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Hi guys i'm new to this site!
My names Frankie and i'm 16 (nearly 17) and i had Glandular Fever when i'd just turned 14 and i'm still getting ill.
Long story short:
I was in year 10 in high school when this all started and my attendance was really low because i was in and out of school like god knows what! I started down with flu symptoms and they just kept getting worse so i was back and to to the doctors and they eventually did a blood test after going about 5 times and it came back + for Glandular Fever. I informed my school and told them what was going on and they were very understanding and were sending me work through the post and through email so i was keeping up with everyone even though i wasn't in. I kept going back to the docs but they said there was nothing they could do but they did say i had a severe case of it. I'd always had tonsil trouble and i eventaully got tonsilitis from the Glandular Fever which i had permantley for 6 months. This then caused something called Mescenteric Adinitis which is where all the glands in your body inflame and swell and cause severe pain, this was caused because i was constantly swallowing infection for months. So, my tonsilitis wouldn't go, even with tablets, because my GF wasn't budging and the MA wasn't going because of the tonsils so basically, i was a massive mess! The docs eventaully pulled their fingers out and referred me to have my tonsils out after many visits, i think they got sick of me! I had my tonsils out and did feel slighty better but i was far from recovering. Eventually, over time i began to feel better. Year 11 came and i was still in and out of school but no where near as much as i was in year 10, i did my GCSE's and passed everything with flying colours (even Maths!!! YEY!!!) I was constantly picking things up like colds and things and they felt x10 worse because my immune system was so low but the docs said it will pass and it was normal.
Now, i'm in Year 12 (sixth form doing A Levels) and i'm starting to pick things up even more than when i was in year 11 and i feel like the Glandular Fever symptoms have come back. I also have a chronic pain in my back (lower back on the right side) which the docs thought was Ankalowsing Spondilitis (probably spelt that wrong) but me and my Mum said is it just part of the Glandular Fever and they said "Oh know! It's unheard of to be suffering with GF symptoms this long after having it!" So that was that!
Since then i have moved to another docs because the others weren't helping me. At my new docs, in a week i had 8 blood tests which have all come back -, i'm going for an MRI on Saturday for my back pain and i've been told i can pick things up for years and experience GF symptoms for years after having it, it was normal. I'm in and out of school still and i have all GF symptoms again!
I feel so stupid because of this because my friends are always like whats up now and i'm like, i don't know. I hate going to the docs now because i feel like a hypochondriac and i'm embarassed about school because i feel like i'm never there. I try and make a joke about it to people who ask but deep down i feel so stupid!! My Mum thinks i have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME because i'm so tired even if i've slept all day but i'm ill on top of it!
Is this normal what i'm experiencing because like every few weeks i suddenly have a bout of what feels like GF again but i have no idea. Please someone say this is and this is happening to you too (i feel sorry for you if it is because it's horrible but just to know i'm not alone would be great) because i feel helpless.
Thanks so much guys, you'll put a teenagers mind slighty at rest if you answer!
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