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Symptoms - pain and pull in area between neck and shoulder,

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Symptoms - pain and pull in area between neck and shoulder, pain in collar bone and throat, feels like there's a lump at the bottom of my throat so it's hard to swallow.
Had these symptoms for over a week.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question.

How old are you?

Any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

32

raynaud's disease, asthma, allergies

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Did you start any new meds lately?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

no rash?

no injury?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No rash or injury

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This is very unusual. It could be the start of something like shingles. You can get pain in a nerve distribution prior to the rash. This is called the "prodrome"

Another possibility is a thyroid enlargement.

With asthma and allergies you are more susceptible to shingles.

I suspect that is the cause and it will develop a rash soon.

I would get in to your primary doctor or urgent care to get checked and on anti virals.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. If you have more questions, just reply