Seariously at the end of my rope with ENT issues
Such a long story but, in a nutshell, I am miserable daily and can barely function. Some years ago, began having chronic dry mouth and throat which has worsened. I had to have $12,000 worth of dental work done. I gave a continuous feeling of a lump in mytNow great. I deal with thick mucus. I keep telling the doctors the "tissue" of JystJust tongue, palate and throat don't feel right. I have a very hoarse voice. I generally feel unwell. Have seen a few ENT doctors, been scoped, told vocal cords are swollen. All this started about 10 years ago when I got very sick after an oooherectomy, lost 40 lbs, slew of GI tests. Referred myself to Stanford and was put on Gabapentin, and various other drugs that did not agree with me. I then developed small fiber neuropathy in my feet (confirmed by punch biopsy), idiopathic. I was already on Gabapentin and did not want to try Lyrica. Blood test showed possibke MGUS (?) so was referred to hematology where I now have to go every 6 months for bloodwork and yearly, full body X-rays checking for Myeloma. I do have 5 thyroid nodules and a cyst, been biopsies but was told my throat issues and feeling unwell are unrelated. My PCP and local ENT doctors say there is nothing else they can do. I only take Gabapentin, Ranitidine and a small dose of Alprazolam daily plus Vit D, B-12 and Eye Promise and a baby Aspirin daily. I just feel horrible and uncomfortable 24/7. So much for enjoying retirement. Any suggestions?