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Old 04-05-2003, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question does anyone have parotid gland swelling?

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone had parotid gland swelling? Also, I was wondering if anyone has developed low blood pressure since their illness began or maybe it develops around flares?
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Old 12-02-2003, 04:25 AM   #2
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Re: does anyone have parotid gland swelling?

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Originally Posted by alextheangel
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone had parotid gland swelling? Also, I was wondering if anyone has developed low blood pressure since their illness began or maybe it develops around flares?
Thanks.
Hi Alex - I just did a search on glands as I'm having some major problems - and found your post which didn't have a reply yet.
Is the parotid the gland in the cheek, next to the ear sort of?
If that's the one then yes, I sure do - on both sides, also the glands in my neck all over are swollen. I also have a huge swelling not quite under my arm further around to my chest which has popped up since yesterday - feels a bit ordinary.
I have had low blood pressure since I first started getting sick - sometimes I think it's because I'm totally off food and 'eat to live' (not the other way around!!) and also the Plaquenil makes me a bit nauseas.

I hope you are well and not flaring at the moment,
it's hard being sick at any time but close to Christmas feels a bit cruel,

Best Wishes,
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Old 12-02-2003, 01:34 PM   #3
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Re: does anyone have parotid gland swelling?

Just a quick note here--- my mom was dxed because of parotid gland swelling-- eventually. That gland led to tests for sjogrens then lupus, so obvioulsy it is at least a sign of sjogrens. Also, low BP was a life long thing for her-- its finally normal after years of daily pred.

 
Old 09-22-2004, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: does anyone have parotid gland swelling?

Go to this web site
http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?objectid=0D18F215-0F70-4278-9876FADFC884372A

 
Old 09-25-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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Re: does anyone have parotid gland swelling?

Hi,
I had my parotid gland swell everytime I ate, it was quite painful. This was back in the early 80's so I was sent to a ear nose and throat doctor and they said that the gland was totally fibrious and the removed it. It is a very tricking operation becasue you facial nerve run between the gland and if they bother them you can end up with facial distorsion. I hope you all have a good weekend Take care geifer

 
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