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Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry

Posted by K on May 15, 2001 at 13:31:41:

After a bad flu about six years ago I stared feeling fatigued, with sensations of warmth and jitteriness with muscle spasms. So I went to my doctor and had blood tests done that showed me to be in healthy condition. Still, I was worried -- I didn't feel quite right. Since the tests found nothing wrong, my anxiety increased to the point where I couldn't sleep and started having panic attacks. I went through a bunch of tests, with a couple doctors: MRI, thyroid function, etc and besides for a slightly lower than normal testosterone level, nothing was found to be seriously wrong with me. I saw a therapist for my anxiety and then felt more in control, but have sort of given up on medical tests. Here's the problem: for the last couple of years I've been worried about some rubbery lymph nodes in my neck region and collarbone area. I tend to fiddle with them, daily, and I know that can cause them to stay inflamed. I read your archive on lymph node enlargement and hypochrondria, and much of it describes my situation. I'm a 31 year old male, watch what I eat, take vitamins and obviously tend towards worry. Besides for the flu this winter, the nodes, and the same old fatigue, I haven't had any other significant problems. I see a neurologist ocasionally, who helps treat my anxiety with acupuncture and he didn't think the lymph nodes needed biopsy. I trust his advice, but they are swollen and I'm not sure what's causing it. Since I always lean towards more testing, and I'd rather not get back into the fear cycle, I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have on how to handle my situation. Could it be chronic fatigue syndrome?

Thanks.




Re: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry

Posted by Anonymous on May 16, 2001 at 16:38:08:

In Reply to: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry posted by K on May 15, 2001 at 13:31:41:

Could certainly be chronic fatigue. I have many of the same symptoms and have had too many tests myself.



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Re: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry (Archive in CFS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 17, 2001 at 07:30:42:

In Reply to: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry posted by K on May 15, 2001 at 13:31:41:

Hi, K.

Certainly CFS is your most likely diagnosis. It frequently follows a viral infection. You need a more knowledgable doc to help you. If I knew what part of the country you were from, I might know someone there personally. Start collecting copies of ALL of your medical records and start creating the lifetime health history described in the Health Coaching Protocol. ANY doc who does not pay close attention to such a document is not someone you want to entrust your health to.

In the meantime, see the archives about CFS.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry (Archive in CFS.)

Posted by K on May 17, 2001 at 12:41:27:

In Reply to: Re: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry (Archive in CFS.) posted by Walt Stoll on May 17, 2001 at 07:30:42:

Thanks, Dr. Stoll. I'm in New York City -- a stressful, but great place!




Re: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry (Archive in CFS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 19, 2001 at 08:18:43:

In Reply to: Re: Lymph Nodes, Fatigue and well, worry (Archive in CFS.) posted by K on May 17, 2001 at 12:41:27:

Hi, K.

Try Leo Galland, MD or Warren Levin, MD in the city. Both expensive but worth every penny.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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