I have what I assume is swollen lymphs. At the base of my skull on the right side. It feels achey. But sometimes it shoots pain into my head. The pains in my head move around, but sometimes the whole right half hurts. I feel pressure at the base of my skull and behind my ear. And I can't tell if that's a burning feeling or freezing. Sometimes it feels like it's either freezing or burning on the inside. The outside is not hot or cold to touch. I am hoping that when I get that feeling that it is draining. But I don't know. I've never had this happen before. I have had swelling back there before. But it usually is just kind of like having a stiff neck and after doing PBS or bouncing on my mini trampoline and taking a hot bath, after a day or so, it gets much better. But this time, this is getting worse. And I can't even do PBS. I can't turn my head much at all, especially not upward. It hurts to open my mouth, or to move my tongue around to eat. I don't know what caused this. I had a cold or a sinus infection, maybe it settled in this lymph??? Anyway, has anyone else had a lymph press on the brain or nerves at the base of the brain? This has moved beyond uncomfortable. It is painful now and it starting to scare me. Only because I've never had swollen lymphs make my head hurt before. But there is no comfortable position for me anymore. I cannot feel the swelling on the outside. I am assuming because I have had swollen lymphs before and that is how this feels, only magnified. I do get sharp pains when I feel around back there. I can feel the lymphs I think. The right side feels like the left side to the touch on the outside, but the right side is extemely sensitive and touching it shoots pains into my head. I cannot get comfortable sitting, or laying. But sometimes I have to lay down because I get light headed. Is there anything I can do to relieve some of this pressure? A way to make this drain faster?
I hate to take drugs, but would ibuprofen help this at all?