Whenever I try to get somebody to follow me in Skyrim they something in the lives with "You already have a follower.". The problem is, I don't.
I have not, to my recollection, had a follower at any given point in the game.
The only thing I can think of is that I have (spoiler)
finished Anriel's Endeavors and gotten him as a summon creature.
Or do I have a hidden follower that I can't remember. A dog or a horse perhaps? Note that I do not have a dog or horse following me now. I talked to dog once, and had a horse that died.
Is this a common/known issue? Is there a work around? Any tips?