Lymphoma parkinsons symptoms mixed up.. nightmare

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I am so confused right now. My husband has recently been diagnosed with parkinsons disease. He's started his meds and from day 1 he has had side affects from them, sweating, bit of sickness and feeling exhausted. He can cope with this ok. But on the scan to diagnose the parkinsons, they have now said his lymph nodes are swollen in the neck/throat? And concerned it could be lymphoma!!! He hasn't any other symptoms other than the sickness, sweating occasionally and tiredness But these all started with the parkinsons meds so now we have no clue what these symptoms are... parkinsons meds or lymphoma symptoms? Does this sound like lymphoma? He hasn't lost any weight hes eating well, no shivers or major night sweats, no chest pain,a bit of itching.?

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    Hello Kelly, how worrying for you both.  Are you in the UK?

    Is your husband's clinician referring you on to a different specialist, or doing further tests?  Surely they can't have just floated the idea of lymphoma & left you to your imagination.  They will know it will go mad.

    Try not to worry & make an urgent appointment to see your GP or at least speak to him/her on the telephone today 

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    Thankyou both, for the parkinsons it is ropinirole and rasagline. The parkinsons nurse said yesterday it could easily be the meds that are giving these symptoms and they did start (other than tiredness) when he started the medication. They havnt given us any info on how big the lymph nodes are or how many. The ENT guy didn't even have a copy of the MRI, he just looked himself with a camera and said yes they are quite swollen. He felt his neck and he said it felt normal. What else could this be? He got punched alot of years ago and his nose broke, could it have left swelling? He also using a nasal spray quite often for his blocked nose which has gone in for a few years.

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      These medications as well almost all Parkinson`s meds cause nausea and vomiting.Being punched in the nose wont result in swollen nodes.Only with this information that he has swollen nodes i cant say much.It might be infection or autoimmune.He may also have had them for years without noticing.Thinking about lymphoma based only on swollen nodes that were just caught is not reasonable.How old is your husband?Were any lab tests done?Try to get the results from the MRI

      Best of luck

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