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Hi Rufee,
I am so sorry to hear what you are going through.I myself went through almost the same exact thing from 1997 until about 2000. It started with my Mom having open heart surgery,I had to take care of her when she came out, I am the only child.As I was taking care of her,I was not taking care of myself.She had surgery in March and in May I was diagnosed with walking Pneumonia.I was treated and after about a week I was ok...I thought.Pretty soon My glands were swollen,I couldn't eat,I would gag trying to swallow food and I was totally convinced I was dying.I went back to my Dr(who I have been using for 19 years)and he told me that I had lost 13 pounds since my last visit,which had been approximately a month.I told him I thought I had cancer,and he assured me that I did not..but he ran every test imaginable just to ease my mind.He was right....He put me on Xanax and Klonopin and told me to start eating slowly or I would end up in the hospital...After a week I was in his office crying and telling him I had an auto-immune disease and that my own body was killing me.He took my blood,told me to calm down and stop worrying...My iron was so low that it wouldn't even register,he gave me a B-12 shot...Zoloft..and told me to keep taking my anti-anxiety medications and that he would call me when the results came in.He called and told me my worst Physical Problem was Low iron, but that I was suffering from PTSD...OCD...anxiety and depression...But that I would be OK.It took me 2 years to come to terms with the fact that I was not dying, I was being ruled by fear and anxiety,and i started Praying for God to help me overcome this...I can now say that when I feel these thoughts and feelings coming back,I will take my medication...Breathe deeply and get through it.
By the way, My lymph nodes are still swollen after all these years...but from what I understand,they will probably stay that way.

I am sorry this was so long,but I just wanted to let you know there are others out there like us,and we can beat it...

Good Luck :)