Liver pain after symptoms have gone?

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Was diagnosed with Glandular Fever on the 27th of September, and was signed off work for two weeks. Doctor told me my liver was inflamed. I couldn't eat, lost weight, had swollen glands and severe sore throat with swollen tonsils. My liver was aching then, but it was everytime I stood up. 

Doctor advised me to have another blood test. I had one on the 9th, and it came back positive again. By the end of the week, my symptoms died down. 

This week, my symptoms have now come back. I have nausea every morning and every night, losing my appetite again, and my liver still hurts, as well as my lower abdomen, and groin. Is this normal? I'm on my third week of having the virius. 

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    Hi butterflyx,

     I would say you sound completely 'normal' . glandular fever is a really nasty virus.

    i was diagnosed dec2016, i was tired and yawned at first, until it really hit me on Christmas Day, that's when it sent me to bed..... For weeks. I have since been on a roller coaster of good and bad days. It started out with really bad days and over time they have got less and symptoms have got less while the good days are increasing.

    i am now having loads of better days and bad days a few are far between!! It just takes ages to get better, although we are all different, so you may not suffer for as long, that's the problem, you just don't know!! 

    I found this forum has helped me greatly, the people are really helpful and understanding as they are all going through it and completely understand.

    take care, take lots of rest, eat healthy, I take a probiotic and vitamins.

    caroline x

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      Hi Caroline, 

      Thanks for the reply. I know, it's an awful illness. There's been many times I thought I was getting better, but the next day it hit with a vengence. 

      I remember not being able to eat at all. I had two spoons of porridge, or a bite of toast, and couldn't stomach the rest. It was a very scary time. 

      I'm being sent for a liver test in 4-6 weeks, I guess this pain is just making me worry. I've never had problems with my liver, and the constant ache and pain is just enough to make me want me cry.  I must sound like such a wuss lol. 

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    Yes, this is very normal. If you can take time off do it. Rest is the best thing for this virus.
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    Hey Butterfly,

    Yes those first few weeks of the virus are very tough indeed, it is normal to have all those kind of strange symptoms, for me I just felt as though I was stunted and wasn't quite right within myself, drained and not feeling at all well. It's so hard to put into words, but just want to reassure you that it won't always be this way and make sure you get plenty of rest that's so important at this stage. A lot of people try to keep working on and it can delay recovery, your body really needs good rest and to remove stress as much as possible.

    Taking vitamins and supplements helped me, definitely would recommend taking a good strong multi-vitamin per day if you're not already doing so, also good is high doses of Vitamin C (1000mg-3000mg per day), B complex for energy and immune boosting herbs like echinicea or siberian ginseng can all really boost your immune system.

    Hang in there and just hoping things settle down for you - don't panic if it doesn't come right away because recovery definitely will come, without any doubt I believe you're going to get better having went through the same myself.

    Craig

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    My liver was inflamed with mild elevated enzymes like 6months after I contracted mono.

    With this particular virus most people need help flushing the virus out so get some good supplements and eat healthy, stay hydrated etc

    It can take time

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    Thanks everyone. 

    So, I got sent home from work today due to the amount of pain i was in. I was crying all morning. 

    Doctor rang me at last minute for a blood test for my liver at the hospital. I got there, 4:30pm, and they refused to do anyone else's blood tests. Said they were too full. They then said they were closed. They only close at 5pm 😂 What a joke. 

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      Oh that's so annoying. Sorry you had to deal with that! Something similar happened to me. Doc sent me to hospital for a breast check. When I got there they had no record of me and everyone was confused. I had to ring my doctor and it turned out he never sent the referral test but thankfully they were nice about it and agreed to do an ultra sound on the day and everything turned out okay. Results were normal.

      But it's very upsetting when that happens! Go back to your doctor and ask what do you do now?

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      So sorry to hear you're having such a tough time Bufferly,

      It's so hard to get anywhere with the health service I totally empathise with this. Just hoping that you can hang in there and that things improve soon - thinking about you. Definitely go back for blood tests if still having the pain next week.

      Craig

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