I'm literally in a state of panic. I'm starting to sit and think this is NOT anxiety at all! Just to recap my recent life events. Woke up thinking I had strep throat turns out that was negative I wound up in the ER. Was told my air way was getting blocked because my tonsils were swelling for no reason. Had my tonsils taken out in August 2017. Then I got shingles was on meds for that got better. Well I thought I did! I woke up one day in December and thought "damn I must of bit down on my tongue in my sleep" chalked it up to nothing. Days go by it doesn't get any better. Now in January I go to my Drs I see his assistant. She says oh I might have a shingles flare up again because my tongue feels like it's being shocked and my face as well. This is constantly pain. No relief. So I wind up googling (of course) I come across something called Trigeminal Neuralgia!! I go straight to the ER. They say eh sounds like it. Here's some prednisone. No relief. I again start googling and found out there's something called Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. This effects the throat and it's the 9th cranial nerve. Could I have solved and diagnosed myself? These Drs don't listen to s**t!! I'm over it I'm angry but most of all I'm petrified because I'm a mother of 2 boys who are my world. They don't have father's so all this pressure is on me. I'm so scared it's cancer or a tumor and I'm going to leave them parent less. My mom doesnt give two s**ts less about me and only cares about herself and her husband. My boyfriend just stares at me and doesn't know what to say or to do. I have a Drs appointment yet again tomorrow and I just don't know what to do. Please someone just help me!!! I'm literally driving myself insane!!