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Offline JesserCat88

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Is this it?
« on: March 10, 2014, 06:03:37 PM »
I've been on here a bit for various different issues. The most recent has to do with my throat, ear, neck and jaw. I went to my PCP, the hospital and many trips to the Urgent Care in literally 1 week. I got 4 different diagnosis from 4 different doctors and today, I had an appointment with an Ear Nose Throat specialist. He checked my ears, did a pressure and hearing test, then he checked my throat and ran a tube into my nose and down into my throat. He said he was not worried at all about the look of my throat and tonsils and did not see a problem with my ears at all. He did tell me he thought I might have balled up the muscle on the back of my scalp and it was tightening around my ear and jaw. But my I rested so much on this visit to the specialist. I thought for sure I would finally have answers and instead, I got nothing. I feel let down. I definitely don't want to have anything horribly wrong with me. But I wanted to finally have a reason for all this pain and pressure. So when is enough testing enough? When will I be able to live my life knowing I am okay? Am I alone in this? Do any of you feel like this after leaving your doctor's and having test results come back negative or normal?
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Offline gatorfan04

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Re: Is this it?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 06:15:49 PM »
I have this exact same problem.  I left the ENT a year ago with that answer about the muscle.  After two more trips to his office he looked at me and told me I need to let it go.  Obviously this upset me very much because you want real answers.  I still have this same pain and I don't know for a fact but I may always have that pain.  The hardest part is finally saying you've had enough tests and you are going to try and live the rest of your life without worrying about it.  Even if it never goes away.  But it feels like the doctor has failed you and it's a very hard thing to go through.  You are not alone in feeling this way.
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Re: Is this it?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 09:12:52 PM »
For 20 years I have felt tired all the time. I've been diagnosed with many things but the cures either never helped or helped only a little. Doctors don't always know. People are just built a certain way. The tiredness hits with no rhyme or reason. If whatever is bothering you is still there after two years, it might be just something you have.
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Re: Is this it?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 09:28:42 PM »
I'm just so tired of all the tests and medications. I want no more medicine, I want answers. I feel like these meds are just their way of throwing their hands up while still saying they are helping. I am currently detoxing my body of all this BS medication because I know this is not any better for me than actually being sick. You know, I am 25 years old and had never had anything major wrong with me until August of 2013. I had indigestion that made me think I was having a heart attack and when it came back I wasn't, the damage was already done. I had already had my very first panic attack while on my way to the ER and I never fully recovered from the fear of dying from an underlying issue. But now, I am in more pain than I ever have been and no one has any answers. Is panic this strong that it can completely take over your body and life? Are these pains nothing more than anxiety symptoms. I am going out of my mind. I have always had a tremendous fear of having a heart attack. And now, any time I get any kind of chest pain for any reason at all, I think immediately it's my heart and then I begin to feel every symptom of a heart attack. Except, I haven't died. I have had a complete work up of my heart by a cardiologist and I was told my heart was perfect. But I still couldn't accept that answer. And for this short amount of time, I was too worked up over the pain in my face and head and thought very little of my heart troubles until today, it all came rushing back. I am currently writing this in full blown panic mode.
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