I'd appreciate any tips from anyone that has found a remedy that eases the discomfort from temporarily swollen lymph nodes around their neck. Usually my nodes there aren't that enlarged, but occasionally they flare up for several days (presumably triggered by fighting off an infection, though I haven't been aware of any raised temperatures). When they are like this, I feel pretty uncomfortable, with any neck movement making matters worse. The discomfort isn't particularly localised, but is enough to make me feel decidedly "off". Usually the swelling resolves after a few days, but this last episode has lasted on and off for about a fortnight. I don't recall having to put up with long lasting discomfort prior to my CLL diagnosis other than when I had mumps as a child!
I haven't tried taking any pain medication out of kindness to my liver and kidneys, but I'm prepared to give that a try. Usually the discomfort is worst in the mornings and not that noticeable by mid afternoon.
Any suggestions welcome!
DX SLL/CLL Rai Stage IV in Feb 2009, still in W&W