About Me: Female, 32, Hyde Park, NY, member since Jun 2010
Hi, my name is Angela. I am a 27 yr old mother of 2 beautiful boys. I had a long history of medical problems and trying to get everything under control so I can focus on my kids and not my health so much. I am having one big problem that is literally a pain in the neck.
[More] I developed this lump in my throat and when I swallow it clicks and hurts my inner ear and neck. I had a sore throat that follows this too. Been to two ENT and were pretty dismissive of the whole thing since they did a scope and found nothing. Then went to another and he says he is most def it is a hyoid one problem but doesn't know too much in this area. All I know is this is a very rare thing and I am trying to get answers and get it fix it feels like it is getting worse. My anxiety is bad and I am scared to swallow...recently I had choked on food and on water I really want some answers whenever this click seems to happen I cough or choke. I hope someone can help me!!!
Just a quick note to say that I too have this inability to sleep on my back - even lying on my back is unpleasant - and I start to choke as soon as I begin to fall asleep. Going for an MRI scan was a nightmare as you can't turn over once you are in the 'tunnel'. I think this condition ( in my case at any rate) is caused by a lazy uvula and has nothing to do with the painful greater cornu on the right side of my Hyoid. I have posted other details of this problem elsewhere on this site. Do let me know if you resolve the back sleeping issue as I would love to be able to sleep on back again! Best of luck!
Hi, Mike I am extremely sorry for this delayed reply as I was out on a holiday. Well, few things I want to know, what was the diagnosis made? Depending upon that I can comment on what your doctors are planning for? Now a days there are lot of advancements in the thyroid surgery to mention one, endoscopic thyroid surgery -(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSoXaRe-KGk) where in there is no surgical scar over the neck and they do it on a day care basis. Before getting too anxious call up your doctor and find out what is the name of the actual surgery he is intending to perform. Any more doubts you are always welcome.
All The Best
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