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Sore throat, neck pain, anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?

User :   Hi! My neck and throat are sore. What could be the cause of this.
Doctor :  
throat sore is due to the inflamation of the throat mucosa
Doctor :   and for the neck it is the strain on the muscles and ligaments
Doctor :  
from how many days you are suffering from this?
User :   About two weeks. At first I thought maybe it was sinus related and now it kinda feels like acid reflux. I stared taking nexium which did seem to help but now it is sore again. Some times it feels like spasms.
Doctor :   yeah acid reflex do cause chemical inflammation of the throat and cause sore throat and also the neck
User :   I am taking zoloft and sometimes ativan when needed. I took an ativan today and seemed to help that spasm feeling. I am just wonder if the zoloft can cause this.
Doctor :   zoloft do not cause acid reflux
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   you are taking these medications for anxiety?
User :   yes
Doctor :   the throat and neck soreness and acid reflux is all the effects of anxiety.
Doctor :   once you develop control over anxiety these symptoms also will disappear
User :   Ok. Thanks for your time. I just needed some advice till I see my dr.
Doctor :   ok
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