Where should I begin? Okay, First of all.. I'm 23 F
I have had a marble sized lump in the right side of my neck for about 6 months now. It is painless but definitely there/ noticeable. Oh, I should probably mention that I do not have health insurance currently. It will go into efect Oct 1st, but till then I only have sites like these to refer to for answers, insight and advice.
Anyway, so there's the lump in my neck. Combined with this symptom, I also have episodes where it is sometimes difficult to breathe, my chest feels very tight. I thought these were panic attacks at first, but now I am not so sure. It happens randomly, about once a week, if that.
I have the whole fatigue/ dizziness and lightheadness thing where if I stand up after sitting for any period of time, I lose my sense of balance and like can't see anything for a few seconds. It's gotten worse lately. I have always coupled that with the fact that I am anemic though.
These new symptoms: however, are what is bothering me the most. My legs itch non stop. Especially at night, for whatever reason. I just can't stop. And now I have random bruises that are just popping up. I wish I could attatch a picture so that it would give you a better understanding as to what I am talking about. These are random bruises just appearing out of nowhere. They don't hurt. kinda reddish looking in appearance. There's a couple the size of silver dollars on the back of my leg and it's very unappealing, to say the least. I don't know if bruising easily is a symptom of lymphoma or not, but I can't help but wonder if it's related to the lump in my neck.
Here's another concern. I have a couple atypical moles, one that appeared 3 yrs ago, and from the research I have done, it appears as though there is a possibility it could be melanoma. I have never been to a dermatologist before so I wouldn't know, but my question is.. if I did indeed have melanoma, and let's say that is has been brewing for 3 yrs now, could that have anything to do with the lump that appeared on my neck 6 months ago, the dizziness, and the itchy legs and bruises?
I know, these are a lot of questions, I may be mimicking that of hypochondriac and probably best if I just see a doctor, but the fact of the matter is I can't till Oct 1st. So for now this is my only outlet. And I want to have a better understanding as to what is going on inside my body and what to expect/ watch for, from this point forward.
Anyone out there with similiar symptoms? similiar stories?
Is lymphoma worse than melanoma, just curious?
Thanks for your time in reading this.. I know it was a long one. I have a tendency to be a bit long winded at times. Sorry.