For a year 3-4 days before my period I get swollen glands, almost like a strep throat feeling. I can't even swallow water Advil & Tylenol (acetaminophen) don't help?

See allergist/ENT. I presume that the problem is with swallowing likely from throat swelling. If so, one needs to rule out progesterone allergy. If the swelling lasts for days, then it may be from a mostly inherited problem called hereditary angioedema. If the throat is not swollen, then will need to consider other alternatives.