Good news! Woke up today, day 3, and I'd say a good 90% of the pain and swelling is gone. The cyst is barely there anymore and a lot less inflamed-looking. It drained a whole lot in the shower last night after applying a bunch of bentonite to the area and using really hot water in the shower. I know I'm not in the clear entirely, but it's progressing in the right direction and I'm pretty sure there's no infection at this point. Things are calming down. And thank goodness because I've had the past couple days off work, which was really lucky, and today I have to go back and I was dreading having to drive there (rode in a car yesterday and it was not fun!) but I think it'll be alright today.
Lissee, interesting you should mention nightshades. I generally avoid them, moreso tomatoes than peppers, etc. as I've determined large amounts of tomatoes (read: tomato sauce) to cause arthritic symptoms for me. I never eat potatoes, haven't since I went paleo a few years ago. But what's interesting is that I had a cheat of sorts two nights before this cyst came up. It was a whole lotta corn chips (not the best ones either) and I had an entire jar of salsa with them, as well as some chocolate. I felt like crap the entire next day, including having a very difficult BM. I have been thinking that might at least have something to do with this. Hmm.
I never know what to put in these things. I write songs!