Thanks for the information. I fully understand you aren't tellin g me what is wrong, but I appreciate it anyway. I've learned that it seems to be positional, if I stretch my neck out or bend forward too much the issues increase so I guess my original question is answered by "if it feels wrong, don't do that!" (grin)View Thread
I have a very odd problem that I've nver had before and I'd like a little insight at least. Yes I know that blind diagnoses are not possible, but I'm just curious about what this could theoretically be, and ways to make myself a little more comfortable while I go looking for medical care.
That said, I have difficulty swallowing on my right side and the problem seems to be centered around the area where my nose attaches to my throat. There is no redness or swelling visible from the inside. I also feel a pain and tension in the muscles that go from my collarbone up the underside of my jaw on at side. The other side is fine. I sometimes feel as if somethin is stuck in the back of my throat, like a loose tonsilolith. There is a small amount of swelling that can be felt on the outside of my throat.
The really odd thing about this is there was no precipitating event. My glands don't appear to be swollen. I can talk normally but feel a strain on the vocal cords of that side if I sing high notes or speak in a high voice. Lower notes pose no problem. I also feel better when I first wake up and the symptoms reduce dramatically if I sit upright. If I slouch or extend my neck forward there is a lot more discomfort. My throat does a sort of 'clicking' thing when I swallow at times. The way it feels, I feel as if I've strained something. I'm just not sure how! I don't have a "sore throat" feeling, this all feels like a mechanical problem.
Any insights would be great, even if it is just suggestions of how I can make myself a little more comfortable.
Happy New Year to you, and to everyone on the board!View Thread
Reminds me of an aircraft mechanic I once knew who was born on a leap year. When we celebrated his "18th" birthday I got him a draft card and a "happy 18th birthday" card and a voter's registration too. Anyway, no need to respond, but you are appreciated.View Thread
I'm also not singing any off key birthday songs, but I hope your journey is enjoyable, despite them playing Titanic. What a choice of entertainment! I wish you many more happy, healthy years!View Thread
Hope you feel better soon, Tina... if you are sensitive to dust mites, there are various things that can be done to reduce them in your environment. There are HEPA filters to help keep your air clean, and covers for your pillows and mattress that keep the dust mites from accumulating. Carpets do build up dust and dust mites after a while so the cleaning couldn't hurt.View Thread
Good point. I work in a pharmacy and I get the oddest questions from people sometimes! And then there's the folks who forget to ask and have to come back! I wish the poster the best as well.View Thread
It's possible that the poster had a bad cough but had to go to work or something like that, so took dayquil so it wouldn't make them drowsy. The dayquil didn't do much because they took all the good stuff out of it long ago. Then the poster got home and can take their prescription codeine and wants to know if it's okay. I can understand that question, honestly.
Point being, we don't know the circumstances so a chat with a doctor or pharmacist who knows more about the situation would be a better idea. Hope you feel better soon, Sammih23!View Thread