Hi guys, bad day. I was thinking bout my symptoms today, and I think it would help a lot for me to take a list to my doc, so they can ascertain what is and isn't relevant. I was wondering how many of my symptoms are similar to anyone else here?
Here is a list of my current symptoms, and something of a timeline.
Last 13 years - heartburn, indigestion, constipation, over eating when full
Last 3 years - hoarse, singing voice went slowly from very good to useless.
18 months ago - felt like epiglottis was swollen. lasted 2 weeks.
last April - itchy prickly skin
last July - epiglottis feeling returned. no relief, voice hoarse, register dropped.
August - lump in throat well established, although not there in the mornings. Sleep apnea.
Sept - as above
Oct-Nov - as above, sleep apnea worse, snoring, itchy skin subsided. Lump now present mornings from 10am.Sore right ear. Locum prescribed rabeprazole, bloods done, normal results, albeit borderline anaemic.
Dec - lump seems harder, right ear painful. Cant lie on front, feels like airway is blocked this way. Snoring and apnea on back.
Jan - ENT, bowed vocal chords detected, rabeprazole doubled, gaviscon added.
Feb - symptoms intensified, lump present from waking, throat feels like concrete, palpatations. Ears sore. Voice unreliable. All symptoms much worse in evenings. Discomfort has spread to upper chest.
Food/drink makes no difference to anything, with the exception of alcohol, which, immediately upon drinking causes throat to feel closed, and voice to disappear. Quit drinking alcohol in Nov. Quit tea/coffee/chocolate/sugary stuff one month ago.
Do any of you guys relate to any of this? These symptoms are very alarming and the lump feeling hurts a great deal. It sort of offends me when professionals refer to it as a "globus sensation." It is much more than a sensation, it is crippling. Once it kicks in I just shut down, I cant read with the kids, cant stand up, feel exhausted from straining against the pain.
Edited to add painful belching occurring with the rock in the throat, and unable to yawn properly when throat is bad.
Post Edited (zeldagoblin) : 3/13/2010 7:04:38 AM (GMT-7)