Ok, so I've had some lymph nodes pop up in various areas since I started taking Equetro (XR carbamazepine) in November of last year. I don't know if it is related to the drug. I have had some night sweats (which I think could be from starting Viibryd, because I've gotten night sweats on anti-depressants before) and some bad and annoying itching that I think is from Lamictal but I am trying to get off of it because of that reason. (Although I am only taking 37.5 MG now and I am still itching, but not as bad.)
So I don't really think it is lymphoma of any sort, but the nodes are NOT painful, and I have one in my inguinal area, one just inferior to my clavicle, one below my mandible and another in my cervical area. So they are on both sides of the diaphragm. I am getting an ultrasound on Tuesday morning. I've done a little bit of research but nothing much more shows up other than that carbamazepine can cause swollen lymph nodes, and in even rarer cases, pseudolymphoma. I've gotten blood tests and it's all normal.
Has this happened to anyone? Is this a case in which if it is in fact the Equetro, that I will have to stop taking it? I feel fine, actually pretty good. I have normal energy levels and I am stable right now for pretty much the first time in my life and I am so grateful. Things are finally going well for me. I know that Trileptal may be an option but I'm not thinking that far ahead yet. I'm freaking out that I might have cancer, but I feel like I would not feel so normal, you know, if I did... Anyone?
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Edited by amy5000, 16 February 2013 - 12:56 PM.