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Many swollen lymph nodes and pains

9 weeks ago I developed a mild case of shingles on my face. I went to a doctor early was given antivirals, prednisone and pain killers and the rash slowed and was almost gone about a week later with some redness that stayed for several weeks.

Before that happened. I was on a lot of different antibiotics for what my doctor suspected was a bacterial infection of some sort as well I had a tooth infection. So all in all I took amoxicillin, cephalexin, asithromycin, flagyl all within a few weeks.

Now onto the lymph nodes. Before shingles appeared I had some swelling of nodes on one side of face behind the ear and near the jaw. Once shingles appeared that seemed to be an explanation for that. However, two days after starting the antivirals I developed immense pain which felt like I needed to stretch but couldn't on the left groin which lasted for at least two weeks which turned out to be swollen lymph nodes which were confirmed by ultrasound. That pain got better but never gone completely. That started almost 9 weeks ago, since then more and more lymph nodes appear. I can feel the mild aching strange feeling as they come up on right side of groin, thighs, behind knee, left side of neck near Adam's apple and collar... even a seatbelt causes discomfort on the collar bone area, both armpits and what feels like in the chest but I can't physically feel them there.

I am also experiencing what feels like muscle pain in upper rear thigh inside near groin area? mostly left but seems like it's starting on the right side as well. It's not as bad when laying down but sitting with knees bent and standing is quite bothersome.

I've had mild night sweats off and on, stool has been soft for months with the odd normal one here and there. I am always thirsty for water which is unusual for me. I stopped drinking soda, my tongue is whitish and burns on the edges for weeks and feels swollen...I wake in the morning with what looks like teeth marks on it.

Now, I've been tested for hiv with 12 weeks of abstinence, all stds clamydia, syhillis, ghonorea, hep b and c, hsv 1 and 2 (positive for hsv 1) the sox has also done the usual CBC blood work only had elevated WBC but he said was only slightly. Did CK random urine tests etc etc and nothing is showing up. He says I'm testing normal but something is wrong. Very wrong. He had me convince myself it was HIV causing it but the negative tests don't lie.

I just don't know what this could be and perhaps someone out there on this board has some sort of clue as to what may be happening? I hope my rambling makes sense.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you


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1415174 tn?1453243103
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Hi and sorry you are having all these problems after having Shingles. Shingles can give some people some pretty bad complications. So I think all these problems are stemming from having that. You should continue to monitor your complete blood count for changes in about 3 months just to check it. I believe your symptoms are not related to an STD or that kind of thing. Shingles can cause  bad complications in some people including swollen lymph nodes in several parts of the body. But it is good that your CBC was normal too. Also, the possible infection you had and the oral infection may have played a part in the swollen lymph nodes too.

It can take a couple of months for the nodes go down.

Other than the tooth infection, was there another infection he was thinking you had? Did they do any tests for that or just throw a bunch of antibiotics at you?

mkh9

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There are no other suspected infections just antibiotics to throw at me because that's what some doctors do? He was probably doing it along with his std assumptions. I've just finished another 10 day course of doxycycline as well which has shown no improvement. I'm tired of docs throwing antibiotics at me and wish they could find a reason.

The shingles was on the face so having them affect the lymph nodes is groin seems odd to me and him.

I'm just so lost with this. I mentioned a possible fungal infection in my blood and he said no. I mentioned lupus he said no almost laughing at me for asking.

Have you ever heard of this happening? Is there anything I should be suspect of or having him test for?

Thank you!
No I really think it is from the shingles:
http://healthquestions.medhelp.org/swollen-glands-with-shingles

See if this string helps,
mkh9
It's mold in your home! I have had the same symptoms for months every summer, along with itching, metallic taste in mouth, breathing problems, excess clear phlegm. I looked up mold symptoms because my home has an iffy sewer line, and floods occasionally into my finished basement and I was amazed how many things I hadn't even noticed, but were a problem, confusion, memory issues, lethargy. I'm tearing out the drywall tomorrow and treating with Concrobium from home depot. Look for mold! Leaking sinks, toilets, sewer and drain lines. It gets inside things. Bleach doesn't kill it, this stuff says it is non toxic, kills and prevents new mold, if you spray again after you clean it. Good luck!
I disagree that it is a mold. Shingles can cause swollen lymph nodes in various parts of the body including the groin.
mkh9
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It's mold in your home! I have had the same symptoms for months every summer, along with itching, metallic taste in mouth, breathing problems, excess clear phlegm. I looked up mold symptoms because my home has an iffy sewer line, and floods occasionally into my finished basement and I was amazed how many things I hadn't even noticed, but we're a problem, confusion, memory issues, lethargy. I'm tearing out the drywall tomorrow and treating with Concrobium from home depot.
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