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My name's Jesse. I'm a 30 year old guy from Los Angeles and I've been reading many of your stories. I thought I'd share mine and get your feedback.
I own a business, work hard, and am generally in good health. In November I did two intense trade shows where I was on my feet 7-8 hours a day for weeks.
At the end of the month I felt very tired and developed what I thought was a bad flu (sore throat, body aches, headache, fever, malaise, pink eye, sinus pain, congestion, brain fog, fatigue. However no lymph swelling or neck pain). Most of the symptoms went away in about 10 days except for the fatigue which intensified to the point where I've been more or less bed ridden for 4 weeks. I was hospitalized overnight about 2.5 weeks ago to rehydrate and it was there that I tested positive for EBV / mono.
Some days I feel like I'm getting better, other days are worse. The brain fog, malaise, and headaches have dissipated over the last 2 weeks but the fatigue is holding steady. I also have very strong anxiety, occasional mild chest pain, and some depression (which is due in part to now being dependent on my parents and not working / exercising).
I was able to walk about a block a week ago but today I could only walk half a block before I got winded, and that's what's concerning me the most. Why is my endurance worse than it was? Will this fatigue ever go away?
Would love to hear some recovery stories after a couple months in (especially about how the fatigue lifted), and anything that helped.
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