On the 3rd of July I had a small crisis and I was up very late, extremely stressed, etc. When I woke up on the 4th, the lump in my neck had maybe tripled in size, was painful, giving me weird sensations... I went back to the doctor and they ordered blood tests and gave me antibiotics, I've been taking them + ibuprofen for the swelling and it has been getting smaller every day and less annoying.
I got a sonagram done and they told me this morning that there is no tumors, and that either my lymph node or nodes are swollen.
I noticed yesterday though that when I decided to smoke to try and get an appetite that it got worse again. (all the anxiety around this+the crisis I had, the heat, and trying to cut back on smoking has really been fucking with me) I smoked and as I ate I noticed the lymph node was getting more swollen, and then it got a little better over the course of the night. I thought it might have been from eating and everyone I asked thought so too.. it was pizza, a lot of chewing, crust probably irritating, etc.
But tonight I ate a little cheeseburger with my medicine without smoking all day, my lymph node was smaller and hadn't bothered me.
I decided to have one bong hit to help me sleep tonight 30 minutes ago and immediately the swelling kicked back up and I have this really weird numb feeling/tingly feeling in the lymph again. I've been getting this tingly sensation there for a long time after smoking, I thought it was just the effects of the weed, but now it's getting semi-painful.
I asked the doctor if smoking could make it worse and she said no. But after a day of it seeming to be getting a lot better, one hit has made it flare back up again. I've tried googling this shit but I can't find any answers.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
edit: I also get the occasional more sharp/stingy pain.
Edited by fadeddd, 09 July 2011 - 07:50 AM.