Anyone experiencing persistent nausea with glandular fever?

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Hi I'm 59 years old and into 11th week with this dreadful virus. I have experienced many symptoms which have come and gone, but apart from the debilitating fatigue, the nausea is the most relentless. I get some days when it is more low key than others but it always comes back with a vengeance. How long will it persist and what is the cause of it? I cope better when I understand what is going on in my body. Can anyone explain?

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    Hi Christine,

    I can't explain why it happens but i can reassure you that it is very common with long term epstein barr virus. I've read stories and spoke to numerous people online who have had persistent nausea. I get it too although not every day.

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      You're welcome smile I'm reluctant to admit seeing progress because i always relapse back into fatigue symptoms! I really don't know how i am these days! I think in the next couple of months i'll be able to answer that question more accurately.. but for now, i'm doing okay! It's been one year for me now and it's taking it's toll on me mentally, but i'm getting there smile my fatigue is a lot better. My main physical symptoms are weakness and a feeling of being off balance, but it is managable and not constant. 

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      Thinking of you both Christine and Aquin - I agree Aquin the virus can do all sorts to you, nausea is a common complaint and there is just this sense of not feeling right, a bit stunted, that you can't really explain or put your finger on. So key message Christine is don't worry, even though it's hard and extremely difficult to deal with, it will pass over eventually.

      Craig

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    Nausea was my worst symptom. It started with nausea in feb 2016. and up until today I still get it. In the beginning it was all day until I closed my eyes to sleep at night. I could always go to sleep fine. The minute I opened one eye in the morning it was back. I couldn't eat I was so nauseous. It was the worst feeling every single day for months. Zofran helped a bit and pepto bismol. Sometimes I still take a ginger pill to help in the mornings. But it goes away quickly now and doesn't last all day anymore. Nothing made it go away in the beginning though. I think it's due to the elevated liver enzymes in your body. I'd say rest and eat healthy but it seems like a joke 11 weeks in let alone 8 months in for me I admit I'm 80% better but I'm just not there yet and it's depressing. Good luck <3

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      Thanks for reply Brianna. Right now I would love to be 80% recovered, but I'm sure total recovery is just around the corner for you. Have your liver enzymes returned to normal yet? The nausea is horrible but the fatigue is debilitating. 

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      Ginger could be a good herb for your stomach for sure, another good thing is a probiotic maybe to take every day, or even if you eat things like yoghurt that has lots of probiotic in it. My liver enzymes were off too when I had gf Christine, but they all returned to normal in time so don't worry.

      Craig

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      Yes Craig,

      i have been trying ginger and eating lots of natural yogurt which I'm sure is helping. Hoping to get blood results today of latest liver test and praying there is some improvement. Thanks

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      Hang in there Christine, even if things don't turn around right away, be assured that they will turn around. It's hard to accept when going through it I know for sure, just try to live a simple and stress free life whilst recovering, it's all you can do. You're doing all the right things, also hope the blood test results were okay but don't worry if they weren't perfect yet either because it sometimes takes time and you will get there without any doubt in my mind.

      Craig

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      That's good news Christine, just take things a day at a time and don't look too far ahead, allow your body time to recover and it's taken a bit of a beating. Still fully believing in your recovery today, without any shadow of a doubt in my mind I believe that.

      Craig

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