This is probably me just worrying unnecessarily but Im looking for some opinions anyway. Im 25 years old and I recently had some drenching night sweats, only about 5 in total. This was about 3 weeks ago and have had none since. At the time I looked up causes of night sweats online (big mistake!) and came across lymphoma. After reading the symptoms something stood out to me - pain in lymph nodes after consuming alcohol.
When I was about 18 I used to get really bad pains in my armpits about 5 minutes after my first drink. It was so bad it took my breath away and lasted at least 10 minutes then faded away. This happened every time I drank at first, then became less often and I don't think it has happened for over 2 years now. Now when I drink I get more of a vague aching feeling around my neck, shoulders and collar bones as if I am feeling unwell. Nothing like the sharp pain I used to experience.
My doctor called my a hypochondriac (maybe he's right lol) but did a chest x-ray (clear) and some blood tests (fine apart from folic acid deficiency). I have no obvious swellings anywhere. I have a pain in my back which feels muscular and the skin in this area of my back is a little sore and tingles - there is a small healthy looking freckle which is maybe irritated by my bra. I bruise very easily and have very heavy periods but apart from that Im fine and have no other symptoms.
I think that it can't be lymphoma as the alcohol induced pain in my armpits would not just go away by itself if it was Hodgkin's, would it? Sorry for the long essay, thanks for reading.
Ps. forgot to add, I also think that it is unlikely to be hodgkin's as it has been 7 years since the pain began and I would be seriously ill by now if it was. What do you think?