Sore Throat and Swollen Glands (BAD)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tandy, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. tandy

    tandy New Member


    I'm just getting over (w/Antibiotics)
    the worse sore throat and double ear infection!

    I only post because when it hit me,..
    I woke up at 4;30 am with what felt like a stiff neck and
    it hurt to swallow.
    When I got out of bed and looked and felt,....
    My glands in my neck were as big as I've ever seen!
    They were like visable balls! and OMG to touch them sent me thru the roof in pain!!
    I was kinda scared and just wondered if anyone gets many sore throats,...and Do they ever get as bad as I've described?
    It felt like my throat was almost closed together.
    mild fever.
    Thanks for any replys~
    Tandy
  2. joyfully

    joyfully New Member

    You really need to call your doctor. Could this possibly a reaction to the antibiotics?

    My son developed an allergic reaction to an antibiotic while he had bilateral ear infections and a sore throat. He was all swollen too, but also had a rash on his face and chest. His throat was closing. I'd definitely call the doctor.
  3. Butterfly_of_grace

    Butterfly_of_grace New Member

    in the past. It gets pretty nasty. SOmetimes even the slightest cold causes my glands to over react and get huge causing stiff neck and lots of pain, including ear pain.

    Im so sorry you are going thru this...was it strept throat by any chance? Usually strept can cause miserable swollen glands like that. The anti-biotics should take care of it. Wishing you a speedy recovery. hang in there and get plenty of rest

    HUGS
  4. tandy

    tandy New Member

    I'm getting much better guys~
    The antibiotics are working. (no rash)
    I had 2 severe days,..then finally the glands softened up.
    They are'nt as huge and hard~
    so I'm on the uphill :)

    I had'nt seen anything like it in my life!!
    I thought I had mumps the glands were so big!
    uuuuggghhh!
    Yes,..the doc. thinks Strep Throat but treated for it
    without getting the results of the throat swab.
    It was obvious I needed something~
    I looked horrible~

    gotta go rest some more,.
    Huge hugs
    Tandy
  5. findmind

    findmind New Member

    Just want to say hi, and glad you're feeling better!

    I've had strep and it is awful, isn't it? Does sound like it hit you fast and furious, tho'.

    Have some lysine on hand? If you ever feel the slightest sore throat, take it. Strep is especially responsive to it I have heard.

    You get well soon. I have a simple cold and feel like I'm dying; you have really had it a lot tougher!

    Are the kids ok? Nobody caught it? It can spread like wildfire.

    Hope you are up to (your very own, personal, whatever that is!) 100% real soon.

    Hugs,
    findmind
  6. tandy

    tandy New Member


    It sure did hit fast and hard!
    I think thats why I kinda freaked out by the hugeness of the glands~
    I have'nt had a sore throat and swollen glands get THAT bad in 6-7 yrs!

    I'm getting better tho :)
    Take care & Thanks again (for the tip on lysine)
    Tandy