Undiagnosed thyroid and enlarged lymph nodes
Hi, I am new here and am very confused about my condition. I have been to several doctors with no diagnosis but have somewhat serious symptoms concerning my lymph nodes. I am 24, in April I had several bouts of infections in my throat and was put on several antibiotics but were not very effective. My tonsils which I had removed as a child have completely grown back and are enlarged on one side. Months before this I began having excruciating pain on one side of my face and jaw. I was referred to a neurologist who diagnosed trigeminal neuralgia and discovered masses in my neck by way of MRI of my head and neck. This is when I noticed a swollen node on one side of my neck. An EEG was normal and CT scan confirmed masses in my neck. I was then referred to an oncologist who ordered blood tests, CT of abdomen, chest and neck and ultrasound of thyroid. Blood tests were normal (as far as I know of what the doc told me) except for low iron and negative for pneumonia, mono, HIV and hepatitis. Thyroid levels were also normal. The CT scans and ultrasound showed 2 nodules in the thyroid with calcification and chronic inflammation, several enlarged nodes in my chest, neck, abdomen and ovary many being 1-4cms in size.
I have been put on at least 6 different antibiotics since April and became allergic to Bactrim the second time I took it. I have gained over 40 lbs in the last year, am fatigued, weak and dizzy. I have joint and muscle pain, blurry vision at times, dry itchy skin and difficulty breathing and swallowing. I also have intermittent abscesses under my arms that begin around July. When I got the results from the most recent tests I was told it was not cancer but was not given any other ideas about diagnosis or treatment. I am going back to the onco tomorrow to try to get more answers. I am just very confused and tired of being poked and prodded as this has been going on for so long. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? Do autoimmune thyroid disorders have an effect on other lymph nodes? How or why would there be chronic inflammation of the thyroid?