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Forum Name: Viral Infections

Question: post glandular fever fatigue


 em1 - Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:02 am

I was diagnosed with glandular fever in december last year. It took me a couple of weeks to get over the first bought of it. Since then I have been getting run down every few weeks with fatigue, swollen glands and tonsils (my tonsils have been swollen all year). I have been getting lots of rest and only working a casual job untill starting uni this week and I eat well. I am sick of hearing that i just need to rest. Is there any thing I can take or do to prevent getting run down all the time?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:20 pm

User avatar Hello,
Some people develop chronic fatigue syndrome following infection - sometimes called chronic EBV infection. This can linger for quite a while. Rest and good nutrition are the best things you can do. Reduce stress and don't overexert yourself. Moderate exercise can be good for you such as stretching and gentle movement. If sleep is interrupted you may need medication to help since this can make symptoms worse. A good daily multiple vitamin is a good idea but I know of no quick fixes for this condition. Apparently it's an exercise in patience so I'm afraid monitoring your activity and taking it easy is the best therapy.

Best wishes.

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