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Glandular f**cking fever

Is there any illness more annoying? It saps your strength, leaves you unable to leave your own home for fear of infecting more unfortunates and means you must have total rest for at least two weeks!!!!

Two weeks of total rest? How boring is that going to be!?

And to top it all off, I'm allergic to the penecillin variant the doctors gave me when I first developed symptoms!!!!! I've got a rash all over that feels like the mother of all sunburn!!

God damn it.
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Horrible!: hope you get shot of it quickly. Time to spend on AO?:
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Oh no hope you get better soon
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Re: Glandular f**cking fever

Its a hell of an illness - had it together with ulcerated laryngitis when I was in my last year at college doing my exams, caused me all kinds of problems and took me about a year to fully recover.

Keep yourself as healthy as you can and hope you get well soon.
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Re: Glandular f**cking fever

My 11mth old has chickenpox hope i dont come down with shingles again,sorry to here your bits are swollen
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My eldest had chicken pox when she was tiny too....terrible thing....then 6/7 years later we were on holiday and I had to take her to the docs and it turned out that she had shingles....She was quite ill with it too....Thankfully she has not had it since
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Re: Glandular f**cking fever

Sorry to hear you're not well, Glandular Fever sounds like a horrible illness

Hope you make a speedy recovery
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Don't you get that from too
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Re: Glandular f**cking fever

colin..take my advice, don't rush back to work when you start to feel better..I did and had post viral fatigue syndrome for over a year.

Get well soon matey.
Doc told me to have loads of asprin AND ibuprofen, together.
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colin..take my advice, don't rush back to work when you start to feel better..I did and had post viral fatigue syndrome for over a year.
Wonderful.

I work as a Sales rep, my job is something I adore. I get to travel miles and miles in my Juliette and reap in good money with it. The prospect of 'total rest' is like chopping off my leg.

That and I can't do my football coaching, my u14's team is playing tomorrow and it'll be the first time i've missed one of their games for 3 years.

How was the post viral fatigue syndrome, could it be 'lived with?'
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Re: Glandular f**cking fever

I had Glandular fever many years ago, lasted about 6 months, off work for a good 3 to 4 months.
I was fine to do a mornings works, afternoons I just wanted to sleep.
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I had it too about ten years ago with a good dose of tonsilitis to boot!
Felt like [email protected] and couldn't eat a thing. Lost about a stone in weight in 2 weeks.

Hope you feel alot better soon mate.
 
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Re: Glandular f**cking fever

Hope you feel better soon. Perfect opportunity to up the post count tho!

Always look on the bright side and all that
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Well with GF you can be lucky or unlucky. My sister had the severest case of GF our doc had ever seen, she was really really ill, and my dad was on the point of cancelling her 1st year at Uni but it seems the severity of it was her saving as it was over in about three weeks..but it can drag on as a 'low level' infection and you just feel crap for months.

I've not had GF, but about two weeks after Charles and Diana got wed in 1981 I went down with a virus..which morphed into ME (except that nobody had even invented the term ME then..post viral fatigue was just a vague name they gave it)..and even then I was quite lucky (though I thought I was dying and nobody would tell me) and it lasted from Aug 81..to about March 82 (all the GF tests were neg, and nobody believed there was anything wrong with you in those days...terrific!!)

The good news is that once its over you are unlikely to get a recurrence. i've never had ME again or GF at all ,thank bl**dy goodness. Keep active, but only do what you feel you are up to, and try to eat and sleep properly. No Booze.

Hope it clears up soon

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P.S. be wary of Docs...one tried to treat me for depression and inferred that was all it was..I had just failed some mega important exams and the girl of my dreams had walked off as well..so he thought he was ont to a winner...however ME does make you feel depressed....BUT you are not suffering from clinical depression IMHO..there is a BIG difference. I know people who suffer depression and I'm not one of them.

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Well. Update time

My second round of blood test results are back.... and its not Glandular Fever. Why did they tell me it is when it isn't? Well....

They gave me Amoxicillin when symptoms first broke out. They did this because it reacts with the glandular fever virus and CAUSES a rash! (not that they took the courtesy to warn me) So by happy coincidence, I developed a Rash anyway.... Seemed i'ld jumped through the hoops and met that grade.

This rash however, is far, FAR more severe then would be expected by that reaction. Its a viral rather then reactionary rash, therefore, and I quote from the Doc:

'A similar virus that has caused your rash. Could be one of hundreds really. Especially with the other symptoms.'

So I don't need to be stuck at home for ages, but I am still stuck with an awfully minging rash which still itches like crazy. (But is starting to pass)

Freakin' Docs, honestly.
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Re: Glandular f**cking fever

Try some Red Kooga Korean Ginseng tabs combined with Selenium and varous multi vits and minerals and SUPERCHARGE your immune system...most colds Rinovirus wont get past first base and even if you catch a real Influenza Virus variant, its gone faster and the symptoms are much much less severe.
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