As for self-diagnosing -- you are absolutely right. I have definitely learned my lesson, never again!!
I am going to run out now to buy
the epsom salts and see if that helps the pain/pressure of the bumps. I will also call the doctor on Monday to see if the results came back (although she told me that they wouldn't be back until Tues at the earliest...)
Thank you again for your insight into this; I really (REALLY!) appreciate it.