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Is there any wierd headache / sore throat bugs going round ATM?

(8 Posts)
PeppermintPatty Mon 25-Aug-08 19:56:32

HAve had a headache / neckache for 12 days now. I never normally get headaches. Also my throat feels tender and bit swollen like swollen glands but only on one side.

Have been taking painkillers and just carrying on as normal as its not that bad.

Since Saturday, headache and sore throat have got worse and also been feeling VERY tired and struggling to stay awake sometimes.

Any ideas? Is it worth going to Doctors?

AvenaLife Mon 25-Aug-08 19:58:19

Go to the doctors. Glandular fever is a bit like these symptoms. He can do a blood test to check for it.

Sorry you are feeling so ill. sad

nickytwotimes Mon 25-Aug-08 20:00:17

Get it checked out.
There are loads of horrid viruses all the time round here, lol.
Sounds rotten you poor thing.

PeppermintPatty Mon 25-Aug-08 20:00:44

Thanks Avena.
I've already had glandular fever, can you get it twice?

nickytwotimes Mon 25-Aug-08 20:02:47

You can have gf twice, but it is extremely unlikely and unusual. It is most likely some other hideous bug. Best to get checked out though. You might have developed a secondary infection and need something fo rit.

PeppermintPatty Mon 25-Aug-08 20:05:15

Ok, will try and get docs appointment tomorrow.
Would prob have gone today if it wasn't for bank holiday!

frasersmummy Mon 25-Aug-08 20:06:50

sounds like the tonsilitis I had recently .. took me 3 weeks and 3 lots of anitibiotics to shift it ..

hope you feel better soon

HonoriaGlossop Mon 25-Aug-08 20:29:24

I had a bug last week that sounds v similar. Days of headaches, and sore throat. Lost my voice too but I am very, very prone to pharyngitis so voice seems to go at the drop of a hat.

Hope you're feeling better soon. Take something with anti-inflammatory properties; ibuprofen? Aspirin? < I think>

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