My throat has been bothering me for the better half of a year (started in November, and now its February, isn't letting up, seemily getting worse)
First it started out just a sore throat, and then from that felt a tightness, then feels like something is stuck in my throat all the time. At first I thought that I was just getting sick, had a round of antibiotics, seemed to not really do anything, went back to the doctors, the doctor said it looked like I had thrush, possibly from the antibiotics but i could have had thrush to begin with just deeper in my throat did the pills for thrush and the mouth wash nothing. Doctor set up gastro apt and barium swallow, took about 2 months to get into these appointments, barrium swallow didn't show anything the gastro said maybe a motility disorder had to scope, wouldn't be able to scope me for 8 months, got into a place myself got a scope, showed redness nothing else. I looked at my throat and I noticed that my tonsils were red and had white on them, when I prodded them tonsil stones came out. this seemed to get rid of if only temporarily the stones. Made an appointment with an ENT. said that i had cryptic tonsils, didn't really say anything about the lump in throat thing, said lots of people have crypitc tonsils and live with them, I asked about surgery, didn't want to do surgery because I'm 25, said to come back in 4 months and I would be looked at again if still contining (waited months for this appointment saw him for a while of 10 minutes max, didn't feel happy with this at all, only 1 other ENT in the city and apparently she has like a year wait list as well) I booked an appointment for 4 months in the future, the cloest they could do was 6 months, now its going on april and see him on the 15th. coping with these tonsil stones I have been looking in my throat alot, saw a bone like thing sticking out and freaked out thinking a piece of my spine or something was poking through my neck. google says its my epiglottis, went to the clinnic freaking because I never saw this before and I wanted to make sure all was ok. the nurse joked saying it was an alien (not impressed by the professionalism) and the doctor saw me and said i don't know what you are talking about, I don't see anything, also didn't look well and sent me on my way. I can definitely see my epiglottis by sticking out my tongue far and moving my head a certain way in the mirror, its for sure my epiglottis. I went back to my family doctor and she was like I want to get your thyroid checked I have to go in 2 days to do so, bloodwork and a scan of my neck; which will give results in a few days.
I'm just freaking because the feeling is unrelenting, it feels like food is going to get stuck, like im on the verge of throwing up, i have been having panic attacks daily for the last week and I'm on 2x klonopin a day which seems to do nothing. I'm scared that there is something sinnister going on, but everyone else seems to be brushing it off as anxiety other then my dr who is sending me for more and more tests which is good but at the same time I wished I just got a pat on the back and told its just stress, or I've seen this before or anything, my doctor ended the visit saying maybe your epiglottis is getting in the way or something for some reason which only freaked me out worse...
Debated going to the hosiptal ER but I'm at the point thinking what are they going to do? unless your dying they don't seem to take you seriously. I'm making my family miserable and they don't understand how miserable I am about all of this. anyone have simmilar issues?
Also sucks the chat is down as i can't talk to anyone irl about this, i liked having a safe haven here.