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Hi everyone.

I've been having some troublesome symptoms since about July 2020 for which initially i put them down to hayfever season but now early March and they just seem to get worse rather than better.

It started as what seemed like mucus build up and the need to keep clearing my throat.

I then developed a nagging pain that was coming from my throat.

Its been more prominent and there doesn't seem to be any answers.

The symptoms I'm getting are:

Pain from jugular notch area from throat
Feeling of band around my neck like a tight scarf, tshirts annoying to wear at times
Stiff neck and sensation of wanting to itch my neck at times
Discomfort under my left arm and across collar bone
Feeling of fullness under my chin, puffy like glands are swelling and burning sensation at times
Sore throat and tired feeling in throat
Occasional stich pain in left side

I've had bloods done and came back fine, had 2 ENT cameras and all were fine. Been taking omeprazole 20mg twice daily and Gaviscon after meals for about 2 months but these symptoms have not improved.

The pain deep in my throat coming from jugular notch area is quite bad and taking co-codimal helps a little but still the pain persists. At times when i breath in it feels like I'm breathing through the throat pain if that makes senses.

I'm really at a loss here as to what this could be and its really worrying. I just need answers as i cant keep taking these pills as they make me so groggy and they aren't resolving the problem.

Thanks everyone.
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363281 tn?1590104173
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Hello~I am sorry you are having these uncomfortable symptoms.

What I am going to suggest may sound strange, but since you have tried everything else and test "normal" this might be your answer. I would see a chiropractor. You may have some pinched or misplaced vertebrae in your neck, at times, this can cause some of the symptoms you are experiencing. The chiropractor will take some x-rays of your cervical region (neck and upper back) study them and then discuss a plan of action. Many times, a few adjustments are all it takes to start feeling better.
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Hi Sassy, many thanks for your reply, its so refreshing to hear this as i have just started treatment with my osteopath again after a period away because of lockdown. He's not done any xrays, doesnt have that facility i dont think but its not going to hurt to work at that whilst i eliminate other things. Ive got an ultrasound  due so see what that says also then go from there, hopefully the osteopath does work.
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