I have been in your shoes. I don't have children, but I was living paycheck to paycheck and worked myself into a very bad "place" with my lupus. I understand the feeling of being trapped in a situation you don't seem to have a way to get out of. I ended up moving back home with my mom. Free rent. I also quit my job and applied for disability. It took a year to get, but I was able to work only part time, because of my new living arrangements, and when I got disability, I stopped working for 2 years in order to get better. Sometimes you have to take drastic steps to insure that you can function and work and take care of everyone in the long term.... Short term sacrifices for long term gains. I will be praying for you and your children that you do find a way to make your situation better.
Absolutely call your doctor about this. Any time you have gland issues or anything out of the norm, see your doctor as soon as you can. Head off any nasty stuff! Go to a walk-in clinic if your doctor is done for the holidays. Just make sure you see someone okay.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus