What is this???

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Ohwhatbliss Sat 02-Jan-21 09:49:59

Probably going to be long but I'm looking for any advice on what is going on with my health.

Every so often, I'd say once every 8 weeks or so, I become really ill for 24/48 hours. Always the exact same symptoms, really bad fatigue, low level headache, muscle aches mainly in legs/bum and main symptom, really swollen glands in neck. I feel really awful for 1/2 days and then it passes.

This has been going on for at least 5 years. It's annoying and debilitating when it happens (usually if I'm tired/run down/not eating healthily etc).

It feels like bad tonsillitis but lasts 2 days max. My Mum says it's good I have a strong immune system and obviously my bodies way of fighting something off. I've started with my "gland thing" today after a big Christmas/new year and I'm so fed up of it. Any ideas?

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nimbuscloud Sat 02-Jan-21 09:52:12

Have you ever gone to the doctor about it?

Ohwhatbliss Sat 02-Jan-21 10:10:35

I've seen two different doctors about it but don't have a definitive diagnosis. And as symptoms only last 1/2 days i never end up really persuing it with the doctor. I'm wondering if it's something akin to glandular fever/EBV. I seem to remember one of the blood tests I had showed that I had had glandular fever at some time in the past?

I'm only interested in if anyone has anything similar, I'm not looking for a medical diagnosis 🤷🏻‍♀️

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FelicityFeathers Sat 02-Jan-21 18:20:07

I'm going to suggest a migraine.

I suffered with similar symptoms to you for years - couldn't understand why I kept getting ill for such a short space of time. Turned out to be migraines

Try a liquid tablet painkiller at the very first sign and see what happens

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