I have been having pain, soreness, discomfort on the left side inside of my mouth and throat area for nearly a year. I have been to ENT. The doctor after checking with her hands and looking down through my nose couldn't find anything. Also I have been referred to Oral-Maxiofacillar department at the hospital. After checking with her hands again this doctor couldn't find anything either. She said if it will give you peace of mind I'll refer you for a head MRI with Gadolinium but I don't think anything will be there. Following this I have been to an Osteopath where I have been told that on the right side of my face the muscles around the jaw and face are pulling the left side hence this was causing me the pain and soreness. After the osteopath worked on the area I felt better. I talked to the Maxiofacillar doctor who referred me to MRI about this development. She was happy not to send me to MRI and she asked me to cancel the MRI and suggested she reviews my health in a few months time, but in the mean time advised me to carry on with osteopathy. Rolling forward the time, I have been feeling good and not so good since then. I am going to go back to the osteopath again shortly and my maxiofacillar review is coming up this Tuesday. Here I am again with pain and soreness in the left side of my mouth, a bit like as if I had been keeping an ice cube there and after removing it the area is left with a kind of icey, cold burning soreness. I am scared. I have been trying to sort this out without getting MRI with Gadolinium (contrast agent). I have read things about Gadolinium which is scaring me; that it may not leave the body following MRI and is sometimes found in the brain of patients a long time afterwards, etc. After observing myself over this time I am coming to the conclusion that it is probably some kind of muscle issue to be worked on, but on the otherhand any work around neck area is not making me comfortable either. Also, at back of my mind I am thinking, what if there is something else there that the MRI could bring out. Then there is the fear from the Gadolinium. In addition to this problem, a few months ago I was diagnosed with thyroid nodules in my neck. Two on the left side and one on the right side. I will be having FNA's within the next few weeks (hopefully). I am not sure whether these are contributing to my pain and soreness around throat and left side of my mouth. The whole thing is overwhelming me.
I apologise for giving you a bit of headache with my ramblings, but if you could help me in some way in my dilemma and fear. Perhaps you might have had an experience of Gadolinium or experienced this kind of pain.
I would appreciate very much hearing from you. Thanking you in anticipation.