My throat has been killing me over the last few weeks coupled with chest pain - after an 8-hour visit to A&E, heart problems have thankfully been ruled out.
Today, I have discomfort / tightness / mild pain in my throat around where my Adam’s apple is, up to just under the back of my jaw - it feels like I just want it to relax but it can’t.
And I have discomfort and difficulty swallowing - its feels quite laboured/noticeable - as well, I’m clearing my throat and have noticeable voice change (noticeable to me not to my wife) - my voice strains/breaks more easily than it did in the past - it feels like there’s liquid just sat in my throat waiting for me to clear it - it does clear for a minute or so but then returns soon after.
I had an appointment with my GP today to go over why my throat is painful even though my gastroscopy and barium swallow were normal and there was no sign of acid reflux. I was sent to have a chest X-ray to rule anything out there and have to wait a week for results. This has SCARED me!
Do all these symptoms sound within the realms of ES?
I’m currently chasing up a follow-up ENT appointment about my ES and today I was also given the notes from my ENT doctor’s appointment about the ES that took place just under a month ago:
C\O; SHARP, BURNING SENSATIONLEFT TONSIL
DUE FOR GASTROSCOPY TOMORROW (which I’ve had and returned a normal result)
NO NECK SWELLINGS
FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPY; NORMAL PNS, LARYNX, HYPOPHARYNX
BIMANUAL EXAMINATION PAPLATION OF BONY STYLOID PROCESS
NEEDS TO BE REFERRED BACK [doctor] AT [hospital]
There are some spelling mistakes in there but I’ve copied what’s written exactly. Does anyone know what PNS is?
My throat problems feel like they’re driving me nuts - I need constant reassurance that I don’t have something that’s going to kill me - I know I have ES and I can rationalise to a certain point but then I have moments when I can’t rationalise and I feel really panicked. This forum certainly helps (thank you!) but how do you all deal with the anxiety that comes with ES? - I’m currently finding it hard to do anything sociable.