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I have had this for a while now and it has been getting worse. One of the symptoms took a while to associate cause/effect. Basically I get a sharp stinging pain in a tiny spot of my throat on the left, and when this happens, I get so dizzy I have to sit down or I fall over. Like everything turns sideways - kinda like when you have been on the Teacups at disneyland 5 times in a row. Sometimes the pain will happen when I am sleeping and I will wake up, coughing. So I know its a dry throat thing. Lately though, eating can trigger the dizziness too, because it is getting hard to swallow. It happened once while driving, my throat had the dry-spot-painful feeling and i had to pull over off the road. Swallowing saliva fixes it, and I am dizzy for maybe 10-30 seconds. this happens rarely, maybe once or twice a month.

That happens now and then. All the time though: it is getting hard to swallow. I eat something that isn't super soft and mushy, even bread, and it always leaves a little bit behind on the left side of the throat when I swallow. It takes 2-3 swallows to get all the food down when I take a bite, if it isn't oatmeal consistency. It can trigger dizziness occasionally. I am becoming alarmed by it because if the food isn't super slippery or soft I feel like I could choke.

Now recently, I can feel a hard lump in the neck on the left side near my Trachea (the big bony thing on my neck?) that I can move if i smoosh it around. It is hard and I can actually feel it "click" when i smoosh into my trachea. I cant feel it unless I push it on the trachea though. After I smoosh my throat around like this, it becomes tender on the outside and then I feel constant pain in my neck near where the clicky hard lump is.

I always feel like I have a very low grade throat irritation. When I swallow, the movement of my throat down near where the clicky lump is hurts.

I have told my neurologist, but her response was: "huh. make sure you drink lots of water!" I do though, it is hot where I live so i chug the stuff, at least 8 10-oz glasses a day.

I have a first time visit to the ENT, and I want to be a little more informed so I can ask good questions. I can't find anything on these things I've been experiencing that fits all the symptoms, the dizzy-when-swallowing thing is the one that is the weirdest.

Thanks for reading,

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Hi there hypnocat!! (Ironically, I studied hypnosis...did u??)

I wanted to find out what the Dr finally told u about your dry throat/clicking sound. I have your same exact symptoms and I am NOT getting any answers from  any ENTs I have seen! So..Im going nuts! My symptoms have been going on for many years, and some days are worse then others. I also lose my voice alot. Ive been thinking that I might have a vocal cord (or throat cyst) of somekind.

Please...can u tell me what your diagnosed and treatment turned out to be...and let me know how u are doing now!

Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Kimberly

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I have those symptoms but on the right side of my throat. I did some poking around and found something with similar aspects. They are called Tonsil Stones (or Tonsilloliths) and are a calcium formation in your tonsils. They are caused by bad breath and/or occur naturally. They most commonly affect young adults to adults but can occur in children. They happen to up to 10% of the population but big ones are rare. They are most times harmless but uncomfortable. Ways to remove them are to use a Waterpik, pick them out (but with the risk of having debrees stuck), laser removal or surgery. As for your dizziness, I think you should go see a doctor and get that checked out. It could be diabetes or an ear problem. Best regards and hope you get better.   ***this post is edited by moderator *** *** web addresses not allowed***

 

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I also have these symptoms and have the dizzy spells, the endocrine specialist said it may be a laryngocele, an air or fluid filled lump which is congenital and can be fixed by surgical removal, that would explain the clicking or moving of lump. I think, from experience the strangling and dizziness is caused by the lump putting pressure on the trachea as I have had these episodes whilst driving also.
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Look into cryptococcus its a fungal only one test comes up with it very hard to detect its become s worldwide epidemic
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Under stress small muscles in your neck can tighten. Stress as in needing sleep. Get some sleep and try to forget it don't freak yourself out. There is naturally a piece of muscular cartilage in your throat called the epiglottis as well that sounds like it could be tensed up.
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Please all of you go check out thyroid cancer on google
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What did the Dr. say ? You described exactly my symptoms. Mine came on after a flu shot.
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