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.