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Tightening in neck and throat
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An_187537 posted:
I need ideas. For 2 or so years on and off, i have had a strange tightening in the skin and muscles in my neck and under my chin and throat. No trouble breathing, no tightness inside, no feeling like throat is closing or cant breathe. It seems to be all in the front. like someone has their hands around the front of my throat applying pressure. I have had allergy testing and came up with only grass and feathers. The allergist says this is not related, infact have had 3-4 different allergy testing, blood and skin over the years. It's on and off and nothing is consistant...ie...time of day, environment, food, drink...it just happens whenever. I have taken allergy medication when it hapens, it does nothing for it. I have had scopes, mri's ... nothing. Please someone help. I am freaked out and would like it to go away. Also i get some tingling in my neck and under chin while this happens. I am wondering if it's muscle or nerve related. no one knows
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Unfortunately, since I do not know anything about YOU, your complete medical history, or have any way of examining you, it would not be possible for me to blindly determine what you may have...I am sorry, but a diagnosis requires a more than just information in a brief posting. There can NUMEROUS possibilities, but it is going to take a hands-on exam by a good medical provider to sort them out, and narrow down the field. It may be nerve or muscle related? It may be stress? It may be something else. This is what needs to be determined. You have had this for TWO YEARS, so maybe it is time to take your evaluation to a higher, diagnostic level.

Have you seen an ENT specialist?
 
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CODingo replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
yes i have, she was unsure. I am thinking about having another ENT eval with a different practice. Unfortunatley i am not to familiar wi\th Broomfield, colorado and dontk now who to go to.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to CODingo's response:
Any doctor can refer you....ask them who they would see if they had an ENT problem...or you can call the County Medical Society for a reference.


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