Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Cancer Symptoms, Acid Reflux, or Anxiety?
    ottawawoman posted:
    Moderate pain in front of throat (near voice box area), moderate pain when turning neck, feels like I need to swallow yet no food in there, moderate pain top of my shoulders on both sides. The pain is short stabbing pain. I have had no injuries to cause this. These symptoms have been going on for the past year, off and on. Seen doctor..they felt around my lumps. That was the end of it, both appts. I can eat and drink with no discomfort. Sometimes when breathing in the voice box area feels really irritated. I have Acid Reflux, Anxiety, allergies, there is throat cancer in my family, my father died of it 2 years ago.
    The reason I am on here asking is because right now I cannot afford health care, for at least another month. My health insurance only covers 4 appointments a year. Yeah, already used two for dental and two for throat. Basically they just felt on my throat and used a flash light to look in there. They say nothing wrong. Has anyone ever had these symptoms? If so, what did they tell you?

    Featuring Experts

    Reid Wilson, PhD is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Don...More

    Helpful Tips

    Successfully beat Effexor withdrawal - Here is how I did it:
    This is a Success Story and Instructions on Beating Effexor Withdrawal. I spent hours reading these forums and found that there were many, ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    14 of 14 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.