I also started to feel aching in the same point under my left ear
, but I cannot feel any sort of swollen
gland there. From that point I got sick, lasted a weekend, had a mild sore throat, was tired, and at one point I coughed up some white mucus, which greatly relieved the feeling of the lump in my throat.
Everything seemed to get better for a little while, but then the symptoms came back (and the swelling of the glands stayed, had never left).