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Okay, so this is really long story so I'll try and explain in the best way I possibly can (not very good at explaining)
Here goes. I'm 20 years old and last October/November time I fount a lump in my neck, I was so worried and thought the worst I went straight to my doctor who described it as a "lymph node" and said it would be down to feeling stressed or a virus which has caused my lymph nodes to swell up.
I was farther happy with that and came away and then he told me if it doesn't go within 4-6 weeks to go back.
Around 3 weeks passed and. Developed another one I the went straight back to just be told the same as the first time. So I left it again to see my usual doctor a week later and pushed for blood as by this time I had developed serious anxiety where it was affecting everything.
My energy at night, I was starting to google my symptoms which would tell me I had "lymphoma" I would panic so much it caused me it start sweating and feeling sick. I had bloods taken which all came back clear and that started to relieve some of my anxiety.
Last Saturday I then received a letter for further testing at my local hospital. The letter didn't state this I had to phone up my doctor to see why I. Had been referred he told me this was because of my anxiety to give me closure.
I cried to my doctor and he put me on 'diazepam. When I got home I read the side effects of them which causes serve sleepynes so I decided not to take them as I have a 13 month old and don't want to be feeling rough.
(I'm still yet to make my appointment of further testing which il be doing tomorrow morning)
My doctor hasn't really told me about anxiety and what it does to you so I'm really wanting to know if it was anything serious (my lymph nodes) would it have come up in the first bloods and why they haven't gone?
I did have an operation (d&c) a few weeks a go due to a miscarriage. I had plenty of bloods taken at the hospital would it have shown up in these? I got a letter through the door about these which they fount 'red cell antibodies) and they are nothing dangerous they just need to know In case I ever needed a blood transfusion they can get the right blood for me.
My questions that I would really like to be answered are....
Has anybody ever had lymph nodes come up that have never gone down?
Are they meant to sting a little or is that my anxiety making me feel like they hurt?
I think it's mainly when I think about them that I actually feel symptoms.
If it was anything serious would I know by now seeing as iv had them so many months?
Just some friendly advice would be lovely right now to put my mind at rest as it's really getting to my day to day life and making me anxious to do anything and is also affecting me playing with my little one.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am sorry for the essay x
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