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Just been told I have the Epstien Barrs Virus 12 weeks out from IM WA, dont remember getting Glandular Fever but was told I had contracted it in the past year.

Doctor has advised I give triathlon away but not really keen to do that, does anyone have any experience / advise on this condition, I dont feel ill and thought feeling tired after a big block of training was normal......TIA

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17 minutes ago, andytubb said:

Just been told I have the Epstien Barrs Virus 12 weeks out from IM WA, dont remember getting Glandular Fever but was told I had contracted it in the past year.

Doctor has advised I give triathlon away but not really keen to do that, does anyone have any experience / advise on this condition, I dont feel ill and thought feeling tired after a big block of training was normal......TIA

I know a bit about it. 

Effected motocrossers in the mid to late 90's. 

Take heed of what the doctor said and get back to little bits of stuff slowly. It's serious stuff. 

 

Hope you get better. 👍

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Isn't Epstein Barr the same as Glandular Fever? or at least the virus that presents as GF. I had it in around 2005 picked it up at Sydney City to Surf. Laid me flat for 5-6 weeks, it was quite amazing that at the end of it I came out of a mental haze.

It then took me at least 12 months to recover to full capcacity. I started training lightly about 8 weeks after contracting it, but couldn't do any volume for about 12 months. I also noticed a significant shift in threshold HR.

Depending on how your feeling an IM is probably not a great idea, as far as giving away triathlon, if you love it why would you give it away. You will recover but it'll take some time and you need to listen to your body. Every so often you'll do too much and then you'll spend the next day in bed.

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IME take it easy now, or ul dig urself into a chronic fatigue syndrome hole. Like I did. 

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It really depends on whether you actually have it - of have been in contact with it - years ago I had a viral studies blood test which showed I had been in contact with it but no longer actually had it

The only cure for it is natural immune boosting - consult a naturopath or kiniesologist who'll advise on dietary supplements to boost your natural immunity - be strict with your rest - maybe transfer Busso to Port - but you don't have to give it away 🙄

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2 minutes ago, AP said:

It really depends on whether you actually have it - of have been in contact with it - years ago I had a viral studies blood test which showed I had been in contact with it but no longer actually had it

The only cure for it is natural immune boosting - consult a naturopath or kiniesologist who'll advise on dietary supplements to boost your natural immunity - be strict with your rest - maybe transfer Busso to Port - but you don't have to give it away 🙄

Medically wrong for viral indicators . 

Had it. That's what the studies show. 

Feeling like shit is the after effects of pushing too hard whilst sick with it. Ur body deals with it  

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Options

  • Take the advice of a qualified medical professional
  • Take the advice of a bunch of keyboard warriors
  • Take the advice of a bunch of people with no scientific evidence that their methods do work and plenty of scientific evidence that they do not work - naturopath and kiniesologist 
  • Get a second opinion from a qualified medical professional - perhaps one that specialises in sports medicine.
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17 minutes ago, Ironnerd said:

Options

  • Take the advice of a qualified medical professional
  • Take the advice of a bunch of keyboard warriors
  • Take the advice of a bunch of people with no scientific evidence that their methods do work and plenty of scientific evidence that they do not work - naturopath and kiniesologist 
  • Get a second opinion from a qualified medical professional - perhaps one that specialises in sports medicine.

STOP IT!

JUST STOP IT!

There'll be no more talking sense around here.

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26 minutes ago, Ironnerd said:

Options

  • Take the advice of a qualified medical professional
  • Take the advice of a bunch of keyboard warriors
  • Take the advice of a bunch of people with no scientific evidence that their methods do work and plenty of scientific evidence that they do not work - naturopath and kiniesologist 
  • Get a second opinion from a qualified medical professional - perhaps one that specialises in sports medicine.

Dont be so ridiculous. 

Im a doctor. 

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

STOP IT!

JUST STOP IT!

There'll be no more talking sense around here.

Particularly the part about IM Asia Pac being helpful with entry transfers.

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If you don't feel ill, why did you end up at the Drs getting a blood test done for gandular fever ( = the EB virus)?????

My understanding is that blood test will detect past exposure to the virus, even if you don't currently have an active infection/illness because you still have the antibodies to the virus in your system.

If you had full blown glandular fever, you'd know about it.  It would knock you on your arse so hard you'd hardly be able to get out of bed let alone train for triathlon.

I was advised by an orthopedic surgeon to give tris away in my early 20's due to a bulging disc in my back.  I got 25yrs of tris done after that, and my back is still better now than it was then :rolleyes: 

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I was diagnosed in 1996 while I was at Uni, I was living out of home at the time chasing the Ironman dream. I basically took 6 months of any training. I used to do 1 500m swim a week to try and keep some feel for the water. I used it as a excuse to live a bit more of a normal life. I caught up on my studies and went to a few parties and pub crawls including the Engineering departments legendary "Elvis" themed pub crawl. 🤣

I remember at the time hearing that Lance Armstrong had been diagnosed with cancer. I thought to myself there is no way he can comeback from that!.

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I was advised by an orthopedic surgeon to give tris away in my early 20's due to a bulging disc in my back.  I got 25yrs of tris done after that, and my back is still better now than it was then :rolleyes:

The best doctor is yourself - learn to observe your body and it's response to work and recovery - seek advice from "experts" but don't let fear shape your future - your body will let you know if you shouldn't be training 

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I remember at the time hearing that Lance Armstrong has been diagnosed with cancer. I thought to myself there is no way he can comeback from that!.

I thought exactly the same thing at the time - the doctors used drugs to cure him - he was crucified for using drugs to win against known drug cheats - I wonder how his health is these days 😏

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I feel for you man! I got this early this year (no idea how I got it) and its floored me for the best part of four months. Issue was that I didn't even know I had it so couldn't really plan around it. I just thought I was being lazy!

I recall doing what is usually a fairly easy 10k bike ride around my local Brisbane circuit and nearly passed out riding.

You need to rest up and make sure you take it easy otherwise you could really do yourself some damage. 

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5 hours ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

If you don't feel ill, why did you end up at the Drs getting a blood test done for gandular fever ( = the EB virus)?????

When I got my bloods done (where I found out I had glandular), it was because I thought I had some kind of undiagnosed depression or medical issue. Turned out it was EB virus which I was trying to train through and it was making me feeling like crap!

 

5 hours ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

I was advised by an orthopedic surgeon to give tris away in my early 20's due to a bulging disc in my back. 

Incidentally, how did you overcome the bulgling disc? My partner is currently suffering with this and not really getting much options in the way of overcoming it (apart from surgery, which she's not that keen on). I keep suggesting light swimming. 

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7 hours ago, AP said:

The best doctor is yourself - learn to observe your body and it's response to work and recovery - seek advice from "experts" but don't let fear shape your future - your body will let you know if you shouldn't be training 

 

I've learned that the hard way AP (& I come from a medical family).  Many Drs err on the side of extreme caution & will wrap you in cotton wool to avoid a hit on their professional indemnity insurance.  I listen to their advice but weigh it up with my specific situation. And I do a lot of my own research.

3 hours ago, dazmuzza said:

Incidentally, how did you overcome the bulgling disc? My partner is currently suffering with this and not really getting much options in the way of overcoming it (apart from surgery, which she's not that keen on). I keep suggesting light swimming. 

Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do (back will get weaker) but you need to find exercise you can do without making it worse.  Core work also - though the medicos had me focusing on my stomach, when in fact it was my back muscles that needed work (half supermans were a godsend for me).  Also also had to stop running for 3yrs, but continued weights, swim, cycle (but probably did a bit too much of those so slowed my recovery).  Gentle walking for 20mins is a good thing also.

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