Re: Glandular f**cking fever
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
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.
Last edited by AlfaLincs; 23-09-07 at 08:41.