I'll be quick and give a quick rundown of my recent health.
To start off, I feel great. A little tired (and sore of course) from golfing the other day, but otherwise I feel pretty energetic.
In early May I went into the doctors for a strep test for a sore throat that wouldn't go away after a couple weeks. The strep test was negative but a Staph bacteria grew on the pallet and my doctor told me "Something grew on your strep test, you've had it for awhile so your body will probably fight it off but I suggest you take an antibiotic". So I went on a 10-day cycle of smd-tmp 800-160 or something along those lines (I may be wrong but I know there was a tmp in the medicine name!) I felt a lot better with little/no pain in my throat also just recently kicking a nasty caffeine habit. About a week or two later I started getting this random pinching feeling around my adam's apple on the right side constantly for 2 more weeks. I shunned it off as acid reflux but eventually was checked out by my doctor again. This time the doctor ordered another strep test but instead of waiting for the results instantly told me that it looked like Coxsackie A-16 (Hand, Foot and Mouth virus) with Herpaginas. Today my glands (for the first time since I first got sick) were swollen and tender to the touch.
I have three questions.
Is my glands finally becoming swollen a sign of me finally recovering?
Should I accept the diagnosis from my doctor after she took a quick 5-8 second peek to the back of my throat?
Also should I call my doctor about my strep test to find out what may really be going on and go from there?
Thank you in head of time for taking the time to read this and to give any insight. Ever since I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder 2 years ago I have been very careful with my health. But, I am trying to play this one out cool while still taking the necessary precautions to stay healthy! Thanks again.
Last edited by Bball92; 06-25-2012 at 05:21 AM.