Unfortunately I am back again.
Same symptoms. Awful pain in ear, left throat, back of neck; I am so convinced I do have cancer. I have seen the Doctor twice in the last four weeks and he said there is nothing wrong. He tells me to relax and not worry. He prescribed an AD which I have been taking but all it seems to do is make me feel a bit spaced out.
I have been under enormous stress lately. Since October my life has been absolutely awful ( much worse than usual). I won't go into great detail here but suffice it to say that at one point I was ready to give up.
In the last 7 weeks I have started a new job; been under a great deal of pressure there.....tried to get reduced hours but they refused. So I had to resign. I have had a lot of stress with my teenage son regarding his schooling etc . I am on my own with him and have no help from anyone. He has been off school for 3 weeks and basically sleeps all day and games all night. The few occasions he has been out with his friend they did the wrong thing....brought some mushrooms off some random and got sick....I found out about it and I worry sick about him. He has zero motivation and he is a major worry to me.
I have had major worries about money, my son, my dear dog; we had a snake in the house last week :( which truly set my PTSD etc off. I had a rather unpleasant Christmas with my so called family. Whereby I bought all the food; did all the driving and basically it was a stressful day for me. That is another story for another time...suffice it to say I get no support from them.
I am looking after a friends' dogs. I love them to bits but they are very needy and follow me everywhere.....my old dog isn't very fond of them and there has been a few almost fights. Plus my old girl has lately been very wobbly on her feet and I am waiting until Wednesday to see the vet (they are closed over holidays). I am very concerned about her.
So...in a nutshell I have nothing but stress in my life. This awful throat/neck/ear thing is killing me. Surely if it was something serious the GP would see it? I feel like I am on tenterhooks just waiting for another disaster of some kind to rear it's ugly head. Oh I forgot to mention I was recalled for a mammogram result last week but that was clear.
I do not understand why my life has to be so awful and stressful. I am at the point where I truly think I have cancer and deep down I feel it will be my own fault anyway for drinking and smoking. :(