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My boyfriend was diagnosed with glandular fever a few days ago but he was somewhat ill for a few weeks beforehand. I've been experiencing some of the same symptoms he had before getting diagnosed and was wondering if it was worth going to the doctor to get it checked out.
He had a dry barking cough, swollen lymph glands in his neck, exhaustion, headaches and night sweats and then the area around his eyes became all swollen. I have all the same symptoms apart from the eyes plus slightly swollen tonsils, little twinges under my left ribs and a sore tongue but everything seems fairly mild at the moment (apart from the cough which is keeping me up at night and makes me feel sick sometimes). Would my gp test for GF straight away even if my symptoms were mild? I do have asthma as well so it always makes me worry a little more about being ill.
I'm in a bit of a quandary because I don't want to waste my doctor's time if the symptoms are only mild, but then again, I have DEFINITELY been exposed to the virus for a period of 3-4 weeks and I have uni exams in May so I'd definitely want to be better before then so I could do all my revision!
Sorry for the long, garbled message!
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