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constant pain in thoat, neck, jaw, ears, seriose photophobia, anxiety,confusion

In january 06 I had a bad flu/cold then two cases of potentially strep in a row. i took antiboitic for the first one I didnt finish them, took more when it reoccured. it seemed to clear up. But following this i was looking in my throat with a laser to see that it still looked infected . I flashed it too much in my eyes and i had what seemed to be a first of a string of panic attacks. Then following this i had neasea vision probs photophobia and strange headaches.The panic attacks didnt stop still to this day. and photophbia is so bad it makes me neaseas.I lost 15 pounds and its a strugle to eat.over the last year the neasea and headaches have seemed to go but now i still have a sore throat on right side a stabbing pain sometimes.I have a irregularly fast heart beat im on proponolol for. bad photophobia, and pain in my neck, jaw and back i cant even move my head or breath in without pain and cracking constantly all day in my spine. it also seems like i have an ear infection, but my doc sees nothing in my ears or throat. we did a swab last week i have strep again. took penicillin.im sneezing constanly aswell but my nose wont run. i have a cardiologist appoint coming up but i think is something else. like neurological or in my neck or spine maybe throat cancer. Whats wrong with me why cant i see the same anymore and feel like ive been run over by a truck for the last year.And the cracking is the most unconfortable part its moved down my neck  to my back and my back is acheing.Ive been taking clonazepam since feb but still panic and get bouts of confusion where i cant speak.
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now when i blow my nose blood is coming out.
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Have you had your thyroid checked. Panic attacks, weight loss, heart palpitations and pain in the lower throat area may be hyperthyroidism or goiter. Maybe have it checked at your next DR. visit.
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yes she checked my thyroid.

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I had bronchitis last year jan 06. which put in a panic. I had never had it before and it triggered off an anxiety attack. I finally got better and the anxiety went away. I got another case of bronchitis in Oct 06 and it triggered anxiety again. I have been going to a therapist and it really has helped me. I do know that anxiety makes EVERYTHING seem worse and brings on many symptoms. I literally thought I was dying. I too wouldn't eat and lost 20 lbs.  It really took a toll on me. I'm 39 and will be having my thyroid and hormones checked to see what is going on.
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Did you ever find out what was wrong with you ???
242516 tn?1368227505
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i'm curious too...
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yeah about two years ago this time, strep was going around, and i got it too, and took some antibiotics, and it started getting better to the point where it wasint a bother to me anymore, but i ended up with a sinus infection. also threwout all this my wisdome teeth were giving me problems. so maybe for five days in a row i would have a touth ack, then it would go away and i would feel good for a few days then there would be a pain in my neck or ear area. it would get sore, but then i would missage the lump away and the pain would go away. but after a while the pain would retern, eather lower on my shoulders or on the top of my head. or in my throwt, it was always on the right side of my head. sinus , ear , jaw and teath.., and my neck and head goes numb sometimes. kind of like theres somthing pushing on my brain.. one doctor i went to said it was a pinched nerve..                buddy i hope your still alive...
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how'd the cardiologist appointment go?
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I am having a pain in my throat and it then goes to my ear. What could be the cause for this? I also have an enlarged circumvallate papillae tha I can't seem to get rid of. Do you have any answers?
242516 tn?1368227505
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it could be from many reasons, you need a doctor to take a look:
infection
post-nasal drip
acid reflux
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The pain starts at around the jaw line and goes to my ear and as for the circumvallate papillae I have been to an oral surgen 3 times all with no results. Anything on that?
242516 tn?1368227505
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try another ENT for a second opinion.  they may tell you that it may take time to get better...
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Hi,

I was surprised someone actually  has the exact same symptoms as I do. I've been to so many doctors in the past 10 months. They can't seem to figure out the main cause.  Yes, it's been awful alright, you do feel like you were ran over by a truck, and the pains never stops.  This definitely sounds the same problems I have.  Did you find the cause?  Please let me know.  Would really appreciate this, so tired and frustrated as time goes by.  Would you believe this started with a flu shot.

Thanks so muchl
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I wish this upon nobody; however, at the same time, I was relieved to read your posts and know that I am not alone.  I have exactly the same symptoms.  My doctors have put me on pred forte and restasis.  I did not want to take the restasis due to the monthly cost of $175.  The pred forte, which are prednisone drops, relieve the inflammation and much of the pain.  When I stop, though, symtoms return.  I cannot watch tv or be at a computer for more than just a few minutes.  I have to wear sunglasses, close my eyes to light, and sometimes even wear an eye patch.  My throat swells, and, in exteme conditions, it extends to my heart region where I feel a fluttering that causes me to lose my breath.  The pain behind my eyes is disturbing, and sometimes radiates downward or behind, causing sensations in my face and aches/pain/headaches.

I am seeing a doctor again today.  Apparently, the restasis, within 6 weeks, should produce much higher quality tearing, which will help to prevent future inflammation and photophobia.  So this time, despite the cost, I am going to take my restasis. I hope to get it under control.  

I am in my senior year of a computer degree, but am not currently in classes to give my eyes time to heal.  I may have to make alternative plans.  I am currently looking at purchasing a projector and discontinuing the use of an lcd display.

The underlying cause can be an autoimmune illness.  I, on the other hand, had a hunch that using the computer for extensive hours on a daily basis for many years is the cause.  It seemed to start after I was doing classes for programming and web design, doing a lot of research and writing, reading books online line, as well as gaming.  I wonder if my photophobia was caused much the same way carpal tunnel is caused: repetitive use.  I highly recommend taking periodic breaks and looking away into the distance, resting your eyes. etc.

Please continue to post.  Often someone posts when a problem occurs, and then when the solution comes they may get too busy to post the results.  I will get back to you, hopefully with progress.

Best,
Michelle
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Don't take clonazepam for more than a week. It is highly addictive and couses panic attacks. I took it for a year and had extreme anxiety. I suspect with your symptoms that you might be sensitive to LCDs as I am. If you can't stand LCDs, read this site: http://vasyafromukraine.webs.com/
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