Just curious if anyone has had experience with this, in relation to TMS. I've been having trouble with episodes of my glands swelling (particularly my salivary glands and those in my neck, but sometimes all over) and becoming tender. Sometimes it becomes difficult to swollow and my mouth becomes dry when the salivary glands are affected. I sometimes feel flushed when this happens, but don't run a fever. At this point, it's really the one symptom that keeps derailing me and making me worry I have serious medical condition, rather than TMS. More accurately, it's not so much the swollen glands alone, but swollen glands within the context of my other problems, which sound very much like Sjogren's Syndrome or Late Stage Lyme Disease. I do have risk factors for those conditions, (Lyme in particular, with a history of multiple tick bites and living in a Lyme endemic area) and have been tested, but had the blood work come back negative for each. Unfortunately, the blood tests for both these conditions are known not to be accurate and both these conditions are notoriously hard to diagnose. And, I live in a rural area, without good access to knowledgeable doctors, so all of this is making me feel stuck in limbo. I don't really have complete confidence I have or do not have one of these conditions. But, knowing my personality, childhood, etc, I keep coming back to TMS and wondering about that, too. So, again, just curious if anyone has found this to be a TMS symptom. My gut says TMS, but lately I just keep questioning myself.