Okay, I am new here and I joined because I am tired of dealing with this all by myself. I never really know if I need a doctor or not and I may joke about my hypochondria but it really scares the hell out of me!
So yeah this time it's throat cancer... The post about Sternocleidomastoid muscle is close to what I'm experiencing, but there's more symptoms so I thought I'd see what you guys thought. That muscles itself is really hard and I am assuming is just a tense muscle. However the lymphoid on my right side next to my throat is swollen. My voice is feeling a little rough and my throat dry.
I freaked out after someone at work got the H1N1 virus and flew to the hospital. (I was feeling sick) Anyway they said it was a sinus infection (never had one before started getting allergies to dust 2 years ago) They did no tests to make sure that's what it was just, oh that's it have some penicillin and be on your way.
Well I am a little stuffy but dry, have had headaches, and have been clearing my throat (I sound like a car that won't start), coughing and like I said the area around my larynx feels rough, dry and like there's mucus there.
This has been going on for 3 - 4 weeks now.
I do not have a runny nose or any discharge, my eyes seem unaffected as well and no trouble swallowing.
Oh it does seem to get better if I take mucinex for a little while.
But since they didn't actually do any tests and it doesn't seem to be getting better I'm not so sure that's what it is. I have no bleeding or anything like that. I'm just feeling really scared and worried right now. I can't afford a doctor so it is just antagonizing my anxiety to no end.
If anyone has experienced these same symptoms during a sinus infection I would really appreciate knowing!
Thanks for any help or ideas.