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I was diagnosed with glandular fever last week. Now looking back the symptoms were there for a few weeks. About three weeks ago I had headaches and body aches and generally felt unwell and the next week I felt slightly feverish, very tired and could feel a sore throat coming on, by the Friday of that week my eyelids had gone puffy/swollen and I had a sore throat and fever and felt exhausted. The next Monday i went to the doctor as my throat was very sore and I was given antibiotics but by the wednesday these had made no difference and my throat was only getting worse. I could barely swallow and painkillers were only taking the edge off, so on Thursday I went back to the doctor he recommended staying on the antibiotics but did a blood test for glandular fever and also gave me oral steroids as my tonsils were so huge.
The steroids really helped and my tonsils felt smaller by the end of that day. By Saturday i felt a million times better no more fever, headaches, sore throat and really not too much tiredness.
I was back in college on Monday and I think i think I feel basically normal again. My doctor got back to me saying bloods showed glandular fever and just not to drink alcohol or do contact sports. And mentioned nothing about taking time off college. Does this seem unusual to anyone else as most of the stuff I read about glandular fever say that people are often off for weeks and feel really unwell for a long time where as I only took one week ?
Has anyone else had a similar experience to this where they bounced back extremely fast ?
One thing I have noticed though is I feel weepy and depressed especially in the morning ? Could this be because of gf or just me feeling upset at being back at college again ? Has anyone experienced this ?
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