From 39 yr old Female who is generally in good health, active, healthy weight, etc. other than hypothyroid which has been stable with meds. On New Years Eve day I came down with some kind of virus that seems to have been going around...extreme fatigue, post-nasal drip, internal sinus pressure but never stuffed up. I treated myself to lots of rest and water, traditional medicinal tea with honey, my usual vitamin/mineral supplements, but no medication other than an Aleve once for headache . My energy levels returned in about a week, sinuses cleared too. But then I had throat issues, like my glands were going crazy. I gargled with salt water. I lost my voice. I kept up the gargling, and drinking tea w/ honey. My voice returned but I started to have a tickle that triggered a cough. I still have that but it seems to be less and less. But now, three weeks later, I started to have what feels like a tongue muscle (but may be a gland) causing me to have trouble moving my tongue to swallow or speak. It s only on the left side. It is like a dull ache, almost numb feeling, but it s like the left side of my tongue is lazy or paralyzed. Help! It seems to have worsened as the day progressed. I was in tears at dinner because I was having trouble moving my tongue to eat soup and grilled cheese. I don t have health insurance coverage right now so I m trying to avoid unnecessary office visits. What can be done ?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Jan 2011