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I'm a 31 y/o male who had Glandular Fever 4 years ago. Two months ago I had normal cold symptoms, then 4 weeks ago I had a terrible sore throat, looked in the mirror and noticed my left tonsil was large.
Went to the doctor and they said it was either tonsillitis or glandular fever, so I did a blood test and it came up "low positive" for glandular fever.
Epstein-Barr virus (VCA) igG POSITIVE
Epstein-Barr virus (VCA) IgM Low Positive
EBV Nuclear Antigen (EBNA) POSITIVE
"Previous results noted. Consistent with past exposure to Epstein Barr virus"
I'm now 5 1/2 weeks into this, extreme fatigue where I want to sleep all the time and cannot concentrate at all at work. My sore throat seems to get worse some days and better others. I notice that I get light headed / dizzy at times I guess this is due to the fatigue. I also notice for the last 2 months the ringing in my ears has increased significantly where I can hear it all the time (before only when it was completely silent).
I saw my local doctor a few days ago and she looked at my tonsils and said while the left one is still large she can't see pus (so it isn't bacterial). I don't have a headache or a fever.
Guess I have a few questions:
1) I didn't know it was possible to get glandular fever a second time, I thought the body built up immunity against it.
2) Any idea how much longer I will need to deal with these symptoms? It's getting very difficult with my job and the extreme fatigue.
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