fibromyalgia / mononucleosis link

United States
October 3, 2007 8:50pm CST
One of the reasons my doctor thought I had fibromyalgia was that I had a very bad case of mononucleosis when I was 17. I was sick for about 6 months and had flare ups for years afterwards. (My mom and dad also had mono at that time - very bad cases.) Now they think that there might be a link between mono and Multiple sclerosis. What gives? Is mono a sort of boogyman for illness later in life? Does anyone else with fibro or MS have a history of mono also?