Not seeking medical advice, just information. You are not my doctor. I’m going to see my doctor later today.
Saturday night I started to feel a tightness under the left side of my jaw. It was pretty mild and I figured it was a strained vocal chord - Id had a show the night before and was unusually hoarse after the show, mostly due to pushing too hard. ( the house engineer was kind of useless and we all had to fight our monitors all night long)
anyway, woke up Sunday and kind of forgot all about it, until Thanksiving dinner at my inlaws later that day. I was eating and something (lymph node?) started to swell enormously. But only on one side…I was sweating and the swelling seemed to grow throughout the meal. It was pretty darn painful too.
After the meal, it slowly subsided, and while still tender, the swelling reduced considerably. Until 30 minutes later, when, at dessert the same thing happened.
Came home, took 800 mg ibuprofen and took it easy the rest of the night, and there was no further issue until this morning. Again, I ate and this thing swelled up again, became significantly more tender until subsiding again ten minutes or so after eating?
Is this a localized infection and the pursuant swelling of a lymph node? An infected salivary gland? Something worse?
It’s driving me nuts, and eating has become quite the chore.
Thanks for your feedback!