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Mon, Nov. 6th, 2006, 05:20 am
CFS

Posting this for the people with CFS on my friends list. I haven't read that much about CFS but I didn't know about the connection with Glandular fever.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/health/chronic-fatigue-not-just-for-women/2006/11/06/1162661583808.html

Scientists from the University of Sydney and the University of NSW have discovered who is most likely to get the debilitating condition and it has nothing to do with age, sex, personality traits or mental health as many people thought.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is most commonly triggered by an acute illness, like glandular fever, and it is the severity of this illness that decides whether you will develop the syndrome, the research found.

Mon, Nov. 6th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
lirion

I had really severe chicken pox at 15 and got pushed back to school too early. That then triggered the CFS which while currently could be said to be in remission, as of earlier this year, has been around for about 11 years now. It used to be known as Post Viral Syndrome when you got it from an illness... One of the ways it was described to me was as if the body was still firmly convinced that you still ahd the illness and so spent all it's resources on trying to chase out the infection, leaving you not only exhausted from it's efforts, but unable to fight off anything else that cmae tour way, because it was a bit blinkered and could only see The Big bad.

Mon, Nov. 6th, 2006 08:42 am (UTC)
plumparellels

Interesting, as I've had CFS for years. What is glandular fever?

Tue, Nov. 7th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
madefromstars

I think it's called mono in the states?