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Glandular Fever Help Services 

(20 years experience of helping those with on-going troubles post GF)

glandular feverclick to send a summary of your Glandular Fever (EBV) Health History for initial comments

Glandular Fever Help Services would be worth contacting if any of the below are indicated:

glandular fever: glandular fever recovery; glandular fever relapse; post glandular fever troubles; glandular fever fatigue; glandular fever recurrenceglandular fever and m.e; glandular fever and chronic fatigue; glandular fever and post viral fatigue syndrome; glandular fever and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) troubles; glandular fever in older adults; post glandular fever and exercise; glandular fever and the sportsperson; on-going glandular fever; glandular fever reactivation.

It would be helpful to contact Gina Burton at Glandular Fever Help services if:

  • you need practical help and support to manage your energies after glandular fever - glandular fever recovery.
  • you continue to suffer relapses and bad bouts of glandular fever symptoms (even when blood tests show negative for glandular fever) - problems with glandular fever and post viral fatigue and cyclical bouts of glandular fever relapse symptoms.
  • you have just never felt 100% after glandular fever - ranging from mild troubles to glandular fever and chronic fatigue.
  • you have an actual diagnosed glandular fever recurrence (epstein barr virus reactivation) - this can happen in some cases.
  • you want to make sure you are doing everything you can in glandular fever recovery.
  • you are struggling with glandular fever and post viral fatigue, chronic fatigue or ME, thought to have stemmed from glandular fever, EBV or a similar virus.
  • you are sporty but have never been able to get back in to exercise after glanadular fever (EBV) without suffering fatigue and immune troubles - post glandular fever and exercise can be problematic seemingly due to a much lower stamina threshold.
  • you would like advice on how to support balanced immunity, supporting a sluggish liver, addressing low energy levels and coping with stress after glandular fever (stress is the enemy of many post glandular fever troubled individuals).


Caused by the Epstein Barr virus (E.B.V), glandular fever's correct name is infectious mononucleosis (I.M.). In the United States and Canada it is known as mononucleosis or mono. In all other English speaking countries it is known as glandular fever. It is less commonly known as Pfeiffer's Disease or Filatov's disease. A similar condition is caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) but this gives a negative heterophile antibody test result for glandular fever (monospot test is the common heterophile antibody test for glandular fever). Epstein Barr Virus, therefore, is usually the attributed virus to glandular fever.

Spread via saliva, glandular fever has an incubation period of up to 7 weeks. Acute glandular fever symptoms can persist for a few weeks but fatigue can continue. Nobody is really sure how long someone remains contagious but it is thought that in some cases this may be many months. Diagnosis can sometimes be troublesome if not tested at exactly the right time. The battery of tests for Epstein Barr Virus can be useful to perform if glandular fever symptoms are there, but other results for glandular fever remain negative (i.e. the monospot test mentioned above). This battery of tests will show whether in fact you have had EBV in the past (at some point) and may help attribute the symptoms and fatigue to a past occurence or glandular fever which may have left you with on-going post viral glandular fever / EBV troubles.
send enquiry to Glandular Fever Help Services if you would like practical help /direction in managing your health / energies  with this type of unexplained but possibly glandular fever related trouble.

If the glandular fever fatigue continues, the scenario is often reffered to as glandular fever and post viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). If fatigue and symptoms persist for more than 6 months after the acute glandular fever, it can be referred to as M.E. (
Myalgic Encephalopathy).
Gina Burton who runs her glandular fever help service feels that the term ME is very unhelpful to those continuing with troubles after glandular fever, so prefers to refer to this health scenario as "on-going post glandular fever syndrome". On-going post glandular fever troubles can and do occur in a number of cases. The glandular fever help services link is a very useful one if this is your problem. It offers a service to support and advise you, as you try and get back on track again by offering lots of practical recommendations to impliment, concentrating on foods and specific nutrient complexes which would be conducive to supporting a sluggish body, alongside all sorts of other bits of practical advice to set you on your way. These recommendations will begin to help you learn how to manage your health and energy levels as effectively as possible over the long term.


Acute glandular fever symptoms:

  • swollen ulcerated tonsils (white blobs on tonsils)
  • sore throat
  • enlarged spleen
  • elevated liver enzymes, mild liver damage, sometimes leading to jaundice or hepatitis
  • high fever
  • excessive fatigue
  • enlarged lymp glands in the armpits,  neck and groin

Most of the acute glandular fever symptoms disappear after a few weeks.
Rest for at least a month is ideal. 
Symptoms can continue, on an off, for a few months, but in some cases much longer.
In a number of cases, 100% health and energy levels are not regained afterwards. From Gina Burton's experience (who runs Glandular Fever Help Services) it seems that on-going troubles tend to persist in those glandular fever cases which were either: particulalry harsh; had some sort of liver involvement during the acute illness; where no time was taken off from work during the acute phase and where the body was pushed too far, too early on in recovery.

On-going glandular fever symptoms (glandular fever recurrence, glandular fever relapse, glandular fever and chronic fatigue, glandular fever and post viral fatigue):
  • fatigue not satisfied by sleep. 
  • recurrent tonsillitis
  • chronic sore throat and swollen lymp glands in the neck. 
  • aches and pains in the limbs. 
  • brain fag - not being able to find the right words.
  • lack of concentration
  • depression (feeling very low)
  • deep lethargy
  • not being able to stand lots of noise, people or strong smells (perfume, cleaning materials etc.) .
  • not feeling all there
  • digestive inbalance - bloating and pain often cited in lower abdomen.

The level of energy can fluctuates so that a few good days and weeks may be followed by energy slumps, fatigue, and bad bouts of glandular fever symptoms.  Delayed fatigue is very common in these cases where exercise, excitement and/or stress brings on the extreme fatigue a few days after the event. Glandular Fever relapse can occur when bad bouts of all the old symptoms can strike, leaving the body struggling to get back to where it was. Actual diagnosed glandular fever recurrence is not unknown, but often the symptoms return along with the heavy fatigue but without a new positive diagnosis. If these sort of troubles continue it is referred to as post viral fatigue syndrome. If the fatigue continues it can be referred to chronic fatigue. If you would like some practical help and direction with the management of these types of ongoing glandular fever troubles, then do send a message to glandular fever help services and Gina will see if she can be of practical assistance.

Many young sports people suffer with glandular fever and struggle afterwards. It can be incredibly frustrating if you are keen to return to your training but it is important to slowly get back in to it as troubles can greatly worsen if the body is put under too much physcial stress too early on in recovery. Many people coming through to Gina Burton's Glandular Fever Help Services have a sports and training background - over 85% of help enquiries actually. If you would like some practical help and direction with the management of these types of ongoing glandular fever troubles alongside your sport, then do send a message to glandular fever help services and Gina will see if she can be of practical assistance. As well as being a trained nutritional therapist specialising in helping those suffering post glandular fever, she has a bachelor hons degree in Sports Science and is also a keen sportsperson herself (so understands both the frustrations an implications involved).

glandular fever treatmentclick here to send a summary of your glandular fever health history for initial comments 

Glandular Fever Treatment and Glandular Fever Help

Unlike claims to the contrary, there are no miracle quick fix treatment cures for chronic glandular fever (on-going glandular fever post viral tiredness problems). The support and advice service (Glandular Fever Help Services) is run by Gina Burton. She tries to help as many people as possible with the trials and tribulations of glandular fever recovery and the symptoms which can hang around afterwards.

A new service has been trialling for a year, so more people can receive Gina's advice and recommendations. In the old system Gina charged fully for her time.

After sending a summary of your glandular fever history (click here to do this), Gina will reply with some initial comments. If you are then interested in pursuing her help she will send you further comments and then some further health/symptom/energy/eating questions to complete.
On checking through and assessing your information, Gina will then begin to complile a comprehensive set of eating recomendations alongside a document of personalised comments and pointers, other protocols as appropriate (often put together with extra back-up support from an immune specialist clinical herbalist where needed). She will then leave you to start working on changes but checking in with you at various points over the following 9 months and offering follow up recommendations as you go. This is all part of her service.
Gina does not charge fully for this service (for her thinking time, initial e-mails, putting comprehensive and personalised recomendations and protocols together over a couple of days, follow up e-mails and on-going advice over the 9 month period). A minimum of 10-15 hours is usually ploughed in to each case.
She does ask for a one-off donation of 100 to help keep her Help Service going however.

if you want to read more go to here if you would like to send Gina a summary of your glandular fever history, for her initial comments

Gina has helped over 2000 glandular fever sufferers all over the world, since she started her Glandular Fever Help Services in 1998.

She has a great empathy with the frustrating situation you find yourself in, having gone through it all herself. She has always been a very keen sportsperson and therefore understands the frustrations suffered by many people who struggle with this illness and struggle to get back to their old levels of activity. It is very common for young, bright and talented sports competitors to come down with glandular fever. However over the last few years many older people have come through to Gina for advice. As well as studying and qualifying as a nutritional therapist (originally to see if she could start to help herself with post glandular fever toubles) and having a good knowledge of other complimentary therapies, Gina has a bachelor honours degree in sports science.

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