Swollen Glands Or Lymph Nodes With Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS

 

 

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By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.

 

Question:

“In your conversations with all of these people who have FMS do you ever come across swollen glands in the neck and under the jaw line? I get a very tight feeling in my neck sometimes and burning sensations. Have had bloods done but they come back as normal. Sometimes it really makes me feel unwell.” ~Lin

Answer:

Lin, rest assured that you are not alone in experiencing this symptom! Swollen glands are a fairly common feature of fibromyalgia (FMS), and of the similar disease chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) as well.

In most cases, we associate swollen glands with getting sick—having an acute illnesses such as the flu or the common cold. When your glands puff up, it’s a sign that your immune system is working hard to destroy some kind of pathogen in your body, such as a virus or bacteria, pumping out specialized cells that seek out and destroy the things that are attacking you.

 

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