Inflamed Lympth nodes Anyone??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by LeLeHpr, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. LeLeHpr

    LeLeHpr New Member

    Just curious..I seem to have an inflamed one in my groin area that is rearing it's ugly head..LOL Was wondering if this was another one of our many symptoms?
  2. LeLeHpr

    LeLeHpr New Member

    For additional responses, and possible suggestions.
  3. LeLeHpr

    LeLeHpr New Member

    Nice to know we can all relate on one level or another!
  4. elaine_p

    elaine_p New Member

    Someone posted info about doing this. I think it's described in the Trigger Point Therapy book. You're supposed to massage towards your heart.

    I've had one in my groin for about 4 years. Mostly I never noticed it except when my cat walked on it. I finally tried massaging it a couple weeks ago and I think it's finally going away!
  5. Iggy_RN

    Iggy_RN New Member

    on the right side of my neck, asked the rheummy and said,"Hmmm" very helpful huh? I will be at the Pain docs office thursday I will ask him. As far as this, it is an FM symptom. Iggy
  6. franners

    franners New Member

    Have a huge one in my breast...others too.... No doc ever seems interested in them, mine get to where they feel a little relieved ,except my breast, then are right back at it.. maybe this will help??

    Abstract: Phantom lymphadenopathy. An association with chronic fatigue syndrome


    Postgrad Med J 2003 Jan;79(927):59-60
    Shee CD.

    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust.

    Ten patients with self diagnosed enlarged lymph glands were referred to a general medicine outpatient clinic and careful examination did not confirm lymphadenopathy. All patients also complained of severe chronic fatigue associated with aches and miscellaneous somatic symptoms, and fulfilled criteria for diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Phantom lymphadenopathy may be a symptom in some people with CFS, and possible reasons for this are discussed.

  7. Kathrin

    Kathrin New Member

    I have them too, mainly those below the jaw. My doc said that it is a symtom of a Bartonella infection, which again can cause fatigue etc. and be in fact very similar to Lyme.
    Did you ever try to treat this with an antibiotic?

  8. karenq

    karenq New Member

    I often have problems with the lymph nodes under my right ear and on the right side of my neck. It usually seems to happen when I have a sinus infection or the beginnings of one. It is very painful and I seem to only be able to get it under control with my sinus medications. The massage ideas sound good. I am so tired of taking medication.

  9. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    My nodes swell on each side of my neck and underneath my chin. It can last for many weeks or be gone in 2 days. This 'attractive look' is what started my quest for knowledge. I, finally, was diagnosed with fibro, but have yet to have the rheumys say it's related. It can't be that hard for the specialists to hear these symptoms, from many people, and figure it may have something to do with fibro! I've had tests run too, and they all came back negative.

    Hope they clear up soon!



  10. mroc37

    mroc37 New Member

    Hi i just came on boards an ther was what i needed to hear
    My throat has been soer fo ra month doc says its irritated
    BUt i seem to lose my voice after i talk just alittle I di have polyps and i was thinking thats what it could be but after reading mail I think it may be nodes
  11. Deni

    Deni New Member

    Yes, I have them. They are always swollen and painful under my jaw. I was glad to hear that if they are painful they are unlikely to be cancerous, but because they are always swollen, I am worried about cancer. I have them behind my left ear, in the back of my head, in my groin and sometimes behind my left knee. Wierd huh? Has anyone heard about how often these do develop into cancer?
  12. bibby

    bibby New Member

    Oh heck yes,

    I have very sore lymph nodes in my neck on both sides around the ear and jawline area. When I'm going
    through a flare they are so sore it hurts to move my head from side to side. I mentioned this to my MD
    and he only said that that was normal in FM. I've also started having some pain on my left side groin area.
    Most uncomfortable. We all seem to be in the same boat. Maybe one day they will be able to destroy this
    monster and we can get our lives back.


  13. Gracie65

    Gracie65 New Member

    that I had a problem was the symptom of enlarged lymph glands in my neck. This was what presented many years ago, followed up within a day or so by that extreme fatigue that put me into bed sleeping hours and hours. Add painful muscles throughout and that was my life for years before getting a diagnosis of CFS. We had done every test(labs and mri's, x-rays) which could not give the doctor a diagnosis. Eventually I found out about CFS myself.

    Now when my neck glands swell, I know the fatigue is right behind it(that might last days or weeks in the intense stage and months in the moderate stage, and of course the muscle pain.
  14. Bamabrneyes2

    Bamabrneyes2 New Member

    My lymph nodes are so swollen under my arms that my breast are so sore and I have to sleep with a pillow under the arm on the opposite side I am sleeping on. I am new to the board. My lymph nodes are swollen under my chin and on the sides of my neck. I also have them swollen especially in the right groin area that it will hurt so bad it feels like I get a catch in the right groin area and have to sit down. I am glad to know that other people have the same problem with Fibro. My Rheumotologist won't say anything about it also and just shruggs it off. Atleast I know it's not in my head! Thanks for bringing it up.