For about two months now I have had a enlarged lymph node on the right side of my neck and one to the left side of my thyroid. My family Dr. said my thyroid was enlarged. Not true a PA at a local free clinic said it is lymph nodes and put me on two weeks of antibiotics, needless to say hasn't helped. I have lupus, since age of 17, and asthma since age of two.
I am also experiencing heaviness in chest especially when I lay down at night, pain on left side under ribcage, front and back. The PA the the clinic did blood work, I'm anemic. I also had a bout of anemia a year ago February. I'm also experiencing bone pain, left thigh.
Thankfully, I applied for SSI Disability in March, Just found out last Friday I have been approved with medicaid immediately. I think the heavens must be looking out for me because everyone has told me it was a quick decision on SSI's part. As soon as I get the medicaid card this week I'm heading back to the DR. You just have to be your own advocate. Any thoughts about my symptoms would be greatly appreciated.