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Vein in Neck Throbbing Painfully

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 17, 2009
  • 02:10 AM

I'm not sure how to describe this, but my the veins in my neck throb painfully with each heartbeat. Not all the time, this has only happened twice (recently and within days of each other), and it lasts for maybe half and hour to forty-five minutes before it goes away. It's pretty random, too. I wasn't exercising a lot or doing anything stressful those days. I'm only a teenager, too, so I'm not suspecting heart problems. However, I do have low blood pressure (usually gets only as low as 80/60), which causes dizziness, so I was wondering if this could be the problem? Or another symptom of something else? I can't go to the doctor, because my mom will just say I'm overreacting (she thinks I'm a hypocondriac, even though I tend to AVOID the doctor). I personally am not sure if it's necessary to go anyway, since I'm not screaming in pain or anything, but I thought maybe I should get a few outside opinions about what might be the problem before I decide. Can anyone give me a list of possiblities, and maybe ways to fix them without going to a doctor?

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  • I have exactly the same problem and i am also a teenager. It really hurts and is really bothering me. If i do any excersize like weights were i hold my breath and strain the back of my neck starts throbbing.Anyone have any possibilities?
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  • Okay, in the interests of being as fair and diplomatic as possible, I must tell you that seeking diagnostic information over the internet is the absolute poorest method to obtain accurate results. Realize that most all of the people you see posting to the forum have already been evaluated by a licensed medical doctor and are simply seeking clarification or other opinions based upon the result of doctor visits, tests or diagnoses. While your symptoms don't necessarily suggest anything serious, it also appears that you live with your parents and would not be an adult as prescribed under the law. It would, therefore, be improper to suggest a course of medical evaluation or treatment that would tend to undermine parental rights. Does that make sense? If you feel that you need to be evaluated by a physician, then you should speak more directly with your mother in the context that regardless of whether she feels that your symptoms should or should not be medically evaluated, it is causing you concern nevertheless. I would also assume, however, that since your mother considers you to be hyochondrial, there would tend to be a pattern regarding your health complaints. I believe you somewhat understand whether your symptoms may be serious or not, since you know to some extent that a person of your young age would not be suffering from heart disease. I would agree and would suggest that you spend time speaking with your mother and, together, arrive at a logical point to determine whether a doctor's visit is actually necessary. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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