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   Posted 3/11/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Tuesday I was at the Doctor's - he did a whole bunch of bloodwork( 9 vials) as I am still having night sweats and not feeling great. I have also lost some weight without trying.  He wants to see me next Tuesday to go over the results. In the meantime I have noticed this lump above my collarbone seems bigger. Anyone have any ideas what this could be related to? It hard and immovable.
Diagnosed 2008 UCTD (lupus), Raynauds, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia and Asthma,  taking arthrotec, plaquinel, tramadol, adalat, symbicort and valcyclovir

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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi SweetJane. I can think of a few things, but nothing that would require an ER visit unless the chills and sweats get serious. I'm glad you're seeing your doc soon though cause it sounds abnormal. Keep us posted. Love, Butterflake
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   Posted 3/11/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure either. I have pain around my collar bone but no lumps. Good thing your Doctor is looking into it further. Good luck (((HUGS)))

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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry I didn't see this post sooner.  Please call your doctor back.  I don't want to unnecessarily upset you, but I couldn't just ignore your symptoms.  They match the symptoms my doctors were looking for when they suspected I had lymphoma.  Of course I did not, and I pray you don't have it either.  The immovable lymph node "lump," the night sweats, the unexplainable weight loss, the fact that the lump is not painful, etc.  I'm so sorry for causing alarm, but I felt I couldn't just look the other way.  I am not a doctor, just a concerned fellow AI sufferer.
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Meds:  Prednisone 9 mg, Plaquenil 400 mg, Wellbutrin XL 300 mg, Calcium/D 1200 mg, 81 mg aspirin, ibuprofen and Darvocet as needed for pain ( I take it maybe 3x/week) 

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   Posted 3/26/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Heartsong, thankyou for your reply. I am trying not to be alarmed as I also was thinking what you were thinking. My bloodwork came back and everything was okay except estrogen was low, Doc says I am in menopause, no big surprise there. I showed him the lump which has been there a very long time, and he thinks it is 'superficial'. He asked if I wanted it removed and I told him, probably should. I have heard nothing from his office about this.
Diagnosed 2008 UCTD (lupus), Raynauds, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia and Asthma,  taking arthrotec, plaquinel, tramadol, adalat, symbicort and valcyclovir

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   Posted 3/26/2010 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jane, I was thinking it could be your bones from possible osteoporosis. Between going throw menapause and are you taking steroids or anything that makes your bones brittle. Also have you been tested with a bone scanner to see if your bones are thinning? That is something most lupies - A/I women have done. If not you should probably tell your doctor you want it done. It only takes a few minutes.
Let us know what you do.
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   Posted 5/28/2014 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jane, I'm from the Lyme disease forum, but was searching for others who have had a swollen lymph node above the collar bone... As I have. Can you tell me how this turned out for you?

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