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Pain in Right side of throat/neck white tongue

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 3, 2007
  • 11:40 PM

I am an 18 year old male and have had blood tests that came back and everything was normal and my doctor told me i was perfectly healthy as well as a throat swab to check for infection in my throat and all signs came back negative. However for 2 months now i have been experiencing tightness right under my adams apple in my throat and some pain in my right side of my throat. I also get frequent pain in the back of my neck and get headaches at different periods of the day.

The back of my tongue is also white which it has not been since i started feeling this way.

I took ranididine that i was prescribed to help with the throat pain that may have been caused by a sort of acid reflux, This helped for the time i was taking it but my prescription ran out and i felt fine for a week and then suddenly one nght started to feel iffy again, followed by these past 2 weeks of feeling horrible. THe pain gets better and then worse as the day goes on. BY night time i feel fairly well and the symptoms are the least severe, i also feel quite a bit better after a meal.

However throughout the day, i am severely tired and my hands are sometimes freezing cold while my cheeks are hot like ***l and feel as thoguh they are burning up. I have no idea what is causing all this but all i know is that im not 100 percent fine and am tired of feeling this way.

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  • You sound like you might have GERD. Ask your doctor for an endoscopy and do not take any meds until after you had this done. Good Luck Kiera
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    • November 4, 2007
    • 04:52 PM
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  • Hi! This post is a year and a half old so I'm kind of writing this for anyone who has been experiencing these symptoms too. I myself have the exact same symptoms and they can be frightening. First I am 24, male, and have enjoyed a great health until these symptoms appeared. I have had them for a bit more than a year. When you have it checked, chances are that, if you are lucky, you'll get a prescription for some of the symptoms, but almost no doctor will face the underlying problem. I say this because I've been to more that 20 different doctors and none realized what the root problem was. After one year of investigation I reached the conclusion that all these symptoms are linked to an abnormal function of the Autonomous Nervous System, specifically the parasympathetic response. Such an imbalance can be caused by heavy stress, but when the symptoms persist after a while the cause might be something else. There are several syndromes that have these symptoms: Eagle's Syndrome, Barre-Lieou's Syndrome,... These all imply some obstruction or damage of nerves that are responsible for the body's vegetative equilibrium. From here on you will have to ask your doctor for a skull and neck CT Scan and other tests so that the real reason shows up (though in Eagle's it might be a bit more tricky). I believe that this info throws enough light to set any of you suffering with these kind of "inexplicable" symptoms in the right direction. Sadly I had to go through a vast array of dreadful diseases (in my head) before realizing that it was "all in my head", just not how doctors sometimes mean it. In particular, when there is an excessive parasympathetic response, the bodies sphincters stay in a relaxed state, causing reflux not only to the esophagus, but up the larynx to the tongue, acids eroding all the tissue in their way. But the pain in the back of your throat might be Eagle's, check it up.Anyways, if you have any other questions just email me at rsa411@hotmail and I'll be happy to help.Greetings,
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