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>> No. 3564 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 2:45 pm
3564 Alcohol intolerance. Afraid I have Non-hodgkin Lymphoma.
I am a 23 year old male.

For the past month or so I have noticed that after a lot of drinks, I begin to develop a sore throat on one side. I can drink casually with no pain. I.e, drinking a beer or so doesn't give any immediate or after pain.

It only hurts when I swallow (any liquid or solid), and when I yawn. It is on the middle right side of my neck. It feels like a sore lump when I swallow. I can not feel any actual lumps or swellings. Although the area is slightly tender to touch. It alleviates in a few days or so, until I drink heavily again, and wake up with a sore throat.

The doctor examined my lymph nodes 2 weeks ago, and said they were fine, although at the time I did not have said sore throat. I also had a blood test (looking for thyroid issues that could explain my anxiety) and they came back fine.

I am terrified I have NHL as my throat is very very sore when I swallow, and I have read that alcohol intolerance in the area of lymph swelling is a symptoms of NHL.
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>> No. 3565 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 2:53 pm
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>>3564
So a medical professional examined you and then you had a separate test which came back fine and you are now worried you have what has been ruled out?

I think you might be a bit silly mate. It's okay though, google always gives the worst and I've had the shits before and convinced myself my stomach is growing tumours.

Go back to your doctor and talk about your sore throat. Nobody here can advise you anything else or diagnose you with NHL through .gs. You probably just have an infection or are having a reaction to said alcoholic drinks.
>> No. 3566 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 2:56 pm
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>>3565
My worry is on the basis that at the time, I was feeling no pain, as I hadn't drank. But I have just noticed a repeating trend - that when I drink, the next morning I sore in the same area - for days.

I am incredibly silly, I really am. The doctors have referred me to a therapist for health anxiety, although it is taking a long, long time for them to call me up...
>> No. 3567 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 3:00 pm
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>>3566
I'm no doctor, but you don't just get cancer one day. It doesn't just happen. It gradually builds up for the most part. If you have a cancer that can be diagnosed with a blood test, you are very unlikely to have become the unfortunate victim within a period of two weeks of being tested.

I would also question that as somebody who is seeing a counsellor for health anxiety whether or not it is as sore as you think it is, or whether or not it is psychological.

I'm not dismissing your problems, but I think you should contact a doctor or go to a nurse appointment at your local GP to ask about the throat so you stop worrying, and then in the mean time wait to receive the call. If you have waited what you feel is a long time, and I mean, not a few days, but a few months, then ring them up to enquire about what is happening.

You'll be fine mate.
>> No. 3568 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 3:01 pm
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>>3564

You could have Barrett's esophagus or eosinophilic esophagitis or any number of other conditions unrelated to NHL.

Speak to your Doctor about it frankly, don't expect him to take one look at you and go "By the gods, man! How are you walking?!" Don't be vague, just tell them what the issue is.
>> No. 3569 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 4:08 pm
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I'll add... and heres where you laugh at the ridiculousness of it all... the night I went out drinking, I was badly beaten and put in a choke hold. I may or may not have passed out. Hence why my neck is sore as fuck to touch. Normally I'd think, well no shit I nearly got choked to death, thus the sore throat. But I felt one coming on long before this incident, I even popped some profen/soothers.
>> No. 3570 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 5:38 pm
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>>3566

>The doctors have referred me to a therapist for health anxiety, although it is taking a long, long time for them to call me up...

Take that as a good sign. It's the NHS, so basically if there was anything properly wrong with you, you would have been sorted already. They don't fuck about if you are actually ill.

When they take ages dealing with you, it means your ailment could just as easily be solved by taking two paracetamol and not being a bitch.
>> No. 3571 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 5:46 pm
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>not a doctor
>> No. 3572 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 6:32 pm
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>>3570
>It's the NHS, so basically if there was anything properly wrong with you, you would have been sorted already. They don't fuck about if you are actually ill.

Bahahahahahahahahhahahaha.
>> No. 3573 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 6:43 pm
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>>3572

It's true, it's just that their definition of "seriously ill" is "will you survive the week."
>> No. 3574 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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>>3570

That isn't quite accurate. The NHS is quite good if it looks like you'll die otherwise they are shit. I need repair work done on my leg, it is obvious I need repair work on my leg. Every medical profession I talk to agrees I probably need repair work done on my leg, bit we have to go through this whole bureaucratic song and dance (now reaching its 4 month) where no one has given the green light to scan my leg, so I can spend another 3 months waiting for surgery.
>> No. 3575 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 8:33 pm
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>>3574

The NHS is ruthlessly efficient at keeping people alive at minimal cost. That's reflected in the statistics trumpeted by supporters of the NHS. If you have a disease like early-stage cancer then they're going to jump on it, because treating it early is much cheaper.

As you've found out, the NHS don't prioritise quality-of-life issues that don't turn up on the official statistics, hence the long waits for things like elective surgery and psychiatric treatment.
>> No. 3576 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 8:35 pm
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>>3574

No, your experience is totally in line with what I said.

You don't need your legs. Stop being such a poof.
>> No. 3577 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 9:01 pm
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>> No. 3578 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 9:04 pm
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>>3575
This is why I'm glad I have private medical through work. No waiting lists and private rooms instead of wards.
>> No. 3579 Anonymous
14th October 2015
Wednesday 9:29 pm
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>>3578
Well laa de daaa.
>> No. 3580 Anonymous
15th October 2015
Thursday 2:52 pm
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I think hypochondria is going to ruin my life.
>> No. 3581 Anonymous
15th October 2015
Thursday 3:50 pm
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>>3580
My nose is currently leaking like Thames Water. I must've destroyed at least half of the Amazon by now.

Sorry, I don't know what hypochondria is.

I'll be quiet.
>> No. 3583 Anonymous
16th October 2015
Friday 3:17 am
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My mum has a form of GERD that doesn't feel like heartburn at all but just manifests itself as a burning throat. I'm pretty sure I have the same thing but can't be bothered going for the swallowing barium while being X-rayed test or whatever she had. I remember doctors looking in my throat once or twice when I was a teen and saying it definitely looked inflamed (I was just there with glandular fever or something but that inflamed throat feeling's incredibly familiar.)

I'm just wondering if you have alcohol-induced throat GERD that's only getting inflamed and irritated on one side for some reason.
>> No. 3584 Anonymous
16th October 2015
Friday 3:26 am
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>>3583

When it's inflamed, it's not a consistent sore throat. It only hurts when you swallow so naturally you feel compelled to swallow a million times to check if it still hurts.
>> No. 3585 Anonymous
16th October 2015
Friday 6:44 am
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>>3580

Perhaps your hypochondria isn't so serious and you've developed metahypochondria.

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