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I Had Glandular Fever

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    I Never Used To Be Sympathetic When People Said They Had GF...

    I don't often get sick, but I got Glandular fever 3 weeks ago, week one of Uni starting again and it was just AWFUL. I woke up with very swollen tonsils and a little bit of a scratchy throat. I had these symptoms for about 3 days an just thought I had a cold, but then I started...
    asjp asjp 22-25 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with glandular fever in May/June

    and have really struggled ever since. I often feel achey, in a sort of brain fog - kind of as if someone else is controlling my body, really miserable and really tired. I started my first uni semester in September and struggled with feeling awful a lot of the time. Since having...
    cody956 cody956 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Recovory??

    I Was diagnosed with glandular fever a week ago and reading all the stories about the recovery time on the internet is frightening. I am an international gymnast and train pretty much every day. I haven't been able to train or exercise for the past 3 weeks and its certainly...
    HanBol11 HanBol11 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    I Have Glandular Fever 2 Weeks Before My Exams

    I've had glandular fever for 3 weeks, i wasn't expecting it one day i woke up with a lump on the back of my neck. I went to my GP and she said i had a blood test, when i got the results i was gutted. At first i didn't know what to expect but 1 1/2 weeks...
    boncie boncie 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    14 Years And I've Found My Cure.great Treatment So Far

    I have had glandular fever since I was 7 I had to have blood tests every second week and had this awful natural medicine. Didn't help stopped taking it. Went through school wishing I could do more go out more. Year 12 was horrible started feeling the worst, started not going...
    Jojo5652 Jojo5652 18-21 Dec 28, 2011

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    The Wonderful World Of Glandular Fever.

    Hello. Just thought I'd share my story on here, as feeling pretty low at the moment. About 2 years ago, I kept feeling run down, fevery and achey every few days and exhausted, but I was doing an internship and wanted to impress, so I kept pushing through thinking I just couldn't...
    daiseydaisey daiseydaisey 22-25 2 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Glandular Fever Don't Underestimate It !

    I had glandular fever when I was 13 so still in school (now 16), but as a result of it took about a month off school, which didn't do me any favours. I started off with just a sore throat but got worse until I couldn't breathe properly because my tonsils were so large , but well...
    emily2197 emily2197 16-17, F Jul 30, 2013

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    Glandular Fever In My Final Semester... What!

    Week One: It all started for me with a HUGE lump appearing on my neck.. and three days later I went to work. I was feeling so tired and drained at work that as soon as I finished I rang the Doctor. The Doctor originally diagnosed mumps, which was strange as it is something that I...
    nonameslob nonameslob 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Me Too-its Tough!!

    Hi there Just reading some posts. I have had glandular fever for 6 months now ( taking ages).......I have found it SO hard and isolating. My symptoms are not so bad as they once were, but I am still struggling with fatigue, brain fog and feeling low. Work has taken a back seat...
    summerhayes summerhayes 31-35 3 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Recovering From Glandular Fever.

    I'm 30 years, a very active person but recently been hit down with glandular fever. Now back at work and feeling my energy levels are increasing but come the weekend when I try to rest I feel worse for it? Maybe is it better to keep going and not rest at the weekend? It has been...
    Sarahrhi Sarahrhi 26-30, F Aug 12, 2012

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    My Children Both Had Glandular Fever

    Both my children had glandular fever 1 year apart from each other. Both had relapses the next year. The relapses take much longer than the initial fever. My youngest,10 years old is currently at home for her ninth week. We have been injecting with B12, but nothing seems to work...
    Inge Inge 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2007

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    Glandular Fever's Not Fun

    Caught glandular fever from my now ex fiancee. Initially I didn't know what was wrong with me... just had bouts of fatigue and feeling drained. It eventually got so worst that I had to drop out of the military and had blood tests done. this finally confirmed that i had EBV. Spent...
    andersfrench andersfrench 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Glandular Fever - 23 Years On

    I had glandular fever when I was 17, and have suffered from fatigue since. I have been back and forth to the doctors since I was 17 regarding fatigue, never suspecting it could be ralated to glandular fever, but now I am beginning to wonder. I am fed up with being tired, I sleep...
    di40 di40 36-40, F Aug 11, 2011

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    Recent Glandular Fever

    I found out a month ago from a blood test  that I'd had glandular fever and was just wondering if anyone else has felt like I have: Really, really tired even after sleeping "In a bubble" feeling - woozy and wavey head Little day to day tasks are SO strenuous Being...
    EmJ2 EmJ2 22-25 4 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    Glandular Fever Leaves You With Painful Muscles & Fatigue

    Hi, I have been diagnosed with EBV myself. The first symptoms I had was feeling constanstly tired, I just thought I was over exercising. Anyway I woke up one morning feeling like I had the flu and still feeling very tired. Got to see the Doctor, he just said take paracetmols and...
    AceClimber AceClimber 46-50 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    14 Yr Old Daughter Has Just Had Glandular Fever

    My daughter has Glandular Fever in Nov 09 for Three weeks she has now gone back to school but as i right this she is now back in bed showing syptoms again. Her personality has totally changes from a fun lovely nice kind girl to a grumpy, angry and depressed one. I am so very...
    yvvonne7035 yvvonne7035 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    Blurry Vision & Wonky Head!

    Hi I'm a 43 year old Mum and am just starting to recover from GF. Three and a half months ago I started feeling very wonky in the head. I also had very sore shoulder and arm muscles. Never got the fever but did notice glands up. I was in incubation period for about 6 or 8 week...
    ML68 ML68 41-45 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Not Fun!

    my rowing crew got into the australian nationals and i was so pumped then i got that damed glandular fever and couldnt row! totally not cool...
    mememe75 mememe75 16-18, F 1 Response May 12, 2007

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    Feeling Worse, Not Better...

    Have been pushing myself for 12 weeks now since discovering Glandular fever diagnosis...new job so can't take time off. V thankful that get through work day but absolutely exhausted at night; although erratic sleep patterns. Dizzy at times, catch every cold, mildly sore throat...
    SMP66 SMP66 46-50 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Glandular Fever For Almost A Year Now..

    So I started getting this crazy sore throat back in January of this year after a long period of personal stress. At the time I thought it would be short-lived but how wrong I was. April 2012 - throat still very sore. Impossible to eat solid food without it seriously hurting or...
    Lacesca Lacesca 22-25 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    Don'T Listen To The Scare Stories!

    I'm 28 years old and I was diagnosed with glandular fever 2 weeks ago. My illness started over Xmas where I began to feel lethargic and lost my appetite, my glands were really inflamed too. I kind of just thought it was a cold and so I plodded through it. However, after the first...
    Lovesunshine84 Lovesunshine84 26-30 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    On My Holiday :/

    I had glandular fever in February this year. I guess Id actually had it about 2 weeks before I went on holiday, but it badly came up on the second day I was away. It was AWFUL! I had to go to the french doctor but he prescribed me something that shouldn't be given to teenagers...
    Katie9300 Katie9300 16-17, F Oct 11, 2009

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    It is so refreshing to read

    that I'm not completely losing my marbles. Having had the dreaded Glandular Fever three years ago I've regularly spent time on google trying to figure put why I constantly feel exhausted, why if I go to bed an hour later than normal and get a little stressed does my stomach...
    Skpw Skpw 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Thank you all for sharing your story! And I am very happy that you all survived this ugly virus! Well, I am reaching out because my company, Ennaid Therapeutics, is developing a...
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    I contracted q fever while visiting farms looking for a baby goat for my son for Easter in the spring of 2012. I was fatigued and my joints hurt something terrible. When it was...
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    Today. My mom didn't call and my dad went to work and I'm sick in bed with a fever. Yay~ happy 16th birthday to me -.-
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    So I'm watching the Dateline ID that is the story of the blog I read and shared awhile ago. Two married people having an affair, one young mom has five children husbands an...
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    Hello to anyone reading this... let me first explain some backstory. When I was 23 years old I had a good paying job, I bought a new car. About 6 months into payment, the company...
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    Okay so my old house was a two storey house that was at a end of a drive way and from the road it look only like a one storey, it was kinda in the bush and one of the two rooms...
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    I've always wanted a daughter, and have had her name picked out for years. I haven't had any children yet, sadly I lost a baby in February at 5 weeks, and I had a strong feeling it...
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    I am Indonesian and 23 now. I just had a bad day AGAIN! Last Monday I just lost 4 million rupiah and it took all my savings as you know 4 million rupiah is considered a lot of...
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    It's now been 5 months since I had a miscarriage. It was one of the hardest things I've ever experienced. The father of the child was amazing. He had a very hard time with it too...
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    I had my fav china glass dolls and my uncle stole them I had at least 10 I got a new one every time I saw my grandparents in Washington but that was before my uncle stole them...I...
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    Last night I had a dream that I was being bullied in school, which really happened. It was horrible, I've haven't had a dream about that since it was happening.
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    I wish I had an older brother as I've been brought up without a father therefore a male figure in my life like that could help me develop differently. I've never had anyone who's...
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    I had my first official day of work today and boy am I tired..on my feet all day but I'm excited too..excited to keep learning the job and progressing.. In other news I'm soon to...
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    Being the other women is not being jealous of the wife. It is being jealous of time! I was never once jealous of his wife. After he left her and she went to her mothers with...
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    don't have many friends. wish i had more. =( always lonely when i don't have my son around.
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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
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    DOG BITE (the story), This is a story about events that took place during 6 days in a row last year (2013), on the last week of November. It was one of the most bizarre...
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    DOG BITE (the story), This is a story about events that took place during 6 days in a row last year (2013), on the last week of November. It was one of the most bizarre...
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    It's been a long time since my best friend and I had ended our friendship. She was the most caring person that I know and the most crazy of all. Everyday we chat, talk to each...
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    Good afternoon!! I am new here and I'm in need of some support right now. My husband and i have been married for 3 years and together for 4 years. I have never been done so wrong...
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