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Hi, thanks. DD is 4 and and hasnt been well on and off for the last couple of months but the last 3 weeks have been awful. She is really lethargic, not eating well, sore throat, bad stomach etc. It was only last night that I put the symptoms together and thought oh no gf maybe back.
I think occurence is common and it takes ages to get over it, about 2 years in fact. Has your DD had a bug in the meantime and that has weakened her to having GF again? Three weeks sounds like a long time. They used to diagnose it only by a blood test. Is that still the case? I will never forget I had the sorest throat ever. And before it was diagnosed the first time, my abdominal muscles hurt so much, I couldn't turn over in bed.
Well I think she has had at least one bug, maybe two, its hard to tell as its peaks and troughs. I am taking her to docs tonight and am afraid it will be a blood test. Shes really run down and i feel awful because I just thought she was picking things up from nursery. It was only yesterday when she asked to come home from the park that alarm bells started ringing.
Hi Lucy5 - I had this a year ago and yes it came back, but only for a short time and much less viciously. I was out of action for around 4 months the first time and not out of action at all the second but felt pretty ropey for a couple of weeks. Someone told me that it can recur for several years, usually around the time you first had it (for me November). I guess it recurs when the first round of winter coughs and colds start attacking.