Painful neck glands

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sorekitty, May 30, 2009.

  1. sorekitty

    sorekitty New Member

    I have been diagnosed with fms and cfs. For the past year the fatigue has really been the worst symptom.

    I was really tired this morning and was able to go back to sleep at 10. My neck was hurting earlier but has gotten worse through the day.

    My glands are not swollen. The right hurts more than the left but both hurt. Sort of feels like I pulled both glands (in the front of neck below my jaw). I cannot figure it out. I took an epsom salt bath and just took an aleve. If I look upwards with my head it hurts bad if I just am still I can feel it hurting.

    The only time I felt something similar was when I was on a detox protocol but I am not doing that now.

    Anyone have any ideas? All my son wants me to do is play Lego pirates on the floor but I hurt so bad and he doesn't understand. Oh man I hope this goes away.

  2. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    i hoped it would go away for years but it doesn't go away. you have to be tested for infections by a CFS specialist and put on the appropriate antimicrobial drugs. your glands ache because you have an infection.

  3. meowee

    meowee New Member

    I don't have any help, but I do have the same thing. It seemed my neck was so sore for about 2 months, and then it moved elsewhere.
    Good luck to you.
  4. sorekitty

    sorekitty New Member

    Hi Sue,
    Thanks for your reply. I was tested but that was quite a while ago. I showed negative to most except an occasional + to EBV and every so often a high ANA.

    If you take antimicrobial drugs do you have to stay on them forever? Which meds have you taken and how are you doing now?

    Today my neck is much better but still slightly sore, moreso on the right.

  5. sorekitty

    sorekitty New Member

    Cute user name! Thanks for letting me know I am not alone in having this symtom. I'm better now after two days of a lot of pain.
  6. frickly

    frickly New Member

    This was my first symptom years ago and is still with me today. It's inflammation. Why is it inflammed is the question. I have been on antibiotics for a mycoplasmal infection for months which has helped my pain dramatically. Unfortunatly, the pain in my neck is still there.