Feeling stressed

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I've had this for about 3 weeks after returning from an overseas holiday, thought I'd picked up a bug. Turns out gf which I had when I was a kid so didn't know I could get again from a different virus! Work has been scattered and I'm struggling with low energy levels. Guilt ridden relying on my partner who seems sceptical and I just know the knives are out at work. Thinking if I can keep a bit of my routine I'll keep my $ going, on the other hand so tired. My 11 y/o is away on camp for a few days so I'm resting now trying 2 build energy, feeling stressed over the whole shambles. What helps?

It's a few days after my above ? Put it in the wrong box! I'd have to say I feel like I'm on a roller coaster. I've put a couple of deals together mostly from the couch and faking my way through at the office. today was cold and I'm in Perth in the hills so feels extremely cold, this seems to have impacted on my throats and headache and super tired dip again. Im thinking immune building ideas could help, please brag to me about any silver bullets you've experienced. On a positive I felt myself for the first time 4 a few hours the other day and this has helped my attitude. ..I think, lol.

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    Hi Lee,

    So sorry to hear you've been struggling with glandular fever, just want to write to let you I empathise as someone who went through it 10 years ago. I still remember now how physically and emotionally if affected me and was an awful experience to go through.

    Want to reassure you though that it does get better, and that you WILL make a full recovery. Don't panic if it doesn't come right away, it can take time sometimes which is the frustrating thing but definitely you will return to full health again. I would definitely recommend rest as much as possible, I know that's hard if you're a parent and under pressure at work - sometimes a real mistake it trying to battle on through it when you just need rest. The virus needs respect and beats your body up so try and get rest when you can and avoid stress as much as possible (impossibly hard as it is in the modern world I know).

    Also a great idea to take vitamins / herbs to boost your immune system. A good strong multi-vitamin per day can make a big difference, as well as taking B complex and co-enzyme Q10 for energy levels. High doses of vitamin C (1000mg-3000mg per day) can help, as can Vitamin D, and also immune boosting herbs like echinicea and siberian ginseng have helped me in the past.

    Most importantly though just to reassure you in the moments you were feeling worst and at your lowest, it WILL pass and you WILL get through it - I truly believe that and thinking about you - just be kind to yourself at this time and rest and look after yourself. Thinking of you and let us know how you are doing.

    Craig

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      One other thing I would recommend is Bowen therapy....that has helped me with many things and certainly worth looking into and considering when going through glandular fever - I feel sure it can help and bring some balance and healing to the body (thanks to God).

      Take care and hang in there

      Craig

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      Thankyou Craig,

      I will look get some of your recommended vitamins. Unfortunately feeling wiped out today so resting seams on the agenda, I worked yesterday & it was cold so I can see why today is like this & had a feeling I was going downhill, your spot on about respecting this virus, I'm thinking that's the key to staying functional.

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      Thinking of you Lee, I know from personal experience it can be hard to see hope or belief in recovery when you're feeling that way, so let me reassure you that someone else believes in it for you, I fully believe in a total and complete recovery for you, so hang in there and remember all this will pass over given time.

      Yes, don't be too hard on yourself at all and just take things one day at a time - rest when you can and if you can take some time off work (I know the horrible feeling of pressure at work and feeling like you just 'can't' take time off, but then at the same time some things - like your health - are just more important and it might be the best thing).

      Most important thing is don't worry and remember you WILL get through this and emerge healthy and happy again - trust in God to heal I believe that He will.

      Take care and message any time

      Craig

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