For the last 5 or so years, I’ve definitely had something wrong with me. My symptoms include severe fatigue, lack of endurance, muscle soreness, lack of circulation in extremities, yellowish feet, low heart rate despite high BP and cholesterol, mild depression, anxiety that didn’t exist as a child, low to no sex drive (despite having one in the past), extremely dry skin, hoarse voice, and brain fog. I have felt a bump in my throat on the left side right below the Adam’s apple for the past year or so. It sometimes pinches when I swallow—resulting in a sharp, but manageable pain. Recently, that bump has started hurting just by looking right and is tender to the touch. The pain starts right under my Adam’s apple and goes left until it reaches an apparent bump. It feels like this is physically restricting my breathing (even when I’m relaxing, deep breaths hurt). When I exercise or play sports, I start to feel panicky like I’m desperately grasping for air that I can’t physically bring in. I do not smoke. I’ve heard this could be attributed to GERD, anxiety, or sometimes swollen lymph nodes or thyroid nodules. Given the location and lack of apparent stomach acidity, my search has led me here. It’s very hard to get a doctor to listen to me because i’m a 25 year old male who is 6’1—205 lbs. I was 160 lbs as an 18 year old. It’s very frustrating to hear a doctor claim I’m “healthy as an ox” when I’m clearly struggling to do my daily tasks. I did one of those breathing tests that resembles a breathalyzer and my results couldn’t even be read because I couldn’t exhale hard enough. Had an x-ray of my lungs and an EKG done; came back with normal results and was given an inhaler for sports-induced athsma (which doesn’t work).