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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!

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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.

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!


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


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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