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Feeling of a lump in my throat-Extreme fatigue

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  • Posted By: thewritegirl
  • February 21, 2007
  • 05:10 PM

All my blood work has come back normal. A thyroid ultrasound was normal. I cannot get through day without feeling like I am dragging around a ton of weight with me...I just feel heavy, tired, lethargic and then this throat feeling is making me nuts. It doesn't hurt...my throat feels "swollen" as if there is a lump in it.

My doctor is a quack, doesn't return my call, and my family is really suffering because of this. :( Any advice.......I take vitamins, I do PIlates, I drink plenty of water, I do not eat excessive sugar.....can't explain this.

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  • Stone or lump in throat and extremely tired can be signs of toxicity or food intolerances. Also signs of Liver Qi Stagnation , which we all have in different degrees.Maybe your system is too toxic at this point and you need to drain some of the toxins. You could also have a silent but active infection, such as strep.Certainly, there is more than one reason to it. I myself have been dealing with those 2 symptoms, as part of the host of issues that pulled me out of my regular life last November.I no longer have the lump in the throat and I recharged with more energy than before I found myself sick.Doctors were cruel, ignorant, and had blinders but now I forgave them because I see how there is much more knowledge out there and they are not aware of it. One should never delegate matters of health to a doctor.Trust your body and don't listen to people who ask you to ignore your internal dialog. Look for a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, as they are familiar with this common pattern of disease. They can help you balance and heal yourself. That's what I did. I followed the advice given here by Acuann and 1111Healer.Have a great day!Keep us posted.Eatafruit78.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 05:38 PM
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  • I had that very same symptom of the lump in throat. It was GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Do you startle easy too? If so you may want to read up on it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 06:24 AM
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  • Okay, I practiced this many times when I had the procedure done, that is why I know how to say "thyroglossal duct cyst". I don't remember having it take over my world, but my husband and I were building a house when this took place, so we were SUPER busy. (also, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure right around that same time....lots going on for me then....) Anyway, I ended up at a thyroid doctor, to be checked out and they said that the "duct cyst" is very rare (like less than 1% of the population), but it's something that we are born with and as our body grows and changes, it can all of the sudden balloon up. So, what the deal was, I just had to have it removed. Not sure if this is what you are experiencing, but mine wasn't too painful....more uncomfortable and it was getting more uncomfortable to swollow and sleep. It was actually a lot like I was growing an adam's apple.....if that makes any sense.... Hope you are able to find a doctor soon that can help, I know how those medical mysteries are so frustrating!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 08:27 PM
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  • I had that very same symptom of the lump in throat. It was GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Do you startle easy too? If so you may want to read up on it.That is a BS dead end diagnosis. Not nearly touching the real reason why one would have such a "disorder". Yeah, I was also told that I had an anxiety disorder. I was referred to a psychiatrist, what a quack!Newsflash: I am actually allergic to a number of things, including my polyester bedding. I am also allergic to pesticide, vitamin T, and my body had created resistance to Vitamin B complex, so I had terrible deficiencies. Also sugar makes me very sleepy and makes me feel "distant" from the world.Thanks God allergies can be cured now. So I am not going around the world and freaking out every time I make contact with chemicals.Many people in Psychiatric wards show symptoms of food allergies and sensitivities to the food they are fed in the institution. These violent reactions are often ignored.Eatafruit78/
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  • All my blood work has come back normal. A thyroid ultrasound was normal. I cannot get through day without feeling like I am dragging around a ton of weight with me...I just feel heavy, tired, lethargic and then this throat feeling is making me nuts. It doesn't hurt...my throat feels "swollen" as if there is a lump in it. In Chinese medicine this disorder is known as "plum pit Qi" and is actually quite common, especially with women. It is due to liver qi stagnation, like a previous poster said. There is a classic chinese herbal remedy to treat this and it is extremely effective! It is called Ban Xia Huo Po Tang. Please try to find an acupuncturist who is also a certified herbalist. To find one near you visit www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code or country of origin. Please give this a try!Best wishes.DOM
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  • In Chinese medicine this disorder is known as "plum pit Qi" and is actually quite common, especially with women. It is due to liver qi stagnation, like a previous poster said. There is a classic chinese herbal remedy to treat this and it is extremely effective! It is called Ban Xia Huo Po Tang. Please try to find an acupuncturist who is also a certified herbalist. To find one near you visit www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code or country of origin. Please give this a try!Best wishes.DOMThank You Acuann- Always so great to read your posts.I might want to ask my doctor if Ban Xia Huo Po "is right for me". Haha. Just kidding- actually, I feel better now but my Doctor says that my Liver is just stagnated like the average American Liver. I wonder if I have an outstanding pattern of disharmony. I might ask her on my next appointment.I see how red miso, aka miso really help my liver to jump start- ufff it makes me feel warm and focused, when I feel cold in hands and feet and lethargic. Hasta la Vista!Eatafruit78.
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  • globus hystericus---classical anxiety symptom.you have been worried and tired for a long time.over and out.
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  • wow, i been reading this over and over, about being extremely fatigue, i have the same symptoms except for the lump in my throat, i am always tired, to the point i have to pull over off the road and "rest" . I am only 28 and i feel like i am traped in a 90 yr old body and even some of those 90 yr olds get around better than me.my body feels like a dead weight, i drag myself to the gym and barely get threw a 30 min work out..in hopes this will one day boost my energy, i eat properly, cutting out fatty foods, sugars ect. i sleep...and i wake up wanting more sleep, the days i feel rested and i get up with a little energy, its last an hr or two then i am zaped back into i feel like crap mode...if anyone has any ideas or what in gods name i could get tested for i would love to know, almost 3yrs at testing and apprently everything is "normal"thanks :)ticklish
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  • i hate to say it because there is so much hostility every time it is mentioned,but this does sound very like depression.(my doctor tells me that most of his patients are depressed.)are you engaged in a life project which excites you?are your relationships vital and humanising?are you learning things which thrill you?are you necessary ,urgently ,to others?have you dealt satisfactorily with difficulties and conflicts from your past?are your money worries on the way to being solved?have you freed yourself from guilt?are you making some efforts about the suffering in the world beyond your friends and family? are you attemting to live in a way that is contrary to your true nature?have you given up on trying to find out what that is?all these factors and many others can lead to a sense of degraded vitality.it is very common.many people try to fix it by purchasing consolations .dont do that.the natural world can help,as can an urgent task,especially undertaken with others.it is what we were made for!solitude,too.and song.and devotion to a friend.(the lump in the throat---globus hystericus---is an anxiety symptom,which i think means that in your case ( as it is absent)there is just a state of fairly mild though chronic depression.i think that the unpopularity of this diagnosis is due to two main factors,self awareness in depression is commonly rather poor.so it often does not accord with a persons experience,especially where the depression is "masked "by false jollity ,and frenzied activity.(i know this is not you.) secondly,it does not massage much ego.often people prefer a diagnosis which flatters ,makes them feel special,like the liver chakra has arisen into the throat, and needs expensive incantations and unguents to readjust its qi balance. perhaps employing the gall extracted from the liver of a pemanently caged bear.bet your boots he is depressed too ,and me ;just thinking about him.poor baby.let me know how you get on,please.
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  • Globus Hystericus. You are talking theory that is fossilized. In Vienna it was also thought that memories of sexual abuse were caused by the victim's secret suppressed sexual longings for the perpetrator (her father usually). This condition was called Hysteria and could allegedly be cured by removal of the uterus. If you believe that one, take a valium for the growth in your throat!
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