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Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing well on your recovery.
For those if you who who don't know me, I am a twenty three year old woman. I became ill with GF on Christmas Day 2016, and was diagnosed with Glandular Fever in January 2017. So I am in my tenth month of the illness. Originally, I was told I would recover in three to six months, and so I continued working throughout. However I lost my job last September, and have had to move back in with my parents. Over the last two months, my main symptoms have been pins&needles / tingling all over my body, swollen glands, headaches and fatigue. I have been to two doctors since September, the female doctor believes I have CFS, as I failed to recover in six months, while my own GP (who originally diagnosed my GF) still thinks it's normal for me to be ill.
I am trying to be optimistic about a complete recovery, but I am really struggling at the moment. My boyfriend has been really supportive, and suggested we go holiday to London to lift my spirits. While I managed OK the first three days of our trip (with breaks/rest)for the last day and a half I have had a burning sore throat and extra exhaustion on top of my usual symptoms. I hadn't had a sore throat like this for a month or two, so I was starting to hope that my condition is improveming. I had hoped that this trip would mark a milestone in my recovery, and help reassure myself that I have improved. Instead I feel anxious and paranoid that this latest symptom relapse fits the hallmark PEM associated with CFS.
I am sorry for the wall of text. Some emotional support would really be appreciated.
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