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Swollen neck nodes, tonsillitis, sternal pain, hot flushes, cold intolerance

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 15, 2007
  • 08:32 PM

Hi,
This all started with sinus problems, progressed to a terrible bronchitis. I live in hotels all week - I travel for a living. The bronchitis (the worst I've ever had) resolved with medications, but then about 2 weeks later, overnight my right tonsil was swollen and very sore, along with an enlarged lymph node on the right side of my neck. During that time I had moderate to severe pain on the left side of my body - neck, shoulder, lower back - but that has mostly resolved - there is still some stiffness in my neck. I also had gum pain in my mouth - two different places with some bleeding and white patches - that is now resolved. I took another round of antibiotics and the tonsil problem resolved but the lymph node in my neck is still enlarged. 2 days ago, I developed sternal pain - it's almost as if the ribs that attach to the upper part of my sternum are painful - movement is painful. I have started to bruise very easily but attributed that to the Zantac I take daily. Having hot flushes about 10 or so times a day. Cold intolerance as well. I got a tattoo about 5 or 6 weeks ago - prior to all of this occurring - I can't think of anything else out of the ordinary. I am a fairly healthy person but have a history of asthma and GERD. Can anyone give me some insight into what may be wrong with me? I take Vitamin C and a multivitamin daily, along with Singulair, Zantac, Nasalcrom Nasal Spray. Sometimes, Aleve Cold and Sinus. Finishing up the Keflex today.

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