mychoice

243d

does anyone have issues with pain when swallowing or swollen lymph nodes, and could it be an autoimmune symptom?

Hypothyroidism

Diffuse connective tissue disease

Disorder involving the immune mechanism

Autoimmune disease, not elsewhere classified

Generalized pain

Chronic Dysphagia

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  • NikkiG

    243d

    I am dealing with swollen lymph nodes now. I talk to my Dr about the small painful nodules that I have randomly throughout my body week and she said it lymphnodes. I just kept pushing fluids and my other immune boosting routines.

  • NikkiG

    243d

    @mychoice yes part of autoimmune immune disease.

    • mychoice

      243d

      thanks...I went to the doctor and he gave me antibiotics for sinus infection but its not working. That's why I'm thinking it's something more.

  • NikkiG

    243d

    @mychoice. Lymphnodes are part body's immune system. Lymph nodes filter (white blood cells) that help the body fight infection and disease. There are hundreds of lymph nodes found throughout the body. So with an autoimmune disease our body thinks it sick so that's when the lymphnodes get swollen

  • NikkiG

    243d

    I've been in Healthcare for 19 years so with my knowledge and having many nurses and practioner as friends. Has been very helpful in this process.

  • akelnme

    243d

    My daughter does and found she had goiters on her thyroid.

  • NikkiG

    243d

    @akelnme sorry to hear that. I had a ultrasound of my thyroid said there was nothing but it is tender to the touch some days. πŸ˜₯

  • akelnme

    243d

    Am glad to hear was nothing on them but keep an eye on it and maybe see about a scope to look into your throat better is haven't had one. Not sure of what causes this feeling

  • EDSandco

    243d

    I have wide spread swollen lymph nodes and the ones in my neck make swallowing painful. My Doctor suspects it's from the undifferentiated autoimmune disease since it's accompanied by fever, elevated Tcell counts, elevated crp, widespread inflammation, scaly rash, malar rash, etcetera.

  • NikkiG

    239d

    @akelnme I will definitely do that thank you. I see a specialist in October

  • NikkiG

    239d

    @EDSandco omg so sorry to hear this. They are not concerned with your elevated TCells?!?! Have you seen a specialist? I am one for second opinions

  • Tutti

    238d

    Yes, I have trouble swallowing. Just had an upper GI done

  • Summer2022

    237d

    Wow I am definitely thinking it’s a thyroid and auto immune disorder issue in my experience I swell from SLE and side effects from certain meds too and I hope you make sure to see an oncologist to be on the safe side if possible. I hope they find out something more concrete soon πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€ž

  • Summer2022

    237d

    I also have hypothyroidism as well

  • NikkiG

    230d

    πŸ™

  • Myy

    226d

    I just had a Cat scan for this. My doctor said something about calcium.

  • NikkiG

    223d

    @myy do u have high or low calcium?

  • EDSandco

    221d

    They are concerned but I've had a really hard time being seen by rheumatology, both teaching hospitals in my state said I needed Hopkins, Duke, or NIH so I'm trying to get in with Hopkins. My B-cells also have issues where they're sometimes low and sometimes high. I'm hopefully going to hematology at UVA soon.

  • NikkiG

    216d

    πŸ™ I pray that you get seen soon. The waiting sucks. I don't see my rheumatologist until October unless there is a cancelation

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