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I'm awaiting the results of a blood test for glandular fever, or, what Americans sometimes call 'Mono' (I think). It is clear from how I feel - ultra-tired, weak, lethargic, painful throat, bulbous, enflamed glands - that I have glandular fever, and the doctor also said she was virtually sure I do too.


I have two essays for university due in soon, and exams not long after this. I don't know what to do about that, I may have to drop out if it doesn't clear up soon. I have heard some people say that it can last from between 3 weeks, 6 months, or even 3 years! I can't even afford to be immobilised like this for three weeks, to be honest.


Has anyone here had any personal experience of glandular fever? How long did it last? How did you feel? Thanks.


link removed - a definition for people who may use a different term for it.

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I had it in college, as a lot of people do...


I was in school full time and working part time, so i had a full schedule. I handled it by just really taking care of myself and sleeping more. I cut out all social activities, and went straight home after work and just studied quietly. Then i went to sleep at around 8 or 9 pm and slept more than usual. So i was able to carry on and do my work and school by just sleeping when i would normally be socializing.


It usually lasts no more than month to 6 weeks. I was better in about a month.


If you have mono, you can go to your teacher and ask for an extension to do the tests/papers later if necessary. If you are ill, you can always take an 'incomplete' grade in the class, then finish up in a month or two when you feel better. Once you finish the work, your grade will change from an I to a usual grade, so it doesn't have to hold you back.

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My friend is still recovering from it (he got glandular fever AND tonsillitis at the same time). He had to miss 2 weeks of uni as he was bed ridden, then when he came back he basically shifted up a gear to meet (extended) deadlines for various assignments. I wouldn't say you'd need to drop out though, just might have to work that extra bit harder.


He got struck with it in February and within about 3-4 weeks he was doing his normally activities, albeit tiring easily and stuff.


You just have to keep an eye on your immune system for a long time after, even the slightest ailment can floor you.

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