Nov 12, 2003 - 7:32 pm
I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in February 02. I had surgery in February 02 to remove my left thyroid lobe and again in April 02 to remove the right lobe. I then had radioactive iodine therapy in June 02. Beginning in June 02, I began experiencing a mild sore throat on the left side only. The pain then began to radiate up my neck and jaw line and eventually into my ear. I also experience swelling below my left ear on occasion. I have been back to my original surgeon and to three ear, nose and throat specialists. Nobody seems to be able to determine the source of the pain and a neck scan and blood tests are normal. Based on research I have done I keep thinking I have a salivary gland infection, but the doctors keep telling me I don't. I have been given Celebrex and Nuerontin and they do not ease the pain. Has anyone else experienced this? Thank you for any insight you can give me.