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Postby Jess1234 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:59 pm

I don't think I need advice about this, it just helps to write it all out!
Basically in the past 10 months I've had four hospital admissions, the first being for glandular fever and the others for asthma. Since I had glandular fever I've been having really bad joint and muscle pain and have days where I can barely get out of bed let alone make it into uni... I've also been having trouble with my vision and really intense headaches. It's gotten to the point where I'm having to seriously consider whether I can continue my course which really sucks. I'm currently having tests done at the doctors and I get the results of the blood tests on Monday which I'm really worried about. I just want all this to be over and feel better and do normal things like go out with my friends!

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Re: Health troubles

Postby Bel Bel » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:48 pm

Jess gladular fever is horrible. My brother had it and was ill for a couple of months. I think you need to wait for the results and ask the doctor if he has any idea how much longer it will go on for before deciding about your course.

If things don't go well at the doctors perhaps speak to your tutor and ask to start the cousre again next year if possible.
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Re: Health troubles

Postby Jess1234 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:38 pm

I've kept my tutor informed with what is going on. They may ask me to take some time out and come back at a later date depending on whether I'm able to manage going out on placement. My doctor has said she is willing to sign me off from my course, it's just that absences really count against you whether they are authorised or not so I'm trying to force myself to go in. It's just the unknown which is so frustrating at the moment!
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Re: Health troubles

Postby RagDoll » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:11 pm

Agree with bel bel re: glandular fever... you could still be recovering from it.

Obviously I am not a doctor, so I could be way, way off the mark here, but I did wonder if this could be ME or chronic fatigue as it is sometimes referred to. My friend had it and her symptoms were similar to yours. I am pleased to report that she is 100% well now, so if that is what this turns out to be, then there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.
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Re: Health troubles

Postby Lust » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:08 pm

Hey jess, just following on from what ragdoll said, it sounds like it could be fibromyalgia. My ex has it and her symptoms are very similar to yours where she has days where she can't even get out of bed let alone go to work. Where abouts is your pain/aches? If it is seeming to be all over then it's very possible it could be fibromyalgia.

I'm no doctor obviously, just thought I'd mention it as it sounds very similar. Hope you feel better soon, look after yourself x
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Re: Health troubles

Postby Jess1234 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:34 pm

They are investigating ME as part of it but as there is no test for it they have to rule out anything else first, hence all the blood tests I'm having!

Lust I'd never heard of Fibromyalgia before so I looked up the symptoms last night (being a nursing student gives me access to good medical journals!). The aches and pains are pretty much all over.. I shall wait and see what the dr says! Hopefully it will all turn out to be nothing [-o< :)
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Re: Health troubles

Postby Jess1234 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:00 pm

Just an update... I got the test results back last Monday, which showed I have slightly raised Bilirubin levels which isn't a cause for concern at the moment but I need to have repeat blood tests in 5weeks for liver function and bilirubin levels. I also had some other blood tests for Rheumatoid function and autoimmune levels although I haven't had the results of that yet. My dr has now referred me to a specialist at the hospital and I'll see them on the 29th of Nov so hopefully some sort of diagnosis can be made.
In terms of how I feel my mobility is becoming increasingly reduced which is making it really difficult to do anything! Yesterday was a good day but I think I did too much as today I can barely move! It's extremely frustrating especially as I'm supposed to be on placement soon and if I miss too much placement they won't let me continue on my course.. I'm making an appointment with my tutor to discuss my options but if they say I have to take time out or leave the course then my parents have said I have to come back to India which I really DON'T want to do! It all just feels like I'm banging my head against a brick wall right now! ](*,)
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Re: Health troubles

Postby Bel Bel » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:02 pm

I feel for you Jess. It's very frustrating. I hope things get sorted soon so you don't have to go back to India. :(
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