A few weeks ago I posted a message about my carotid artery being sore. I mentioned it started out like I was getting a cold. Then I had a week off school (spring break), all week I could not get any restful sleep. Each time I got up I seemed to be more tired than when I went to bed. The soreness in my neck, jaw line and ear went away so I got on with life. I said to my partner that I thought I was just feeling sorry for myself. So I pulled up my big girl panties and did the darn thing. Last week was the first week back to school, you guessed it, my throat got sore, my gland (not my artery) on the right side is swollen and it hurts to the touch, my jaw line feels out of line, my throat is sore, I have a monster headache that will not go away just varies in intensity and, my ear hurts. Every afternoon around 12 -1 pm I crash. I have to go to sleep or I can't function. I have had FM since Dec 2006. I have always gotten tired in the afternoon but not like this! I took my brother to the DR. today about 2 hours away from us. On the way back I crashed! I was having a very hard time staying awake, at the wheel! That is scary! Any thoughts?