My recurrant upper FRONT neck pain has been going on for years. Now it seems to go together with pain in the back of my neck mostly left side. I get an aching feeling on the left upper neck I guess where their could by lymph node or the caratid artery. When I mention neck pain to my Dr. he's always focussing on my anxiety and talking about meds. He does feel the area. I don't know if I made it clear enough the pain I have in the front. He thinks it's all tension. I just don't really hear much about tension being down the front of the neck.
I know it's possible I am clenching my jaw because I am always tense and anxious. But why would it be on only one side and not on both if I'm clenching my jaw??
It was easy for me to accept the pain in the back of my neck is tension but with it mostly being on one side and the upper neck pain also makes me think it's a tumor, artery problem, even heart problem. I also get racing heart and chest pains. Also been told was anxiety...
Would the Dr. be able to hear an artery problem when he listens to my heart? Or feel something when he feels neck. lymph nodes etc? What about chest x-rays? Does the neck area show up in those? I have one every year sometimes every 2 years.
I really need to get a grip on my physical symptoms. They always come back. The SAME ones. Headaches, neck pains, tingling, random pains all over, chest pains, racing heart, etc etc.
I know a lot of you have seen cardiologists. Do you have ANY advice on this?? My physiccal is Aug. 23rd. I am already dreading it. I'm sure this will be the time something shows up... I have mentioned my pain to my Dr. I just think he is always focused on my anxiety. If my pains would go away I wouldn't be anxious. If my anxiety would go away I wouldn't be depressed
I literally sat at my kids soccer practice yesterday clenching my chair feeling shooting pain from my stomach to chest to neck. I wish I could just be a normal Mom who isn't fearful she's about to drop dead in front of every one..... Or get diagnosed with some terminal disease...
Off to the store with my kids. I'm sure I'll start to panic while I'm there