Are you ever the same after Glandular Fever?
I had Glandular Fever about 14 years ago - well, that's when the blood test came back as positive. Other than feeling generally unwell and very lethargic I don't remember having any other major symptoms. I had just had my first baby which had been a terrible pregnancy and I just did not feel good at all. The GP kept saying it was post natal depression but I finally insisted that she ran some tests and low and behold Glandular Fever was diagnosed. I feel my health has never really recovered 100%. I certainly have lost strength in my arms and legs.
Anyway, i came down with a really sore throat 3 weeks ago and there were white spots all over tonsils and I could hardly swallow. My neck glands were enormous, hard and very sore to touch. My joints and legs were aching and I felt generally terrible. I went to GP who prescribed Penicillin V 2 x 250mg 4 times a day = (2,000mg) a day for 7 days. After a coupled of days, the throat did clear up and my joints stopped hurting. The day after I finished my course, it all came back so I phoned up and a locum prescribed the same antibiotic again for another 7 days saying that there must have still been infection there.
I phoned GP today to say that although throat feels better, it is still red and angry looking and my neck glands are still very hard and swollen. She wants me to have a blood test for Glandular Fever! I explained that I had it years ago and thought you couldn't get it again but she says she still wants me tested for it because my symptoms suggest I may have it again - is this possible?