A persistent problem that has me worried.

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stemlfc

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This is by no means a 'give me your sympathy' thread, it is merely a thread in which i am looking for information.
As some on here might know, i have been suffering from a lot of problems in the turn of the year, which eventually led to depression. Although i have 'almost' beaten it, one thing remains.
This is not an exaggeration but the absolute truth. I have felt sick and felt 'un-right' for the past six nearly seven months. I have a hospital appointment coming up pretty soon to 'check' my throat. I have a constant feeling of dehydration and as if there is something lodged in my throat.
This has limited me a lot and i am not an unhealthy person. I play football 5 times a week, i have my own Gym, I eat a balanced diet, i do not drink, don't smoke nor take drugs. (at all, never have). But because of this throat problem, i cannot do these things to much or i will 'nearly vomit'. [:(]

What i'm asking is, what will the doctors do to me and has anyone else had this? (please say yes)
This has me worried sick and i am being to lose sleep over it.

Thank you.
 

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not experienced anything like it ste, must be a great worry mate, i hope everything is ok, as for depression, i was going to say exercise & a healthy diet helps but you already do that by the sounds of it. fingers crossed for you mate.
 

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not experienced anything like it ste, must be a great worry mate, i hope everything is ok, as for depression, i was going to say exercise & a healthy diet helps but you already do that by the sounds of it. fingers crossed for you mate.
 

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steve the constant dehydration could be caused by medication that you take for your depression have you checked their side effects.

has your doctor checked you out for diabetes
have you also thoght that your worrying may be causing the lunp in your throat

i aint a doctor by the way but these are some of the questions i would ask my own gp

this may not be a serious as you think keep your head up iam sure things will be ok

some of the possible causes whaic are easily resolved with medication
 

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Steve,

Dont let it worry you mate. Just let the docs check it out. Worrying is just imagining, and usually imagining the worst when theres no real evidence that the worst is likely to happen at all.

Sounds easy to say it, but it really is just that. Most times what we imagine happening doesnt happen, think back, most times it doesnt, does it ?

If it does, sometimes, worrying just wastes your energy... and by the sound of it you need that for your football ! [:D]

Chill... thats what my kids say [:)]
 

stemlfc

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Indeed i do Tigerbay [;)]
As for the mentioned above,
A. I don't take medication for depression
B. I have been checked for diabetes, nothing.
C. It is possible that worrying is the reason.

My scan is a ENT or something, Cameras down the throat, swallowing dye etc.
 

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It's brought about by supporting a football team that consistently underachieves and will again this season.[:p][:D]

Seriously though it's probably psychosomatic, ie; the more you worry about it, the more real it appears. Let the Ear Nose & Throat specialist check you out and put your mind at rest Ste.[;)]
Then chill out and do a bit more fishing. thumbsup.gif
 

stemlfc

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You know what Peter, that post made me feel relieved a little.
Personally i think it is 'all in my mind' and i do tend to worry a lot about it.
When will it go away?
Why is it hear?
Why me?
etc

Thanks for posting that.

















Oh and Peter, Liverpool are better than Chelsea. [;)]
 

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this sounds like exactly what i went through six years ago, diagnosed with depression (wrongly) and i had what i thought was tonsilitus constantly.

Evntually i had my tonsils out about 4 years later, i have since found out i suffer from M.E


So basically i was on anti depressants for about two years without any good effects from them, the downside being you feel like your going mad and why is it happeneing to me lol.

Anyway it turns our my liver tests are always out and i had contracted Glandular fever at the start which went un-noticed.

You may not even need a scan mate it may just be an ENT consultant with a torch looking into and down your throat , which is no biggie trust me.


It's funny though because throughout the six years ive been bad ive always always had a bad throat and i also now have to wear a splint in my mouth because of the pain in the right side of my face.


basically all the symptons i have or have now are caused by this bloody M.E.

If i can help in any way, or you just need a chat please dont hesitate to contact me as our symptons sound similar and ive been through a similar process, all the way up to seeing a specialist throat/face/liver and immune sytem consultants.

I have been on the sick now for 6 years and recieve incapacity benefit and i now recieve a fair bit of Disabilty living allowance, so it just shows how disabilatating M.E can be...

Of course you may just have had glandular fever and this can take even up to a year or two to get rid of but it's mainly tiredness thats the problem.

I hope its none of the above, A few simple blood tests will rule out anything serious and if they theought it was something bad like the big C they would have just done a white blood cell count test.


So dont worry it may just be a second head trying to grow out of your neck : )

it will be fine it nearly always is

good luck
 
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if it was serious your doctor would have had you to the hospital the same day

hopefully some sort of infection

good luck

norm
 

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I've been in a similar position to you although I had a malignant melanoma rather than depression.

Prior to having the melanoma (which was 100% successfully removed according to the docs), I never worried about my health. Since then I seem to constantly find lumps, bumps and god knows what else. In the last 12 months, I've been to the docs for my plums examining and also been for a colonoscopy (camera up your jacksy), both of which have been all clear. I feel that I am now paranoid about my health and blow things out of all proportion and this may well be what your doing. All I can say is that over time (a few years), my paranoia has decreased. I spoke about this to a friend of mine who had Lymphoma when he was younger which was cured fortunately. He said the same thing ie. that over time the worry gets less. When I've gone to the doctors with my symptoms, they always seem to err on the side of caution nowadays and be as thorough as possible sending you to the hospital for various tests at any opportunity.

If I were you, I wouldn't lose sleep over it. Try to remain positive in the knowledge that your mind will soon be put at rest and I'm sure you will have nothing to worry about.
 

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I hate doctors and the like Stem. They dont scare me I just detest being prodded and poked around and in the past working away for a lot of the time making doctors appointments have been downright inconvenient.Thats why Im in the position that I am in as regards my health mate.
Bit like running an old banger into the floor.
If you use your loaf (unlike myself) and get it checked out you will be sorted one way or another feller.
Ive felt like Ive had something at the back of my throat for years and Ive ignored it. I can feel it quite easily when I swallow anything.
I guess what Im saying is Im still here mate.
Get in there and sort it lad. Dont be a pillock like me. You will be fine.
 

stemlfc

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Thanks for posting everyone.
Mecca, that ENT consultant you mentioned, thats the one. But with me it's not a torch it's a camera. Which is good i guess.
Barry, good shout and i agree with you. I don't like doctors poking and fiddling around with my body but sometimes you have no choice.

I will keep you all informed about what-ever is 'diagnosed' or said.

Thank you
 

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Hi Stem, been there and survived an inspection with a camera down my throat. It transpired my problem was a Thyrasic Cyst which I had removed by a minor operation. I was worried at the time like you are now and have had a few scares since with lumps in my boobs (luckily they were all harmless) but did give me a little more up top why they lasted! [;)]

I know what you are feeling as it almost puts your life on hold but after the first few scares I've had, I promised myself not to worry until the doctors led me to believe I had something to worry about.

I don't know about you but when I'm worried I do have a dry mouth that's perhaps why in the films when you've had a shock they reach for the teapot or the bottle..who knows?

What I'm trying to say mate is just carry on and live life regardless, what will be will be and there's no point fretting about things imaginary or things you cannot control.

Now sermon over, get out there and fish!!! [;)]
 

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well its probably not what i was thinking about

i thought it sounds like it might be Sjgren's syndrome, its an autoimune thing that effects your salivary glands, but that usaully gives you dry eyes also
 

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The camera is an endoscopy, and it's not pleasant as a procedure but neither is it painful nor unbearable and it may well afford you some peace of mind. Sometimes our unspoken and even un-recognised fears of what something might be are worse than the actual problem. This in turn causes us to become anxious and/or depressed and we can by the power of the sub-conscious mind turn these fears etc into physical symptoms, this is known as somatising. Often Dr's avoid telling someone that a problem is 'psychosomatic' as most people think they are just saying it's all in the mind, there's nothing wrong with you so stop swinging the lead'. In fact what they are saying is that you have a real problem caused by depressive thinking, and stress. This is real, it has real effects and it is very very able to be treated, medications need not be the treatment option if you don't like taking them, but the so called talking therapies can be of real help in these cases.

Yes, I admit it, I am a qualified RMN and used to work as a psychiatric nurse in Pontefract, Wakefield and Doncaster over the years. My advise is go to the appointment not afraid of what they might find, but pleased that they are more likely to discount your worst fears and perhaps identify and treat the problem.
 

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Originally posted by mecca










I have been on the sick now for 6 years and recieve incapacity benefit and i now recieve a fair bit of Disabilty living allowance, so it just shows how disabilatating M.E can be...


Mecca,

Be very very careful I suffer with Multiple Sclerosis a very very debilitating illness and I have frequent good and bad days.

Like you I am on Incapacity Benefit and I was on Disability Living Allowance mobility at the higher rate and care at the middle rate both of which were awarded indefinately, unfortunately some busy body sh*t reported that I went fishing and that when I'm able I maintain my own car.

I was visited by the Benefits Agency fraud investigation team and made to feal like a criminal, my DLA was removed from the day of the visit I appealed but couldn't get this wrongful decision overturned.
They accepted that I wasn't well enough to work and was entitled to the Incapacity Benefit but they said that I no longer met the criteria for the DLA.

So as I say be very careful.

stemlfc,

Worrying can cause a person who is already ill untold problems because when I was going through the investigations prior to my diagnosis I was truly worried.

But when I received my diagnosis I was really releived even though there is no cure for MS, but at least it wasn't life threatening and on good days I still have reasonable mobility, I just wish that I had more good days.

I hope this helps to put your mind at rest, THINK POSITIVE.

Regards

John
 
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