Hi

I have recently been feeling really tired and been falling asleep watching TV every evening.

It started a few weeks ago. I went to Australia to be with my new fiancee for around 8 weeks, during the last couple of weeks there I found that I was feeling sleepy watching TV at night, but didn't really feel tired as such

The day I was due to fly back I started with a cold, had a sore throat etc. The cold lasted around 2 weeks after I got back to the UK. Ever since then (around 3 weeks now) I have been feeling really tired, all day

I have been trying to do exercise to see if this helps energy levels but it just makes me feel more tired

I helped my brother put a shed up yesterday, and when I got home I noticed I had sore glands in my neck and groin, and I was watching TV and trying my hardest to stay awake, but I kept falling asleep

I went to my doc last friday, but he didn't take bloods as he had done them a few months ago

Since then my glands have been a but tender (neck, collarbone area, groin, back of knees) and i feel like I have a slight throat infection

any ideas?
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replied April 28th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

You might be having a bacterial or a viral pharyngitis.

Taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen , might help to reduce all of your symptoms.

Adequate rest, good hydration and nutrition will also be important.

If the symptoms do not subside or worsen, consulting a doctor for prescription of antibiotics will be helpful.


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