Hi, I have not officially been diagnosed with ES, but wanted to share some of symptoms in hopes that someone else will be able to help/relate. A couple of months ago, I noticed a bony, hard, non-movable lump in my neck. It is located right below my earlobe, behind my jaw on the left side. I also can feel it if I push under my jaw.
Here are some of the symptoms I have been experiencing:
- Left sided facial, jaw, ear, and neck pain.
-Tingling/Burning on left side of face.
-Frequent headaches on left side, pressure behind eye.
-Redness in my eyes that won’t go away.
-Just recently started experiencing hoarse voice and some minor throat irritation.
-Feeling like there is something stuck in the left side of my throat at times, worse when lying down at night.
-Bouts of sore/sensitive teeth. Have recently went to dentist and he could not figure out why my teeth were hurting.
I have seen an ENT and my GP and explained all symptoms to them, GP called the facial numbness Trigeminal Neuralgia and prescribed predisone for that, which slightly helped for a few days. As far as the lump, I felt like I was disregarded since I am so young (23), and was only given the option of a CT for my own “peace of mind.” I am awaiting authorization from my insurance for a CT of the soft tissues of my neck. I guess the GP thinks that it may be a lymph node, which I hope it is not. This has all given me a large amount of health anxiety over the past couple of months, and I just would like some answers, as no one seems to be able to tell me exactly what is causing all of this.