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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?

EduCated Sun 03-Feb-13 16:24:07

I was like this after glandular fever. It was horrible, I didn't feel ill and wanted to be out and doing everything, but just didn't have the energy and would inevitably crash and burn. Didn't help that friends thought I was just being a lazy wimp and my housemate at the time decided to take me in hand and gave me a big lecture about not putting in enough effort with going to lectures angry

KatyMac Sun 03-Feb-13 17:03:25

For the first time ever I have prioritised dance over school; I'm hoping the emotional boost from dancing will give her a lift - but I'm worried she won't manage it

KatyMac Sun 03-Feb-13 17:04:12

Aww Roundabout, life is so unfair

FanFuckingTastic Sun 03-Feb-13 17:13:07

I had post viral fatigue, and it was worse when I was out and about trying to get on with life (because it was Only a kidney infection and I should just Get On With IT) I felt like I might pass out. People in the street asked me if I was okay. Nope, I wasn't but that's the expectations of a mum right. We're not allowed to get ill. Thank God I saw sense and finally sought help - all those proper ignorant people, including family members finally see that I am maybe actually not well all the time, and that the condition just worsens when I get ill.

KatyMac Sun 03-Feb-13 17:32:43

I just bought some tonic, some energising vitamins & some rescue remedy pastilles; I do hope they help her

She was SO fit & active before this & she is just so miserable now - constant nosebleeds, falling asleep, odd pain & headaches and the emotional puddle I keep referring to (I don't know how better to describe it)

fuzzpig Sun 03-Feb-13 18:09:11

Poor things sad

Emotional puddle is a brilliant (IYSWIM) phrase BTW - absolutely describes it!

Hope the vitamins help. I've been wondering about it myself (just take a normal multivitamin with added iron ATM)

KatyMac Sun 03-Feb-13 18:12:45

She takes a multivitamin every day.....I'm working on the basis that what she doesn't need will get wee'd away

but maybe 3 extra is over kill blush

roundabout1 Sun 03-Feb-13 22:02:57

I too think emotional puddle is such an accurate description!

katy - I dont blame you at all prioritising dance over school, she has to have fun especially as you dont want her to be so down its hindering recovery. For weeks we did nothing at the weekends as it was for recovering from school & gearing up for the next week but dd just got more & more fed up. At that time we did have Educational Welfare breathing down our necks so school did seem like the priority. Now school is important but more because dd feels left out by the amount of abscence she had previously so its a tough call sometimes, not sure what to do for the best.

KatyMac Tue 05-Feb-13 08:26:42

So, so surprising

The doctor said it was really important for her to do the dancing; partially because exercise makes you feel better, partially because she was so fit before & needs to get back there and partially because she needs something to look forward to

I nearly fell off my chair

KatyMac Tue 05-Feb-13 20:53:22

Puddle day today


roundabout1 Wed 06-Feb-13 09:51:02

Thats good what the doctor said, sorry yesterday wasn't a good day. My dd has had a few better days this week but back to square one. I'm feeling an awful mum too because I had arranged for dd2 to go into nursery for an extra morning so I could get out & spend the morning with a friend shopping & a quick coffee. Now I am stuck inside with a moaning dd1 feeling very sorry for herself & am paying money I can't really afford for dd2 to be out too. I do feel very sorry for dd1 but I am desparately in need of some me time.

KatyMac Wed 06-Feb-13 21:44:28

How unfair!

DD had a better day today, how has your DD been this afternoon?

The dance classes are definitely improving her stamina & emotional health

roundabout1 Thu 07-Feb-13 11:24:30

Thats great that the dance lessons are helping, the sense of normality must be beneficial too. My dd perked up yesterday afternoon & in school today, just for one lesson but better than nothing!

KatyMac Thu 07-Feb-13 21:32:31

Puddle day today sad

roundabout1 Fri 08-Feb-13 15:10:17

Oh dear - we do find after a really good day/days a bad day or days inevitably follows. No wonder kids find it frustrating, I find myself getting my hopes up about how much dd can manage only to be dashed when she isn't good the next day.

roundabout1 Mon 11-Feb-13 15:12:28

Hope your dd has picked up a bit. My dd is off school again today after a disasterous weekend full of tantrums & tears.

KatyMac Tue 12-Feb-13 07:29:20

I'm sorry Roundabout - your DD does sound poorly.

DD is definitely getting better the GP was right about the exercise - it is making a massive difference for her

KatyMac Wed 13-Feb-13 23:22:51

How is your DD today, Roundabout?

rockinhippy Wed 13-Feb-13 23:39:23

Katy I am so glad you posted this - not that you are going through it of course sad but I've a very similar problem with my own DD, & like you I have health problems so its a big worry,

not least because my DD was diagnosed with JHMS' in November, which her specialist said has close links with Fibromyalgia & since before Xmas she seems to have had one bug after another, so much so I've started to worry I've let her go back to school too soon & it my fault.

We were all floored with a flu virus over Xmas, DD started the week before & my health is at rock bottom, but I've put that down to my wearing myself out nursing her, our GP just says we have been unlucky & just keeping new viruses, but reading the replies on here, makes me realise there's a lot of it around, so our GP/ your GP is probably right & its not DDs illness getting worse, or that she has FM too

Have you tried Spirulina for your DD Katy - it does help, though for DD not as much this time round as with other illnesses, she does pick up when she's taking it

Hope she's better soon, I'm sure it's the last thing you need too xx

roundabout1 Fri 15-Feb-13 11:21:07

katy - thanks for asking, she's not had a great week, but struggling more emotionally & mood wise than physically but I know its because she's feeling crappy. I'm just at the end of my tether with it tbh, obviously I feel really bad for her & so wish I could make it all better but she's awful to live with, bedtimes are a battle, school is a battle, endless fighting & downright nastiness to dd2. She is rarely asleep before midnight but is dead on her feet but won't admit it and any suggestion that she takes things easy leads to a strop, doors slamming & culminates 10 minutes later with her feeling really poorly. Sorry to rant there blush

ariane5 Fri 15-Feb-13 11:29:18

My 4 dcs have been like this-ill almost constantly sine mid sep.sore throats,coughs,horrid high temps.really poorly then exhausted for days then ill again.

Ddwas so ill end of nov, just didn't pick up and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in dec which the consultant said was most likely caused by one of the viruses she has had-I had no idea what I kept thinking of as 'just a virus' could cause so much damage sad

All dcs just look pale,skinny and tired.Can't wait for warmer weather and for them to perk up a bit its been horrible.

ariane5 Fri 15-Feb-13 11:31:20

Rockinhippy-my 4 dcs have eds-similar to your dd condition and I've often wondered if this has contributed to how ill they always are-its as if they are always tired/in pain/low anyway and can't fight anything off.

ApplyYourself Fri 15-Feb-13 11:41:02

I've read for years now about your daughter and her illnesses and all the time she has off school.

Could there be some underlying cause here?

KatyMac Fri 15-Feb-13 12:02:01

You would think so, but apparently she is just 'unlucky'

I was a 'poorly' child, now have IBS, CFS & FM, my brother was healthy as a child and as an adult has had an oestocarcanoma, rheumatoid arthritis & diabetes. DH has been medially retired with severe asthma and chronic lung disease since '93 & is in and out of Papworth.

But DD is just 'unlucky' hmm

ApplyYourself Fri 15-Feb-13 12:13:01

Poor girl. Has she been investigated for 'everything? ' [ can't think of a better way to put that! ] Just in case there is 'something' that pulls it all together?

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