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Sometimes I feel like someone is sitting on my neck!

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sandykr
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Joined: Jan 2010

I know this may sound strange, I am almost 3 months post completion thyroidectomy (first surgery in Sept) and post RAI almost 6 weeks ago. I am basically feeling great aside from my deep voice and the effort that it takes to speak sometimes.
Sometimes I just feel like someone of thing.......is sitting on my neck, sort of like a tight feeling and it really bothers me.
Anyone have a similar experience?

Sandy

IowaBo
Posts: 32
Joined: Feb 2010

I have that too. Feels like I'm choking sometimes, especially when I yawn. Doctor said it should loosen up. Might be from scar tissue. I hope it gets better.

weberdns
Posts: 156
Joined: Mar 2010

I had very little pain from my Thryoid surgery on 3/4 and 3/12. and now that the incision is healing I am noticing pain when I turn my head a certain way, and especially when I yawn. I'm going back to my surgeon for a checkup and will have it looked at.

tambra57
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Joined: Apr 2010

My surgery, a left radical neck dissection was November 07. it is now April 2010 and I still feel like someone has their hand around my neck on the left side. The muscle is so tight. I take a muscle relaxer and a pain pill. I feel like it will never go away. hot compresses help to stretch the muscle along with the muscle relaxer and Neurontin.

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sandykr
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My original post was in February, I can definately say that it is better. I still feel it at times, and it is annoying, but I think about it less and feel it less. This is encouraging!!
Sandy

weberdns
Posts: 156
Joined: Mar 2010

Glad to hear that it is getting better!

forus2mi
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2010

its been 2 yrs and i still have that tight feeling in my neck, i have just learned to live with it sometimes if you massage your neck it will loosen up.

Marcy19
Posts: 8
Joined: May 2010

Yes, it's nice to know I'm not alone. I have a had a large man sitting on the neck for 2 years! (Not literally) I found massages help. My massage therapist works on the scar tissue breaking it up. Some days the tightness and pressure are less and sometimes it comes back. At first I allowed that feeling to be a reminder that I had cancer and now I just accept that's how it's gonna feel sometimes. Hang in there!

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