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Pressure in neck/ear, swollen lymph nodes, dizziness

I am a 22 year old female with pressure and even pain on the L side of my neck, right behind/slightly inferior to my ear. I also have a feeling of fullness in my ear as well as some dizziness.  I can feel many lymph nodes on my L side of my neck and even several on my R side. This started in October (about 5 months ago). I have been to a few doctors where I have recieved antibiotics, mm relaxers, and I've had a CT scan, X-ray and some blood tests done. Interestingly enough, I found out I was hypothyroid about 2 weeks ago from my blood tests.  However, this hasn't affected my neck/ear situation. I am getting extremely frustrated that no one has an answer and that nothing has worked. I have been told to just live with my symptoms but that is not an option for me. It is very uncomfortable and beginning to become more and more painful. I don't know where to go from here... any suggestions? Any one have similar symptoms?
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I think I have something similar.I'm a 43 yr old man and about a month,month and a half ago,I start feeling some pressure in my neck,on both sides and on the back where the scalp meets the neck.I had a bad cold around New Years with a sore throat,sinus congestion,etc...so I went straight to the ENT since I've never had a sore throat like that before.He sent me for a Cat-Scan of my neck area.By the time the results of the scan came in,I was feeling the pain around my neck I talked about before.The Dr. said it was "ok" and that the only thing he saw was that I had some lymph node swelling that we need to "monitor".Well,when i mentioned that now Im feeling pain and discomfort around the bottom part of my neck,the Dr. just told me that he didn't know where the pain was coming from and when I ask him if the results of the scan were normal(about the lymph nodes swelling) he said,No! He did'n sent me for no further testing at all,no blood tests,or X-rays or nothing! He just refered me to see another ENT!!!???

Well,I went to the "new" ENT a couple of weeks later.By then,in addition to the discomfort around my lower and back of the neck,now I was having a warm feeling on the same areas,lower neck and back of my shoulders,that comes and goes.I haven't had a fever in all this time! Just that warm feeling,on and off,around the lower neck and back of my shoulders...The "new" Dr.view the results of my neck scan,check inside my throat,feel around my neck and told me that he didn't "see" anything indicating lymphoma or something serious...all this in only 10 MIN. I SPENT IN HIS OFFICE! No further tests,no x-rays no nothing! He just told me to go to my MD to check where the pain was coming from! How is this possible?

Needless to say,this is getting very,very frustrating...I have an appointment this coming Tue.and I really don't know what to expect anymore.Dr.'s don't spent but 10-15 min. per patient,if that,and how can you diagnose somebody in that time? Im no Dr. but a little more connection between patient and Dr.could be a good thing!

By now I have some new symptoms to add...in addition to the discomfort and the warm feeling that comes and goes on the lower part of my neck and back shoulders now I have had some sharp pains that comes all the sudden in some areas of my neck and the upper part of my chest and behind my ears! Plus a high pitch noise inside my ear.I noticed I probably had tinnitus before but now,it is very present and sometimes,kind of loud.If I press softly around my temples,in front of my ears,is like pressing a door bell! The tinnitus becomes very apparent and loud.

I hope all these share some light.If by any chance you have your condition diagnose,please let me know at once so I know what else to do! Thank you so much and good luck!
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I have the same symptoms. Have you recovered? If so, what was the diagnosis?
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