Does anyone else have this ?

alicea
alicea Member Posts: 111
edited 13. Apr 2009, 17:05 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi to everyone, I havent been a member long but i have been reading the posts for weeks and find them really helpful. I wondered if anyone else is having the same trouble with there throat and ear as me .
I have OA all over the place but lately it is worse in my shoulders and neck. I have had a sore ear for months and the doctor has given me 4 lots of antibiotics ,still not got rid of it. I also keep losing my voice, i havent got a sore throat but it does feel strange i have a small white spot about the size of a match head that won't go away. The doctor is sending me to see someone at the hospital to check it out in case it is something nasty. I wondered if anyone else as trouble with there ears and throat the trouble is my neck hurts so much i dont know which pain is belonging to what.
I am very worried and hope it is the OA I am fightened it may be cancer , my mum died 4 years ago with lung cancer. all the best to you all .........................alicea

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  • mistywillow
    mistywillow Member Posts: 711
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    alicea wrote:
    Hi to everyone, I havent been a member long but i have been reading the posts for weeks and find them really helpful. I wondered if anyone else is having the same trouble with there throat and ear as me .
    I have OA all over the place but lately it is worse in my shoulders and neck. I have had a sore ear for months and the doctor has given me 4 lots of antibiotics ,still not got rid of it. I also keep losing my voice, i havent got a sore throat but it does feel strange i have a small white spot about the size of a match head that won't go away. The doctor is sending me to see someone at the hospital to check it out in case it is something nasty. I wondered if anyone else as trouble with there ears and throat the trouble is my neck hurts so much i dont know which pain is belonging to what.
    I am very worried and hope it is the OA I am fightened it may be cancer , my mum died 4 years ago with lung cancer. all the best to you all .........................alicea


    Hi Alicea
    I can't offer any help re your throat, but just wanted to say Hi and welcome. It's always a worry waiting for tests and diagnosis, and its easy to think the worse especially with the situation with your mother, but there are probably lots of other possible reasons for your symptoms and the beauty of this site is that no doubt someone will come along soon and suggest them.
    Lots of cyber hugs
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    Gillx
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, Welcome to the site, I hope you find it useful.

    I have OA in my neck and spine. I haven't had the problems you write about, although sometimes a little horse. :shock:, but I think thats conected to hayfever. However, people have had swollowing problems and throat problems and I'm sure one of them will answer you.

    It must be very worrying for you to have this spot hanging over you, but your GP is doing the right thing in sending you to a specialist. Their are lots of conditions, I'm sure that can cause something like this to occur apart from the big C we are all scared of. It maybe and antibiotic resistant infection or a viral problem. I'm no medic, just guessing. I hope you get over this quickly and have your mind put at rest. Love and best wishes Sue
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,053
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Alicia
    You poor thing! What a worry for you :(:(
    I hope you don't have to wait too long before someone can take a look at your throat. I will cross my fingers for you.
    I do however have a 'choking' problm myself and I know some others do too.
    Hope to see you posting again soon
    Take care
    Toni x
  • debbierose
    debbierose Member Posts: 403
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi
    sorry that you are worried, i,m new too, and find this forum so helpful, it keep my chin up and will do for yo too I'm sure.

    not an expert but could the white spots be thrush off the antbioctics especially as you have had 4 lots,
    are they any where eles? to relieve them use some bonjeller
    and put some natural yoguret where they are.

    hope the results come through ok for you
    best wishes
    debbie
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,371
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Alicea,

    If you scroll to the bottom of the Living with Arthritis Forum page you'll see a posting from Marie48 entitled Strange Sensation in Throat - I wonder if it might help you if you have a look at that.

    Luv Legs :D
  • breane
    breane Member Posts: 392
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Alicia,I have OA in the hands,wrists,top of arms and knees and recently I have had what I thought might be earache.When swallowing I felt a pain/ache in the ear.Since then I have had re occuring neck pain.All I can tell you is that OA does move around.I can't help you regarding the throat pain but someone else on the forum may have an answer for you.Try not to worry too much,easier said than done I know.Take care,Breane. :)
  • mash65
    mash65 Bots Posts: 834
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    in answer to the earache.i have oa,& have been have problems with my sinus for several months now & earache.i have had test for sinuses i.e allegies & come back normal.i had 3 lots of antibiotics & im still bunged up.
    went to surgery yesterday & asked nurse to check my ears as i have been waking with earache when i lay on my sides.
    i have an ear infection in both ears (the ear canal )so have been given a spray & this morning no earache.im to go back in a wk if it doesnt clear up.
    so it maybe worth while asking them to check your sinuses & ears.
    the pain ive had with earache has been lessened because of the amount of painkillers im on.1 good thing about medication anyway.
    so i hope that helps & you get it sorted out very soon.debsx
  • alicea
    alicea Member Posts: 111
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi everyone and thanks for your advise it does make me feel better at least i'm not alone. There seems to be a few others having trouble with throat and ears.
    I just wish i had been to the specialist and then i would not need to keep worrying it might be the dreaded C . You are all very kind thanks again i will let you all know how i go on . ..............alicea
  • ifeelninety
    ifeelninety Member Posts: 57
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I suffer from Ra, and have had ear and jaw pain for the last 2 months or so. Dr thinks it is arthritis in jaw, and allergy in sinuses causing probs in ear. I keep getting a strange sensation where it feels as if my ear is really hot inside then really cold then feels wet - but no wetness inside - am very concerned but doc thinks nothing o worry about. I have been taking strong decongestants and a nasal spray to clear the tubes and it has helped a wee bit.

    Hope this helps :roll:
  • hezmarie25
    hezmarie25 Member Posts: 63
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    Try not to worry to much hun.
    Can I ask is it just one white spot or have you more than one?
    Take care and I have my fingers crossed for you
    Heather x
  • alicea
    alicea Member Posts: 111
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hezmarie25 wrote:
    Hi
    Try not to worry to much hun.
    Can I ask is it just one white spot or have you more than one?
    Take care and I have my fingers crossed for you
    Heather x

    Hi Heather sorry i have only just looked at your post i have been unwell the last few days , and yes it is only one spot, I will be happier when i see the specialist. thanks for being kind i hope you are ok at the moment. I am hoping this better weather helps us all have a little less pain. all the best and look after yourself .alicea
  • alicea
    alicea Member Posts: 111
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I suffer from Ra, and have had ear and jaw pain for the last 2 months or so. Dr thinks it is arthritis in jaw, and allergy in sinuses causing probs in ear. I keep getting a strange sensation where it feels as if my ear is really hot inside then really cold then feels wet - but no wetness inside - am very concerned but doc thinks nothing o worry about. I have been taking strong decongestants and a nasal spray to clear the tubes and it has helped a wee bit.

    Hope this helps :roll:

    Hi ifeelniney it is very interesting how many do get strange things going on with ears and throats but there is nothing said in the medical side. it is good we all put our symptoms on our posts it really helps and makes us feel we are'nt alone all the best hope you get yours sorted soon. alicea
  • alicea
    alicea Member Posts: 111
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi scottishlass thanks for the post , I havent got an appointment yet so i am no nearer, I still have the lump and the earache my lump is at the side isnt going any bigger but it is worrying me. I have a lot of pain in my neck and one shoulder at the moment but you know what it is like we seem to have a pain somewhere or other all the time. anyway thanks i hope that is what mine turns out to be , i will post and let you know when i find out something ....look after yourself ...............alicea
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    alicea wrote:
    Hi to everyone, I havent been a member long but i have been reading the posts for weeks and find them really helpful. I wondered if anyone else is having the same trouble with there throat and ear as me .
    I have OA all over the place but lately it is worse in my shoulders and neck. I have had a sore ear for months and the doctor has given me 4 lots of antibiotics ,still not got rid of it. I also keep losing my voice, i havent got a sore throat but it does feel strange i have a small white spot about the size of a match head that won't go away. The doctor is sending me to see someone at the hospital to check it out in case it is something nasty. I wondered if anyone else as trouble with there ears and throat the trouble is my neck hurts so much i dont know which pain is belonging to what.
    I am very worried and hope it is the OA I am fightened it may be cancer , my mum died 4 years ago with lung cancer. all the best to you all .........................alicea

    Hello, hope you get this :?

    I tried to post before but my laptop crashed. I have the exact same thing, a white spot about the size of a match head. It's on the roof of my mouth. It's there all the time but sometimes it's not really noticeable. I'm going to my dr's tomorrow with a few other 'questions' and will ask her advice. I also have a dental appointment next week and I'll be asking her advice too. It does worry me and I poke at it every now and then which I know I shouldn't do :shock: I have oa in my jaw and ear problems i.e tinnitus and pain. I also get a strange feeling in my throat from time to time, like it's rough? Don't know if this is the same as your probs but it does sound similar. I'll let you know what my dr says :wink:
    Magenta x

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