Contining Health Problem....need advice please?

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Tormented
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   Posted 9/9/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
 Okay, I know this is the anxiety forum but this "condition" is contributing to my anxiety. Over the past 6 months approximately a week before I start my monthly cycle my lymphnode under my right ear swells up, cause a slight fever,it makes my thoat scratchy/soar and makes it difficult to swallow. The pressure causes a headache that starts at my ears and travels to my temples and to my right eye. The pain from the headache eventually casuse my stomach to go quesy.
 
 At the end of July I went to see my mother for her birthday and she ended up taking me to the ER. They precribed me some antibiotics and told me that I probably jut had a minor infection. I started feeing better when I was about half way through the pills. After I was finshed I was feeling better but about a week before my cycle started again the same thing happened and I was told it that the last round of antibiotics probably didn't knock it out completely and I got another round of antibiotics.
 
 Now here we are in September and guess what....its happening again. I don't know what to do at this point. Has anyone else here gone through this? I can't afford to go to a ear, nose, throat specialist or I would. I don't even have insurance right now so going to a doctor at all is going to be really expensive and considering the luck I have had I really don't want to go back.
 
Someone please help me out. I don't know how much longer I can handle this.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Tormented,

Has anyone ever mentioned Migraine Headache to you as a possible reason for the headaches?

I am sorry this is happening to you every month. Women's Migraines may be hormonally related.

Hope this helps you a bit.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt

 



 

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Tormented
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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
The headaches I could handle if thats all it was. My throat is what is really bothering me and it seems to be causing the headaches. I just don't understand what it could be. The last time I tried to do research on my own I had convinced myself that I had some sort of throat cancer and you can imagine what that does for my anxiety. :-(

marthamae
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
It could certainly be migraine and also GERD on the throat. Acid backing up into your esophagus/throat can cause an irritated sore throat and "lump" in the throat.

If it's a headache coming around your cycle, I'd really suspect a hormone related headache.

Take it from me...stress and the imagination can do a number on your lymph nodes, stomach and everything else. Every time I read about things on the internet I'm convinced I have cancer everywhere. :)

When I look back at the worries I've had over my health I have to laugh. I'd be dead 2000 times by now.

percycat
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   Posted 9/9/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Tormented,

If you're not getting relief, it's certainly a good idea to let your doctor know (or the attending ER physician, if you don't have a regular doc). Even though they may not always get the diagnosis right the first time, it is their job to figure it out ultimately. If you don't tell someone, they won't be able to try to help you. You might also ask your doc - or more likely the office staff - about any kind of financial assistance they know of.

I hate to see you continuing to worry about this on your own.

percycat

stkitt
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   Posted 9/9/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Why did I not think of that, yes do see your physician . Percy is a wise cat.

Kitt


 

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nervymeg
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   Posted 9/9/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Tormented,

one of my big sanity rules..do not look up things on the net and self-diagnose..ever!! I would have gone crazy by now if I hadn't stopped doing that. I hope you can see your own doctor and resolve these issues.

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