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The doctor says lots of people are getting/being 'Post viral' this winter; are they?

(129 Posts)
KatyMac Sat 19-Jan-13 21:04:53

DD hasn't 'picked up' after sinusitis & the dr said lots of people were struggling this way this winter

Are other people finding the same?

KatyMac Sat 19-Jan-13 22:34:36

I am the meanest mum in the world

baremadness Sat 19-Jan-13 22:41:18

Any chance of it being glandular fever? That took me out for months!

KatyMac Sat 19-Jan-13 22:42:14

I do hope not; I have CFS so I worry

& DD is so unhappy atm

butterfingerz Sat 19-Jan-13 23:20:02

Lack of vitamin d at this time of yr, probably most people are running pretty low unless they've been lucky enough to get away for some winter sun.

Not sure what the MN consensus on sunbeds is, probably a big fat no no, but I was feeling really run down - lingering cough and reoccurring sinusitis... Went on the sunbeds a few times and feel really good. Apparently sunbeds helps body manufacture vitamin d like the sun, never knew this despite having used them in the past. So if you're feeling really desperate, give it a go maybe.

KatyMac Sun 20-Jan-13 11:07:12

I'll up her multivitamins - being mixed race Vitamin D is always an issue

KatyMac Sun 20-Jan-13 15:35:14

Just had total meltdown about not going to school - then she fell asleep

It's going to be a rough few weeks I think

KatyMac Sun 20-Jan-13 17:01:51

I'm torn between letting her go (& picking her up early, when she gets over tired) or making her stay at home

BoffinMum Sun 20-Jan-13 17:05:42

Me too, bronchitis and I am struggling a bit after 4 weeks now.

KatyMac Sun 20-Jan-13 17:08:46

It's so frustrating

KatyMac Mon 21-Jan-13 14:33:19


& breathe

KatyMac Mon 21-Jan-13 17:11:45

She is all clingy & needy and while I love her dearly - I also work from home & don't need a 5 ft 4 inch toddler on my knee

and now she will read this & strop

baremadness Mon 21-Jan-13 18:04:07

How old is she katy?

KatyMac Mon 21-Jan-13 19:59:10

15 & normally very active; when I say very active I mean 18 hrs of dance a week

So inactivity is really bad for her & me

She is so out of sorts and this is so not her character

baremadness Mon 21-Jan-13 20:35:12

Really go back to the docs and insist on blood tests. Anaemia or glandular fever are both options.

littlemisssunny Mon 21-Jan-13 20:39:46

I had sinusitis had just finished the antibiotics then a couple of days later on Boxing Day I had a horrible virus that wiped me out for 2 weeks then I got labrynthitis and had to take vertigo tablets (apparantly very common with this virus) it is only now 3 and a bit weeks later I am feeling better and got my appetite back. I'm still very tired though.

KatyMac Mon 21-Jan-13 21:09:20

I thought the mood swings and emotional-ness were typical of post viral rather than anaemia (not sure about glandular fever)

KatyMac Mon 21-Jan-13 21:38:07

I don't know - maybe because I have ME/CFS I am more ready to believe a diagnosis of PVF & be more terrified of it

Also I had a bad episode with what I thought was misdiagnosis a couple of years back so maybe I'm not inclined to 'rock the boat'

She is just so poorly & miserable

ihatethecold Mon 21-Jan-13 21:39:04

My dd9 got whooping cough in August. She was shattered for months. I had to stop all after school clubs/ play dates.
After 3 lots of antibiotics she was an emotional wreck.
Thankfully by Xmas it had gone.
My point is too the person up thread who has been coughing for ages. Have you thought about whooping cough ?

WifeofPie Mon 21-Jan-13 21:42:34

Hmmm...I don't know confused. I run 5 days a week (so plenty of fresh air/exercise) but had a particularly nasty cold over Christmas and now, just can't get through the day without an afternoon kip. I am wiped out.

Dumdeedumdeedum Mon 21-Jan-13 21:50:12

I've suffered with CFS too so I really really hope nobody has it. It's awful!

GrendelsMum Mon 21-Jan-13 21:57:08

A really nasty virus went through my halls of residence when I was a graduate student, and left loads of us in really poor shape for weeks on end. GP was very worried until everyone's results came back negative and she decided it was post-viral fatigue.

Basically the only thing to do was lie on the sofa and sleep / get bored and try to get up / get tired again / sob / sleep

My advice to your daughter would be that she'll get better much sooner if she rests her body for a while, horrid as it is.

KatyMac Mon 21-Jan-13 22:06:36

She wants to go to school tomorrow; she hasn't managed staying awake all day yet hmm

KatyMac Tue 22-Jan-13 06:05:33

I'm hoping bizarrely for a snow day today; I think if she goes in she will be back very soon

Pagwatch Tue 22-Jan-13 06:14:13

I am back at the Doctors later this morning. He is diagnosing post viral syndrome - something I hadn't heard of before.

It started in October and I have had norovirus, a cough for nearly to months now, ear problems, sore throat, endless mouth ulcers, fatigue and a random appetite.

In my case it has fuck all to do with lack of fresh air or excercise.
I walk the dogs and, until this latest bout which made the Dr ban excercise just before Christmas, I work out hard twice a week.

It's utter shit.

MadameCastafiore Tue 22-Jan-13 06:16:46

I had post viral arthritus for about 12 weeks - was fecking horrendous and loads of people at work have had bugs that they just can't shake off.

It is to do with the fact that the weather was so mild and we didn;t have a cold snap - well thats what my nan would have said - so we should all be much better annd no one should get sick now due to present cold snap!

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