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I'm hoping to get a bit of understanding on my Glandular Fever.
I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago today after the symptoms floored me:
- enlarged lymph nodes on my neck
- sore throat (puss covered tonsils that swelled up to the size of golf balls and I was unable to swallow)
- swollen forehead / face
- tingling all over
- the need to sleep a lot
The symptoms have all but gone but am left with an overwhelming fatigue and feeling of general malaise - I have at least one 1 hour nap a day and sleep 10 - 12 hours a night. I also still feel the tingling every day but not as constant and only when I've pushed myself to go for a little walk.
I'm a 36 year old woman, very active (my commute is an 8 mile cycle in each direction) with 2-3 fitness classes or tennis lessons a week on top.
I'm running out of sick leave from work but the thought of a one hour commute through London in each direction and a 9 hour working day simply feels impossible right now.
What are others experiences when attempting to return to work? How long were you off for? Did you do shorter days to start with?
How about getting back to exercise? I'm watching my muscle tone dwindle daily but understand there is no way to work out, it's just sad to see.
Any tips especially regarding work would be appreciated.
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