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Someone please help me get to the root of finding out what this is. I’ve gone to the ER multiple times and primary doctor, he finally gave me a referral to a ENT specialist, GI specialist and neurologist. On July 13 I started experiencing a sudden attack of these following symptoms and ever since then they have not gone away AT ALL DAY AND NIGHT. I came home from eating/shopping and I suddenly felt like I was being chocked in my throat/severe pressure from my upper abdominal to chest with back tightness/heaviness in both arms/dizziness. All emergency tests come back normal! What could I possibly have? It’s been 8 weeks and it gets worse everyday. Today my throat and mouth became fully numb and I cannot feel when I try to swallow. I choke when I try to eat or drink water or liquids. I literally would have to force it and even then I feel like I cannot breathe as if there was an upper airway obstruction. Please help. I’m 20 years old and this has taken over my life. I’ve lost 30 pounds due to this and now I’m underweight because I cannot eat due to chocking/feeling like I can’t breathe.

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    Update: I also have a hoarseness/low raspy voice in my throat after my throat becoming fully numb. 
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    Get a scope done by ent and insist on it . I would be very firm about finding the cause of all this .What do your parents say maybe they need to help out here and speak to doctors.

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    sounds like anxiety, and hyperventilating symptoms that are pro-longed psychologically. you may have paranoia about the breathing, which is leading to anxiety creating other issues. your only 8 weeks in, ive been dealing with this for over 2 years now.

    ive done a lot of tests and nothing has

     come up yet... 

    your either experiencing stress and anxiety, or some sort of physical flare up 

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