I've been behaving myself, trying not to Google, taking my meds, etc. But lately I've been dealing with a really bad tooth/jaw ache that is (probably) due to a filling I got months ago. While this has been going on, I've been trying not to worry about a swollen lymph node below my left ear lobe (the same side as the dental issue). I have some pain along my jaw on the same side, which could also be a node. My husband thinks the nodes are due to the dental issue, and my doctor agrees. Today, after a sleepless night due to the jaw pain, I've noticed a bruise on my hand. I know when I got it (I banged my hand against the back of a chair twice in the same spot), but I don't normally bruise that easily, so this combined with the lymph nodes is causing me to worry about leukemia. Of course, in a moment of weakness I Googled, and saw that fatigue, sweats and weight loss are also symptoms. I've been fatigued a little bit lately, on and off. I've been dealing with hot flushes/flashes with sweats for about a year now (I'm 38 and have recently been told I've gone through early menopause - which is a whole other chapter of worries), but they haven't really woken me up, and haven't been so bad that I soaked sheets, etc. In the last year and a half, I have lost quite a bit of weight (but I also changed my diet after a gall bladder attack).
My doctor isn't alarmed by any of this, but in my worse moments I worry that she's not taking me seriously (I'm a lifetime HA sufferer). I know logically that I'm probably fine, but I could really use some support.