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My throat seems to be choking off...........

graciegirlggraciegirl Posts: 249
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:57 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello Friends,

I hope you are hanging in there.

I have noticed a harder time swallowing this past month or two.
I thought it was my imagination at first. It continues to be a problem and is getting a bit worse. Today was the worst so far. My upper back is tighter than usual although it has been giving me problems along with my cervical and back. Any help, here? The only way I can explain it is coming through from my neck area and slicing down a bit to my back.

I am trying to hang in there til i can get elsewhere for more consults.

Gracie
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  • I know we chatted before but I am sorry I cant remember... Have you had surgery? What is your diagnosis?
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
  • Hi Donna,

    You're right and hope you are hanging in there.

    I apolgise for not putting that in my message. I am doing lousy again and sorry about the complaints. i know many are doing as bad or worse than I may be.

    I am still pre surgery. I am trying to stick it out til my husband gets a little better. He broke his tailbone the end of June and just had an ablation and pacemaker inserted last year. He has many other ailments and I am his caregiver.

    I fractured my neck in the late 90's. In 2007 I had more problems and have done okay til now again. In June, I was diagnosed with a C6 and C7 radiculopathy due to foraminal stenosis and spondylosis. I also have osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and CTD and DDD. I do have 4 bulging discs in my lumbar area as well. I have also had a recent accident involving my sac/hip area. The xrays say only bruising. I have more info but think that would tell enough without telling a more lengthy story.

    Best Regards,

    Gracie


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  • Sorry to add that I have 4 bone spurs. The pain is getting worse everyday again. It is in my neck and thoracic area and in my legs, arms and feet instead of my right arm only. Not quite as excruciating though but on more meds and cymbalta again. Help. please.

    Gracie
  • Howdy Gracie,

    Sorry to hear you are having 'throat' issues. I too didn't know if you had surgery, so thank you for tossing in more details. :)

    Are you seeing a spine specialist for your neck concerns? Without surgery, not sure what to tell you or even guess. Mine went to crap just over 4 months post op, but that I found of course later that my fusion failed and destabilized the whole ancha-lada as they say! (G)

    Another option (which is what I did initially) is to get with an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat specialist) to see what is going on. You could have an infection, a swollen cord...one never knows. I hope you have answers soon - listen to your body woman!!

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Thanks Brenda. I will try and make an appt today with the ENT.

    Bumping up the prayers for you! Good luck and well wishes for tomorrow.

    Gracie
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  • Thanks Brenda. I will try and make an appt today with the ENT.

    Bumping up the prayers for you! Good luck and well wishes for tomorrow.

    Gracie
  • Gracie,

    Hopefully it turns out to be nothing bad, but the ENT is probably the best way to go at this point. Mine started with voice changes, choke outs and the feeling of a thumb pushing on the side of my throat - very annoying to say the least!

    Fingers crossed for ya! :) Thanks very much for the wishes. *HUG*

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Heh Brenda,

    I probably shouldn't bother you with all that you are facing tomorrow. If you don't read this til you are healing and resting up, that's okay!

    I do have the feeling of a thumb pushing on the side of my throat . It also feels like my vein there is taut and bulging out. That is along with the other arm pain, neck pain, etc.

    Gracie

    Anyone else though,

    Like you
  • Howdy Gracie,

    Naw, not bothering me at all!! (G) Hopefully an ENT will shed some light on what might be going on. Mine was able to zero in on mine pretty fast - though at that time he thought the "crack" would self resolve. It didn't, and as it turned out, it was my fusion failing. Oh well...

    Please let us know how it goes Gracie. *HUGZ*

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.


  • (G)

    Help me, huh?

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