Question: Hi, I have had constant feeling of a foreign body in my throat for 22 years, and none of the specialists I have seen have come up with a diagnosis other than it's a trick of the mind. Now 50 years old, I am finding the discomfort to be an increasing distraction. It affects my choice of clothing (can't wear shirts with buttoned-up collars), causes constant aching in the right side of my face and regular headaches
in my right temple, makes alarming clunking feelings in my throat, and I never seem to get away from this feeling of my nerves being 'on edge'. In more recent years I have also developed what could almost be described as chronic fatigue syndrome
, and I wonder if that has derived from this incessant feeling of a pencil-like object being jabbed into the right side of my throat underneath the jaw joint. But now I sense a 'eureka' moment - I have just come across something called Eagle Syndrome. I can relate to all of it's symptoms except one defining factor: when exploring with my fingers the tender area in my neck, I cannot feel any unexpected bone protrusions. Could this still be Eagle Syndrome, or are there other paths I could explore to get to the bottom of this?