By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.
“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
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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