Throbbing/stabbing neck pain and Thyroid condition, related?

I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease. For the last week I have had the pressure and choking-like feeling in the front of my throat, which I expected, since that is common. However, just today I started having this intermittent throbbing pain on the left side of my neck right below my ear and down the side about halfway down my neck. It comes and goes and happens about every couple minutes, throbs for about a minute and goes away again. I have heard of the pressure/choking feeling in front due to thyroid, but is stabbing, throbbing pain in the side of the neck also a symptom of Hashi’s or hypothyroid? On a scale of 1-10 the pain is about a 6


  • grannywinkie

    Have it checked now. Call the doctor who is treating you. You may call your hospital and talk to the e.r. nurse and tell her everything that is going on, EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! If your doctor does not seem concerned, call other doctors and ask them about the problem. Go to goggle search and type in "Hashimoto’s Disease." You should find not only information but support groups to help. If a support group wants money, it is not a support group. I have sharp stabbing pains and have for 20 years. It took 15 years and at many, many doctors and specialist, plus every test imaginable to finally get a diagnosis. My diagnosis is Fibromyalgia along with several other problems. Please get help now. I feel your pain.

  • Willow

    I don’t know a lot about this, but I do think you should go have it looked at. Depending on how long ago you were diagnosed, things may have changed. I know several people who suffered from thyroid cancer – symptoms can develop very suddenly. Go to the Dr.

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