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Old 01-08-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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am i just a bit run down?

Hi, over the last few weeks i have been feeling increasingly under the weather, i've been experiencing extreme fatigue, i have swollen glands and my tonsils are inflamed.

Two days ago i felt too exhausted to go to work and became very sensitive to the cold. I could not get out of bed for two days, i went in to work today but felt terrible, i feel like i'm in a bit of a dream world and my head, neck and back are also aching now.

i basically feel like i have the flu without the mucus. I don't know if i'm just a bit run down or if i am actually ill, i also don't know if i should really be in work, (although i guess that is for me to decide)

i'd be grateful for any suggestions!

 
Old 01-08-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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Re: am i just a bit run down?

Not a doctor (clearly!) but sounds to me like the flu, gven the amount of it about at the moment. My boyfriend had pretty much the same thing just before Christmas.

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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Re: am i just a bit run down?

Hi, Alicia . . . you said you have been having this the last few weeks. Have your tonsils and glands been swollen the last few weeks as well? It may have gone from a viral infection to a bacterial infection which would require antibiotics to get over. Bacterial infections are notorious for making you feel fatigued and just plain hurt all over.

I would see about getting in to see your doctor.

Let us know how it goes for you!

Lindaru

 
Old 01-09-2009, 03:20 AM   #4
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Re: am i just a bit run down?

Hi,

Thanks for your help on this, i decided to go to the doctor this morning and they said i have the flu, my tonsils and glands have been swollen for a few weeks so i think it's really a case of monitoring them and going back if they show no signs of improvement.

Thanks again for your help

 
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