GLANDULAR FEVER HELP SERVICES
(Mono, infectious mononucleosis)
GLANDULAR FEVER /
MONONUCLEOSIS / EBV
Glandular Fever (Mono) troubles
Many of you reading this page will have been
internet looking to understand why you have never really felt 100%
after an acute attack of glandular
fever (known as mononucleosis or mono in the USA and Canada).
It is true that some people do recover from glandular fever / Mono very
but for those who do continue to suffer, life can be pretty
frustrating. What makes it worse is that those who do suffer afterwards
tend to be the more active types who are used to doing a lot and just
want to get on with life at the same pace as before the glandular
fever. They are very often competitive, sporty and high
Many people suffer from less than 100% health / energy for years after
an acute attack of glandular
fever. The following symptoms are often noted, when feeling
at their lowest:
This can make life extremely diffcicult when trying to
a job or looking after a young and active family. It is also difficult
if this happens during those important exam years when you need to
perform well after those years of hard work during your school life.
- bouts of swollen glands / swollen tonsils /
- not feeling all there
- brain fag . . . can't find the right words
- delayed fatigue after exercise i.e. extremely
days after exercising
- digestive disturbances (in its worst scenario
often recurent yeast infections.
- fatigue not satifised by sleep i.e. feeling as
bad or if
not worse the next morning after a night's sleep.
- feeling like they are in a sort of bubble
- feeling very low and frustrated
- "physically" depressed
- not being able to cope with crouds, loud
noises and strong
- finding that they cannot tolerate coffee and
These symptoms are usually acompanied by a deep fatigue and lethargy
which can't be snapped out of easily. Not being able to think straight
on top of this, makes life even more difficut to cope with.
What most people find difficult is the total unrealiability of
thier health . . . i.e. how do I know I will be ok from one week to the
next. This can make planning very awkward particularly with social
occasions. Nobody really understands either, which makes it worse.
A possible theory to explain this type of scenraio is this:
After a bad case of Glandular Fever
you are left with a
lowering of your threshold for overdoing it. If you continue to go over
this threshold, either physically (with too much exercise, socialising,
lots of long distance driving, moving house etc) mentally (with too
much stress with work etc) or emotionally (with relationship problems,
family changes etc) then the old tiredness symptoms and signs of the
old Glandular fever come back. Normally it is a combination of the
above and gradually you run yourself over your threshold. These
stresses can be positive or negative . . . both would have a influence
on your body’s coping capacity. In some cases this threshold may
be left very low so it would not take much for the old
and tiredness to flare up again.
You can manage to control poor post glandular fever
good eating and lifestyle management. It is not a quick fix miracle cure but goes some way to ensuring you can effect some
over your health and energies on a day to day / week to week basis
making life much more bearable.
An on-going personalised support and advice service is offered by
Burton's Glandular Fever (Mono) Help
This service has been running for 15 years and helped / supported many
hundreds of people coping with post glandular fever troubles. This may
be soon after an acute episode of glandular fever or many months or
even many years afterwards (many people will report in that
actually they have never felt 100% since glandular fever and constantly
suffered with terrible bouts of fatigue, digestive troubles and
glandular fever type symptoms).
The encouragement, advice and support given aims to help
strengthen confidence and positivity so that the individual feels more
able to efficiently look after themselves as well as they can.
here if you want to send a summary of your glandular fever history to
Glandular Fever help services