Hi! Im new here. For i months ive been trying to figure out whats wrong with me so heres my story.
In June 2020 I was trying to quit smoking and wanted some motivation so I googled some tips. While doing so, symptoms of the C word popped up. I found myself over swallowing and started getting anxiety. Ive had but 1 other anxiety attack in my life. Im 30 years old and female. (Earlier info I was in a bad car accident where i was t-boned in 2014 that left me with damage to C1-C6, and a few torn ligaments and muscle issues in left side of neck which I recieved chiropractic care for after) of course i also had whiplash) Anyways, I quickly developed the lump in my throat sensation a few days later that came on later in the day. I did a lot of poking and prodding looking for lumps and such in the first couple months. I saw my GP and she put it down to anxiety. After a month it was more consistent so I saw an ENT. He scoped me through my nose and saw some mild inflammation on the left side and thought maybe acid reflux. He put me on a PPI and ordered an ultrasound of my SCM as it was a bit swollen and my thryoid. All was normal although i did have some swelling in my SCM. This helped put my mind at ease but the lump in the throat feeling wasnt leaving. Seems when i was stressed it was more present. I was terrified I had the C word still so I requested a CT in july. It came back normal except some cervical changes. So i went to my chiropractor for awhile with no change. Then saw 2 other chiropractors to see if they offered different tactics. Well in November I was in another car accident but other than vertigo being a new symptom nothing really changed. I saw a chiropractor for 3 months who tried all sorts of things. Also during this time i was doing PT with dry needling in my scm, shoulder and back as well as seeing a massage therapist every 2 weeks. 0 change in symptoms. I then was told to see an Upper cervical chiro which cost me a lot of money for 4 appts. 0 change. Then i had one tooth become severely sensitive to pressure and hot and cold. I couldn’t chew on that side at all. My dentist did a cone beam scan and coupdnt find anything but said a crown would fix it. Also made me get a $400 custom mouthgaurd So I reluctantly did it for relief. That was also out of pocket. It has helped the tooth but its still more sensitive than it ever was before. Thr mouthgaurd hasnt donr anything. Fast forward Ive been scoped twice and seen 3 ENTs, 2 have scoped me. One thought maybe tmj as I clench in my sleep. Joints are fine and i have no pain chewing or swallowing. The lump in my throat went away but instead I have a tight/pulling pressure feeling in my throat that is 24/7 constant. Is worse when im tense and oddly I cant feel it when im actively eating but comes right back after. I will list my symtoms below. It has been almost 9 months since this started. Someone mentioned Eagles to me so I learned to turn my scan into 3D. It seems mine are at an angle and only in a certain position can i get the length of 3.5 on my left and about 3.2 on my right in a posterior view. All symptoms are on my left.
Left sided throat pressure/tightness
Left sided tongue tingling, tightness on thr back and side
On and off earaches that last for 5 min- an hour or 2.
Left side of neck minimally swollen
Feeling of lymph nodes in side of neck but not seen from outside and no growth since noticing
Really tight muscles in left neck and shoulder with no relief from massage/ice/heat/acupuncture/dry needling etc
Runny nose randomly each day but no known allergies
Aches down the front of my neck
Recently Ive discovered I can feel my styloid on the left just under the corner of my jaw. If I carefully push on it it radiates pain into my ear and around the area and makes kind of a crunching sound. Im careful not to break it. I will attatch pics and mostly Id like to hear if others had symptoms of the tongue that wasnt burning as mine doesnt burn and just one side, and opinions on my styloids. ! Doctors have assured me if this was sinister I would have a lot my severe symptoms after 8 months plus no detection on my scans. Please dont mention horror stories of the C word at all. I havent lost weight and im not in pain, except u der my ear if i tilt my head too deep. Im severely uncomfortable. 20210315_225546|666x500