Long story short - this all started back in July as chest tightness and anxiety feelings in the chest. Went to ER, everything normal and good (heart, blood pressure, ekg, lung xray, etc). Followup doctor appts...had pulmonary test, blood tests, everythign normal. Doc prescribe me Advair which removed the chest tightnes almost immedidately. After a couple months - my throat started feeling aweful (lump, etc) and chest symptoms started coming back. Saw Pulmonary specialist - took me off Advair (assuming side effect in throat) and put me on Singulair. This helped somewhat but the throat was *not right* and a couple weeks later...it got worse. Had follow up with Pulmonary specialist and complained about throat - he wasn't worried about it as I don't have problems with swallowing or voice - wants follow up in 6 months.
They blame anxiety, allergies, and asthma.... I'm a very active person who always stays busy (high strung) but I've never had issues with anxiety and pretty 'relaxed' in the sense that I don't worry about stuff. I have a history of allergies but I haven't really been exposed to anything different that I haven't been exposed to in years. Just weird...
Well now - this throat thing is really bugging me. I know my throat is constricted. Doesn't hurt or hurt to swallow...feels like a lump & uncomfortable. Eating/drinking temporarily makes it feel better. It feels 'best' when I wake up in the morning. Things that I used to be able to swallow with ease, are more difficult like my throat can't swallow 'as much' at one time. And just today...and perhaps this is just something I've noticed for fear of 'wanting' to find something.... but... If I tilt my head/neck back - I can see a small elevation in my throat (left side only)exactly where my cartoid artery is and you can actually watch it pulse. It's not hard and doesn't hurt if I press on it....something underneath?
And, some of the chest senstation are coming back again.....
I'm almost 40, no children, married, physical job...
Meds I'm on:
Birth Control (for many many years)
Allegra D - taken at night to help prevent snoring and breathe better
Currently on Singulair
Take multivitamens & calcium supplements every other day or few days when I remember to take 'em.
I made yet another appointment with my doctor and beg him to look at my throat more closely.....I've done soooo much research online- my head is starting to hurt (not really but...you get the idea). Seems there could be a ton of different things this could be...
Am I crazy for keep making doc appointments? Am I crazy for wanting to be relieve of all these symptoms?
Thanks for your time - frustrated in PA!
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