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1079987 tn?1258040916

Sore Throat

I have been wondering for a while but keep forgetting to ask.

I know that with chiari some people have problems swallowing. I don't have that issue. But everytime my neck gets extremely bad  and I have an awful headache (like today) I get a horrible sore throat. I was just wondering if anyone else expirences this or knows of anyone who has.

Thanks, any suggestions on how to make it feel better would be greatly appreciated.

Meg
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620923 tn?1452915648
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Hi Meg...try some hot tea.....non caffinated.

Have u had ur thyroid checked?...acid reflux?

These can add to ur throat issues.

"selma"
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1079987 tn?1258040916
I do use hot tea and I live on popsicles...lol No I havn't had my thyroid checked and I don't have acid reflux, I have been checked because of stomache issues I have had in the past. I had 2 ulcers in my stomache that they say are healed now even though I still have the same symptoms going on in my stomache. So I don't know what that is all about.
The funny thing is my throat only hurts when my neck and head pain get out of control.

Thanks for your help selma!
Meg
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999891 tn?1407276076
Hi Meg, I agree with selma, hot drinks with honey and lemon added should help to sooth it. no harm to say this to your NS.
Ray
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555358 tn?1292532061
Tell your PCP. He may want you to go see an ENT.
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1063386 tn?1287878569
I hope you feel better meg.  sore throats can stink.....  hot drinks with honey will help and maybe try some ice on the back of your neck if you can stand it.  maybe swelling is causing pressure on your neck and esophagus causing the soreness  that is a guess though i of course have no way to know if that is why.


but deff add the to the list of things to review next week.   write it down so you dont forget to ask  : )
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1079987 tn?1258040916
To everyone: Thanks for your advice, I will try anything at this point.

To Lu7997: No that you mention it Ithink I did read something once, it was an article about someone's story that when there neck would heut it would swell and press on their esophagus which would cause a sore throat. I actually couldn't remember it or if I had dreamed it...lol. Thanks for reminding me :) I will ask Dr, H about it on Wed. I will have my wonderful Husband with me, thank goodness so whatever I forget he always remembers to ask.

Thanks again everyone, have a wonderful evening!!

Meg
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1063386 tn?1287878569
no prob  I would type out a list of questions and add to it every day.  there was a web sight i forget the name dang it  that gave a list of questions to ask  and they were very good things I would not think of but would be very helpful.......It will come to me eventually     damn  memory I swear I feel 80 some days.................i have to make post it to remeber everything then i usually forget where i put the post its.....LOL
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997898 tn?1303734864
sometimes when the pain gets really bad for me, i find that i smoke more.....just because i don't know what else to do!  that usually makes my throat hurt a bit...just a thought
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999891 tn?1407276076
Hi Meg, i have some sinius and Post-nasal drip (PND) issues that cause a chronic sore throat and cough. This is something some with chiari here seem to have in common however i could not say it is a symptom of Chiari or just coincidence.

Ray
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1079987 tn?1258040916


Lizzy: That is funny when my pain gets bad I do the opposite, I don't smoke because I feel if makes my head worse. Thanks for the idea.

Ray: That would be something to look into. I do find myself clearing my throat a lot. Maybe that is why. Thanks for the help!

Meg :)

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