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20 days with Dizziness, Pain in the throat and neck...what i

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3 weeks ago I started feeling as though something was caught in my throat. With in days I started having dizzy spells, weak right arm, chest pressure and pains in the upper part of my nack and lower head. I have had bloodwork, chest x ray, ekg, mri of brain, ct scan of neck, thyroid ultrasound. All showing nothing. I am so disoreiented sometimes. MY syptoms are a little better if I take advil every 4 hours. Has anyone ver had anything like this? I am so frustrated. This have been 20 days. No fever.


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replied September 6th, 2006
Anxiety & Stress Answer A1458
According to the symptoms you outline (“something in the throat”, dizzy spells, weak right arm, chest pressure, pains in upper neck and lower head), and given all the negative medical test results (X-ray, MRI, CT-scan, ultrasound, blood-work)... it seems that you are experiencing a type of somatoform disorder. Somatoform disorder is a kind of neurotic disorder. Emotional problems can transform and evolve into somatic symptoms without any structural damage of the “affected” organ. For example: it is possible to feel chest pain and hard breathing without any lung or heart disease. Advil (ibuprofen) is a type of painkiller that can reduce headaches. You may consult a neurologist about the pain in the head and neck. If everything is ok, you can seek medical advice from a psychiatrist or another mental health professional.
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