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Could there be a connection?

Mar 21, 2015 9:12 PM

I have a strange question... Has anyone ever had swollen lymph glands after getting a tetanus booster shot?

I got the shot at the ER 2 days ago. I woke up today with painful, swollen lymph nodes under my armpits, chin and sides of the neck at the ears. Could there be a connection, or is it just coincidence? Are the lymph glands from my immune system going crazy instead?

I'd appreciate any ideas.

Mar 21, 2015 9:18 PM

Oh, FlappsyLady, I wish I had some ideas for you. Usually, that would indicate some kind of infection or reaction to the injection. If the swelling doesn't go down, don't wait, get yourself back to the doctor!! You're in my prayers... I hope it resolves itself. 💕🌻🙏🌺

Mar 21, 2015 9:21 PM

AlwayZ, I'm thinking if its as bad or worse tomorrow I'll be back at an urgent care. Otherwise I'll try to hold off until Monday. Its painful for sure.

Mar 21, 2015 9:29 PM

Don't wait until Momday especially if it hurts... I'm praying it's not something worse. I'll be waiting to hear the update

Mar 21, 2015 9:32 PM

You have had reactions to things before. But I think it's more likely that you caught something while in the ER.

Mar 21, 2015 11:06 PM

Flappsy I'm with Alwayz if it's not any better in the morning I would go back to the hospital and have it checked out. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mar 22, 2015 1:32 AM

My lymph nodes in my neck are always swollen due to my autoimmune issues. The doctors dont seem bothered they have been swollen over a year. Yours sounds more like an infection. I have had ear and sinus infections at the same time and didn't know it until my lymph nodes were swollen. If the one in your jaw on the underside is swollen it will cause serious pain. Better to be safe than sorry and have it checked out.

Mar 22, 2015 10:34 AM

Thanks ladies. Its much better today. The left armpit and neck areas are the only sore spots. I'm taking a lazy day since its raining. If I'm lucky it will clear up by tomorrow, and if not I'll see my PCP. 🙏🌼

Mar 22, 2015 11:06 AM

Glad it seems to be getting better.

Mar 22, 2015 7:47 PM

Thank God!!!! I'm so glad to hear that it's better.... Please promise that if the rest isn't better tomorrow, you'll go back to the doctor, you're very important to me (and I'm sure the rest of the group). 💕❤️

Mar 22, 2015 9:09 PM

AlwayZ I promise! I'm still real sore under the left armpit and behind the right ear. The injection site looks ugly and there's a knot in my arm.

Mar 22, 2015 9:40 PM

Flappsy I'm so glad that you are feeling a little bit better today. Like Alwayz said you are very important to me and everyone else in the group. Please go see your Dr in the morning.

Mar 22, 2015 9:51 PM

I may not make it tomorrow. It may be Tuesday. Unless they can see me late afternoon.

Mar 22, 2015 9:52 PM

PS: you all are just as important to me too! 🙏🌼

Mar 22, 2015 10:06 PM

Flappsy we will all pray for you to get worked in tomorrow.

Mar 23, 2015 10:58 AM

FlappsyLady, I'll be praying you get an appointment ASAP!!! As you can see, you are very important to us. You're in my prayers and thanks for promising me that you'd call the doctor. 💕🌻🙏🌺

Mar 23, 2015 2:38 PM

I called my PCP and he said normally lymph nodes s would only swell in the arm of the injection, but because I received 3 different injections (3 locations) & because I tend to react unusual with varying meds, it was likely just my body's response to what it considered as trauma. He said because I'm improving each day he doesn't want to see me now, but if the glands swell back up or don't completely clear up by next Monday he will do some blood work. I'm ok with this since I am feeling better.

Mar 23, 2015 2:43 PM

That's good then Flappsy

Mar 24, 2015 11:40 AM

Oh, FlappsyLady, I'm so very glad to hear that. I'm glad you're feeling better, glad you got an explanation and glad that you're at ease with it. Keep an eye on everything. Thanks for posting the good news!!

Mar 24, 2015 7:31 PM

Because of the topic title I thought I'd use it for this question: How many of you with fibromyalgia/CFS/thyroid issues have also had mononucleosis?

That was my first serious illness (not counting tonsillectomy in 1st grade). I had it for 6 weeks, got better (so I thought) & returned to work. Then I relapsed for another 3 1/2 weeks. Just prior to the mono, like less than a month, strangely I broke out in a light rash across my thoracic area, and the doc diagnosed shingles. Yes, I had shingles (a very light case) at 18! Anyway, my point is, I started wondering if there might be a connection to that and all these immunity issues I've developed since my 30's.

I just happened to start reading a book called "Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia," by Mary J Shoman. I'm only in the 2nd chapter but she's actually discussing some of what I was wondering about. She is a patient with many of these same issues. I thought I'd share it, just in case there are any others who are interested in this because you also , coincidence or not, have these shared illnesses. Happy & hopefully helpful reading! 📖 🙏🌼

Mar 24, 2015 8:31 PM

Thanks for the info, FlappsyLady!!! I'm going to get that book and do some reading and see what it has to offer. There is always more to learn and unless we seek it out, wel'll not find what we're looking for.

Mar 24, 2015 8:50 PM

I had mono my sophomore year of high school and that was around the same year I started having medical issues that no one could figure out. I've now been diagnosed with fibro

Mar 24, 2015 8:55 PM

I never had mono. Or chicken pox. Though I had plenty of opportunities for both. And often I don't get sick when those around me do.

Mar 24, 2015 10:37 PM

I don't think I ever had mono. No chickenpox either. I did get pneumonia a lot as a teenager though. And when I got sick I got really sick and it took forever to recover, but I was also never allowed to miss any school to recover so that probably didn't help.

Mar 25, 2015 2:08 AM

Never had mono

Mar 25, 2015 8:54 AM

I never had Mono but had an extremely bad case of chickenpox when I was 16. I was covered head to toe and had them up my nose, in my mouth, my eyelids ;inside), etc. it was 10 years after that that I began to have issues. Now if someone had anything that you can catch, I get it. I've had pneumonia several times and am often run down. I'm exhausted a lot and yet find it hard to sleep with the pain, etc.

Mar 25, 2015 10:30 AM

I never had mono, I had Chicken Pox as a child , I never had the big red measles but had 3 day. I got a 3 degree sunburn in my twenties and I think that's when I started Fibromyagia. I was so sick ran a high fever and was in a lot of pain. The blisters went in instead of outside my body. After I recovered when I went back to work it felt like someone was pulling the flesh off either side of my shin bones, then I contacted Hepatitis B. I could be wrong about it starting then I also was born with asthma until I was 16 the Dr's said I outgrew it.

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