I'm new here. I've been reading the many posts and for a quick second I tend to feel ok then am back to my old self. Worrying and crying and not being able to function.
My story is long but will def try to make it short. I am 43 yrs old and suffer with severe HA on and off always brought on by symptoms, google, you know how it goes.
About 20 years ago, I started getting some heavy duty pain kinda along my arms. Not necessarily in the armpits. I would feel to see what was going on. Never felt anything other than what I Blv are to be lymph nodes. None swollen, just tiny bumps. I was terrified that I was absolutely dying and the fear of hearing my doctor say it was too great. So I basically dealt with the pain that would come on and go. During this time, I would notice small pink purple dots on my arms where the pain was. Oddly enough my husband had some too so I dismissed the dots that would come go and go.
Fast forward 20 years, here I am still feeling the same discomfort on the arms except that now I have a lymph node on my abdomens, one a few inches above my wrist and one on my side.
Have bad blood work, mammograms, went for an endoscopy bcz my stomach hasn't been right. Had my doctor look at them 3 times. Have had pelvic sonograms, colonoscopies and no one seems to be concerned.
I'm at a point, where I can't think straight. Can't care for my family. Everyone around me is suffering.
I also have had chills on and off. No night sweats. Lethargy but I'm also anemic and have very low iron.
I'm scared to death. Would I be very sick 20 yrs later if it were something deathly like lymphoma or leukemia? That's what everyone keeps telling me. Also, the lymph nodes that I can now feel have surfaced within the past year or so.
I know that you can all understand where I'm coming from and hope someone can relate to me. I may have the dermatologist check the one on my arm today but I'm terrified that he will want to biopsy it.
Thank you all!