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A possible cause

Posted on 2010.10.21 at 22:15
Onset: 3 years ago
Frequency: On and off
Severity: Interfering with career and life
Improves: With sleep and rest, when not being around people
Worsens: When around others seem to catch everything
Heredity: Great Grandmother had cancer of lymph nodes
Types: Repeated respiratory infections and flu type symptoms
Exposure: Possible--checking; had infectious mono shortly before college graduation; had tumor from breast removed 4 years ago that was benign

List of Symptoms:

-fatigue
-cough/respiratory infections
-flu-symptoms
-malaise
-chills--hot and cold feeling all day
-headaches/migraines
-sore/swollen joints
-unexplained swelling
-night sweats even with A/C on
-itching with no apparent cause...to the point I fear I might have an allergy then it goes away by the next day
-frequent upset stomach with vomiting
-insomnia
-2-3 bowel movements a day, sometimes diarrhea
** symptoms are getting worse **

From the Mayo Clinic

Hodgkin's lymphoma signs and symptoms may include:

* Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
* Persistent fatigue
* Fever and chills
* Night sweats
* Unexplained weight loss — as much as 10 percent or more of your body weight
* Coughing, trouble breathing or chest pain
* Loss of appetite
* Itching
* Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol

From Lymphoma.org

Certain symptoms are not specific to lymphoma and are, in fact, similar to those of many other illnesses. People often first go to the doctor because they think they have a cold, the flu or some other respiratory infection that does not go away.


While this may not be the answer, it does make me a little uneasy. I really need to just stop trying to find answers through information. I'm going to my doctor as soon as this cough is over with this list and asking him what he thinks. I don't know what to think at this point...I am probably trying not to.

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