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I have had mild hypothyroidism for 4 years and have been taking 15mgs of amour for that period. Last year, I was told it is Hashimotos. I don't know why, but a couple of times a year, the left side of my neck, just under my chin near around where one would check for a pulse, becomes swollen and painful. I have had mri=nothing, ultrasound (when it was not swollen, but figured I shouldn't skip the appointment=nothing). I feel confident that it is not cancer because it is movable and painful. I was told I had Epstein Barr virus last year, which is how my Dr explained the swollen neck back then. But it keeps returning. I wonder if my body just goes into overdrive whenever I am fighting off any little thing and thus my lymphatic system, and in particular, this gland goes haywire. I could make sense of that, but what I can't understand, and am seeking advice for, is why it hurts to use my voice when an "episode" is happening. These swollen gland "episodes" last 1-2 months at a time and I feel sad and really bummed out that I can't talk with my little children without it being painful. I can not live like this for the rest of my life! I need to figure out how to deal with this. I need to know what it is caused by...does anyone have any clues? Thank you so much. About me: I am otherwise healthy and physically fit. I have no other diseases or health issues. I was diagnosed with Hyprothyroidism when I was pregnant.

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Hi did you ever figure this out??? You described everything for my PERFECTLY.

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