View Full Version : swollen glands/lymph/throat...ugh!
09-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Did a search and couldn't find too much info -
The right side of my neck is swollen, as it would be if I had strep throat. Just the right side, though, the left side feels/looks fine. It feels like both the gland & lymph nodes are rock hard, and the pain radiates into my ear, jaw and shoulder. I can hardly turn my head to look to the right. Do you think this is part of detox, or something more serious? I just think it's strange it's only on the right side of my body. My neck is so swollen, I hardly have a chin! :eek:
Anyone experience this or something similar?
Thanks for your help!
09-24-2007, 05:45 PM
How long have you been raw? When I first started, my throat was SO SORE for at least 2 weeks. Although it wasn't noticably swollen on the outside like that... do you have allergies?
09-24-2007, 06:17 PM
I've been 100% for only one week. This is hitting me hard.. I have a low grade fever as well.
09-24-2007, 06:25 PM
It's all detox. If you feel to do something, warm water, add salt, gargle and spit.
09-24-2007, 06:35 PM
It also means that whatever you are trying to expel is caught in the lymph gland. Lymph drains into the thoracic duct in your chest, so you could do a very light downward stroking with a good oil (maybe add a few drops of peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil if you have it.) You will do this in a milking motion from just below the jawbone to your clavicle. You should be able to rub the knot out in about 20 minutes. I do it for my children when they get a sore throat and it works wonders to get rid of them in less than 1/2 hour. I use an oil called tei fu, but the combination I mentioned should be enough.
09-26-2007, 12:53 PM
I went to the doctor under the urging of family members, and she put me on antibiotics :eek: that should really throw my system for a loop. She didn't know what was wrong, and wanted to do a blood test to check for mono at the end of this week if it doesn't clear up. I am trying all of your suggestions, the massaging is working and I am alternating between hot and cold compresses, and using an all-natural mud mask on my neck to try and draw out some toxins (not sure if it works, but it feels nice). I hope this clears up by the end of the week, and I'm afraid I might have mono.
Thanks again everyone for your help. I'm staying raw through all of this,even though antibiotics are hell on my stomach. 2-3 green smoothies a day! :D
09-26-2007, 04:26 PM
I have been raw for three mos., I have had the same symptoms at least 4-5 times, one side then the other, could hardly swallow or speak, pain radiating all the way down. It never developed into anything more, only lasted a day or two. I felt it was just that, stuff moving through the lymph system, though I took medicinal herbs an ate tons of garlic, anyway. But this time, just two days ago, I attributed it to the prednisone I just started taking again, thinking it was a side effect. There is so much to detoxing we don't know.
09-26-2007, 06:06 PM
Whenever I get sick or cheat on my raw food diet, this is exactly the fault line in my constitution every time! That and I feel stupid. What a combination. But I've cheated enough to know I've had it triggering these symptons on purpose. I wonder if it'll flare up again as detox now that I'm wholly raw.
Would sweating help? I believe bouncing on a mini-trampoline gets the clogged up lymph system circulating.
What herbs help with this?
09-27-2007, 07:03 PM
my fever finally broke yesterday, and I've been sweating like a pig ever since! and I stink!!! :eek: It must be all the toxins... but I've had to take 2 showers a day for the past 2 days. I'm glad it's all coming out finally. The swelling in my neck is starting to come down as well. I was afraid I was really 'sick' instead of just detoxing... well, I must've been sick all along if all of that junk is coming out of me... :rolleyes:
I'm feeling better, I still have a lump under my jaw on the right side of my neck, but it's coming down a lot and I can move my neck now. :whew: :o
I've been 100% raw for 5 days now - and before that, about 85-90% raw for 3 months.
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