Wednesday 14 November 2007


It turns out that James (one of the sandwich year students who has been off ill for over two weeks now) has been diagnosed with glandular fever.

I’ve been ill with something or other for nearly a month now so it got me thinking. I looked up the details on the nhs direct site.


1) Ill for nearly a month
2) Sore throat
3) Tiredness, lack of energy
4) Loss of appetite
5) Muscle ache and headache

April’s also been ill for quite a while now and was prescribed amoxicillin.

“At first, glandular fever is sometimes wrongly diagnosed, for example as a bacterial throat infection or tonsillitis. If you are given treatment for a bacterial infection with the antibiotics ampicillin or amoxicillin, you may develop a rash of small red spots.”

She has also complained of a rash and only stopped taking the pills a few days before. And she’s still not 100%.

Since then I have also been prescribed amoyycillin so I guess we shall wait and see.

Before you all say, I have not been kissing James (Glandular fever is also know as the kissing disease), we must have drank out of each other’s pint or something by mistake.

It’s all a bloody pain though as I’m off on holiday from tomorrow till next Tuesday. What a bum time to be off ill!!!

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