Jan 18, 2006 - 11:50 am
I had my thyroid and multiple lymph nodes removed 7-05, my I131 was at the end of 8-05. Following I had 3 wks of pain and difficulty from my submandibular saliva glands, then it was fine. 12-05 both left and right sides became very painful, docs have tried antibiotics then pregnisone with no relief. It is so painful I have not been able to eat much for 3 weeks now. An ENT tried opening the end of one gland, this did not help at all. It is still painful with hard lumps under in my neck. The ENT is saying that both glands need to be removed. Has anyone had this happen, or had glands removed because of the I131? If they are blocked, cant they be fixed, or is removal the only option? I am very nervous about this but the pain is getting to the point I cant handle much longer.