Aggravating lymph nodes givin' me grief
November 19, 2012 8:21 AM Subscribe
Stiff neck, painful armpits, looking for some advice on what's happening with my lymph node system.
posted by Dynex to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
I've been having this issue for a few years now, often when I get a tired and stressed out my lymph nodes in my neck and armpits will start aching. Sometimes it doesn't seem connected to being worn down, but I'm easily worn down so that's hard to track. I'll usually first notice it when my neck feels stiff, sometimes shooting pains in my armpits. They don't get noticeably large or swollen, it subsides after 3 to 7 days.
I have seen a doctor, sonogrammed the nodes and did blood tests, but nothing really showed up. Got mostly a shoulder shrugged "welp, dunno".
I can roughly place this as starting up after I had mono years ago, but I'm not sure if there's any correlation. The doctor said mono doesn't do this. I'm assuming it's some sort of infection, but how do I figure out which one, what should I be pestering the doctor for?
(According to the internets, I have the black plague.)