International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

POLL: Swollen lymph nodes: Did you have these before getting ME/CFS, or did they only appear after?

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by Hip, Mar 15, 2011.

?

For those with swollen lymph nodes, and a clearcut infectious (or other cause) onset of ME/CFS:

  1. My swollen lymph nodes were present BEFORE the infection (or other event) that triggered my ME/CFS

    34.5%
  2. My swollen lymph nodes only appeared AFTER the infection (or other event) that triggered my ME/CFS

    65.5%
  1. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Member

    Messages:
    286
    Likes:
    558
    East Sussex
    (a) Do you have swollen lymph nodes as part of your CFS symptoms?
    Mine are not painfully swollen but constantly enlarge to 'pea-size' from usual size, slightly tender to touch and squeeze.
    (b) Were these swollen lymph nodes present before the triggering event/infectious agent (such as a virus) that you believe precipitated your CFS, or did they only appear after your experienced your triggering event/infectious agent?

    I had noticed that in about two years run up to my onset of ME/cfs that when ever I became tired or run down with illness or just overdoing life, then these nodes would become enlarged and become slightly sore. Particularly the two either side of the jaw on the neck, and one in the middle of the neck between the shoulders at the bottom of the throat.

    Now they are permanently enlarged.
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page