I have been diagnosed with: IBS, depression, anxiety, signal intensity/migraines, chronic sinus infections, tension headaches and interstitial cystitus. I still feel as though their is something "much more involved" going on with my body. I have a lump in my neck that my doctor says is just "swollen" but it has been there for almost 2 years since I first discovered it perhaps longer. I often get swollen tonsils and soar throats. Lately, I have had pain in my chest especially the left side and sometimes between my breasts. I also have tightness in my chest and sometimes my back. I have had MRI's, Chest X-ray's, etc... and everything comes out fine. I used to smoke but quit almost 6 years ago. I feel like I have had more medical problems now than when I smoked!! I am getting very upset that this pain continues and the doctor's just shrug it off to an infection. I feel like I have to be rude to get anywhere as far as a diagnosis. I really worry about cancer since I did used to smoke. I am 29 years old and just don't feel right no matter how careful I am with my health. Please someone offer some advice as to what testing I should do or any suggestions!!!!!
I am not a doctor but if I were you, I would keep looking for a solution no matter how many doctors you have to go to. I am assuming that you have had a dopler and an ekg done. If not I would have them. I would also ask for a biopsy on the lump on your neck. It maybe nothing to worry about but it would not be a chance I would take. I do not ever like to say this but, if you doctor shrug this off like it is nothing, I would run as fast as I could to a differant doctor.
Thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it. I have seen different doctors/specialist's for different things and most of them just want to prescribe me something and that's it. Usually I have more questions and have to stop them from leaving the room. I have only encountered one physician in my life who is proactive and truely wants to heal me. He is a urologist and has done everything possible to help me with that area of medicine. I think I will get a second opinion regarding the lump in my neck as well as the difficulty in breathing sometimes. I just feel like it is more than just anxiety and IBS. Thanks again. It makes me feel better knowing that someone cares.
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