Hello everybody, long time lurker here!
For a quick summary:
I started feeling symptoms that won’t go away in March/2020. It started with a feeling of a lump on the right side of the throat that came with a flu and never stopped and now my right side start aching every time I start speaking.
Went to a lot of ENT’s and any of them diagnosed my Eagles. I treated it as rhinitis and sinusitis and acid reflux and it never solved my symptoms.
It was the pandemic time too, so some ENT’s were even telling me it’s nothing, being just anxiety.
It’s common sense of the ENT’s that the flesh of my throat is ok, just with some irritability next to the vocal folds, being the reason why every ENT says it is reflux, but I don’t feel anything related to it anymore after the treatment (had esophagitis).
I was with orthodontic braces by the time the symptoms began, because I had a deep bite.
This year, I went to an TMJ dentist and, seeing an Cone Beam exam, he pointed that maybe it’s ES.
So, thanks to this amazing forum and the post of Swimmer’s, I went to São Paulo to get a consult with dr. Romualdo, that told me to do a CT Scan and touched my throat and felt both styloids, arguing that it’s suggestible that I have ES, but he can’t guarantee it’s the reason.
So, comes to this moment now. I’m having some physiotherapy because of TMD that I have, along with some clicking on my right ear when I raise the soft palate and for the tension I feel on my right side, from the TMJ to the neck, and I’m wondering what to do.
I feel like I’m gonna risk doing the surgery to remove my styloids, the doc said it’s better to remove just the side I have symptoms, but I want to have both removed.
I want your opinion about my styloids and my (possible?) elongated hyoid bone, that took my curiosity being a common topic here too.
Summary of symptoms:
- Lump on right side of throat
- Pain when speaking and sometimes when swallowing
- Clicks on right ear
- Both side tinnitus (even before the other symptoms)
- Stiff neck and masseter on right side
And those are the one I can remember now.
Thanks for this wonderful forum that helps everybody that is called crazy!