Possibly allergies?

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   Posted 5/11/2012 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a 24-year-old woman, and I'm experiencing some new symptoms this year that have me a little worried. I've got a doctor's appointment on Monday, but that's a few days away, so I wanted to double-check and see if any others have experienced this as well. I had bad asthma as a child, and I'm severely allergic to mold, fungus, and pollen, so this could all be that, or something more. I don't really know...

- Constant runny nose, clear and not discolored at all
- "Heavy" feeling
- Pressure in my head like I usually get with allergies in the spring
- Coughing up some phlegm, but it's all clear/white
- On and off fever (nothing above 100F)
- Feeling tired all the time
- Occasional cough
- NO sore throat at all

But the big new thing: The sides of my neck, the part right under my jaw, and right over my collarbone are rather swollen and tender. I can breathe and swallow okay, but it's a very annoying sensation I've never had before. I'm told by some that it's my lymph nodes, but it feels like my whole front neck is swollen, and not just little parts (evidently lymph nodes are small? ... sorry if that sounded a bit dumb, I'm new to all this lymph node stuff). Tonsillitis has also been brought up, but I had those removed when I was a kid.

Could this still be all contributed to allergies, or something more? Thank you so much for any advice you may have.

It's Genetic
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 5/12/2012 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds as if it may be a combination of things, Arella, but we aren't doctors so we can't diagnose. We can tell you, however, what we've experienced in similar situations.

By the way, welcome to the Allergies & Asthma Forum.

Because the discomfort is just above your collar bone, it sounds as if it might be a problem with your thyroid gland. I'd ask my doctor to check it out for me when you see him on Monday. The swelling may be inflammation there or you may even have a goiter beginning if the problem has been ongoing for some time. Fatigue symptoms are one signal of thyroid problems, so are weight gain or loss recently that are unaccounted for.  But, then, allergies can be a cause of fatigue,too.
The fever may be related to the thyroid gland or to the lymph nodes swelling.  It looks to  me as if you're having some allergy problems but no infection from them unless the mucus has a color to it. Your lymph nodes are often involved in allergies, so that's the combination possibility that I can see from what you've described.

Your doctor Monday will clear things up for you, I feel sure.

Don't worry, please; just take care of the allergies.

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/12/2012 9:57:23 AM (GMT-6)

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