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For everyone who's been saying 'you've been ill for *ages*' to me
passion
bohemiancoast
Last night, I was watching telly, and suddenly thought 'perhaps I have glandular fever'. I've just checked out the symptoms, and am kicking myself that I didn't work it out earlier -- and that my doctor didn't think to check. I'll ask the doctor to do a test when I see them this afternoon.

But, er, it's infectious. I have, however, been pretty careful with cups etc., and haven't been snogging anyone untoward. I'm very sorry, in advance, if I've managed to infect any of you, though.

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And the incubation period is 4-7 weeks, so there's something for all those of us who (e.g.) stayed with you at the weekend to think about for the next couple of months.

But I hope you're on the mend now, whether or not it turns out to be glandular fever.

yes, but I was apparently most infectious before any symptoms appeared, and not much now, and 95% of adults are already immune.

My girlfriend of the time and now thankfully ex-wife didn't catch it from me when I had it.

Sorry to say, the recovery is a real pig, especially if you'd been silly like me and kept drinking before you realised that you had it. I still remember my doctor's expression when he explained the Liver Function Test results to me.

"This one, the one that says 1206, that's meant to be under 200." He was within a day or so of sending me to hospital, but I started to improve.

I'd say it probably took me over a year to make a full recovery.

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