I have spent a lot of time on these forums reading everyone's situations. I wanted to post something to perhaps some on the users here and to ask for an opinion. In September for 2008 I had a horrible sinus infection (possibly) the pain was so unbearbale that it hurt to talk and I couldn't even focuse. I didn't have insurance at the time so I went to a local dentist and asked for him to pull my upper right wisdom tooth. He said the tooth looked good but he would pull it. Great. No more pain. in October 2007 I woke up one night and I felt like someone was sitting on my chest and some one was choking me. The pain was not in my chest, it was in my throat. I called my mother who has been a nurse for 25 years and she said it was probably anxiety and to relax. This continued to happen and started to happen during the day as well. in December 2007 I go t my second sinus infection on the left side of face and tongue and neck. This pain was so horrible I went to the ER in tears I had never experienced pain like that in my life. They gave a steroids and pain meds to sleep. From December 2007 until May of 2008 I continued to have these choking spells and neck pain on the left side of neck. I started to notice some speech changes as well. It felt as if my tongue wasn't as numble as before and I notice the left side of face to tingle a little bit when I touched it. The ER said this was normal for a sinus infection. However it turned to fullnuss like dead weight on my face. It even spread to the right side of my face. I called the dentist and asked him what he thought and he asked if I had a CT scan done. I went and had a CT scan with and w/o contract. Nothing. Bloodwork to check thyroid was great as well. We did notice that my red blood count was below normal. Annyways the speech hasn't gotten better and the choking sensations continued. I finally recieved my health insurance in June 2008 and went a saw a ENT, NEUROLOGIST, AND GI. The first ENT said my nasal passages looked okay but they were extremely irritated. He gave penicillian, chlendomyacin, adn Avolox. None of these worked or helped. When i told him I thought that my speech was getting a little slurred and that I was having to artciulated my speech in order to sound right, he sent me to a neurologist. The neurologist said my speech sounded fine and that I needed to see a pyschologist. I saw one of those. They said they did not belive slurred speech wasnormal and that needed to look into that. I went to a GI doctor for the esophgeal spasms and he immediately performed a biospy of my esophgus and my stomach and did a dialtions. I noticed a little bit of soarness when I swallowed which he said would be gone in about a day. Other then that it was great. 2 weeks after that Sept 2008 I noticed extreme tongue pain. It felt like a cramp under my tongue and like someone was pulling my tongue out of my mouth. I continued to look in hte mirror but I could not notice much changes. I did notice that in comparison to my finaces tongue hers was flat in hte back and mine slightly raised. I aslo notice that when I protured my tongue and turn it to the right I have a dent/dimple in the middle of my tongue. Atrophy? I saw another Neruo on oCTOBER 2008 and expressed my concerns. He did the blood work and simple reflex tests that were normal. I explained to him the tongue issue and he didnt seemed to worried or he just wasn't going to jump to conclusion yet. I havehad 2 MRI w and without contrast. I have an MRA schedule next week. and I have a follow up in December 2008 for an NCV/EMG I think of the left leg but I am not having any problems with that leg. It is with my tongue.I have no muscle twitching that I am aware of and I look in the mirror to see if it quivers or not. It does not quiver while it is at rest nor does it quiver when I stick it out. I did notice some slight weakness and cramps in my left foot and ankle but that went away. To be honest with you I am so scared that I am crying every other hour because I don't know what to do. I am trying to be positive about all of these I am jsut am positive I notice something with my speech and no one else does. Can someone please respond to this and give me there opinion. I am very scared and I just dont know what to do. I had plans on getting married and having a child and I have agood career but I don;t know if I can do that anymore. Can some one respond and maybe ask a few more questions about my symptoms. Thanks. EDDIE. God Bless ALL!