Feel like there is a lump inside my throat, can't eat around others, gag when nervous

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This has been around for a year and a half now. I literally can't live the life I had before. I can't go outdoors, treat my girlfriend, do anything normal now.

It's now got to the point where I can't even go to the doctors as I will throw up or gag, so I can't do that.

When I'm nervous, such as my girlfriend coming round, my stomach will play up and almost make me vomit. It's just horrible.

I did go to the hospital for a blood test and stool sample, nothing was wrong.

I've heard possibly therapy could fix this as it is psychological, but for sure there is something irritating my throat.

What do you guys think it is? It's so difficult as I can't even get it checked out. It interviews also with me finding a job as I'll throw up during an interview. sad

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    Your symptoms sound like they are being triggered by anxiety.  The lump in your throat feeling can also be caused by stress and tenaion.  I have had the lump in throat feeling along with reflux when anxious.  To get therapy, you will need to get referred by your doctor.  See if you can get a telephone consultation with your doctor since going there in person is stressing you.
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      I had the lump sensation in my throat only very briefly and then it it went away on its own without doing anything once the period of stress passed, I still get reflux though on a random basis and not alawys when stressed.  Over the counter antacids help.

      I try to avoid stressful situations as much as possible and have learned to accept my anxious personality because it is linked to my Aspergers.  I now also have stress related IBS so I have to think about the affect on my stomach too.

      In your case, your stress symptoms are seriously impacting on your life, so I think therapy of some sort would be beneficial. I have great difficulty going to doctors too and and really have to force myself especially since it can trigger my IBS.

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    Hi dillz97

    Have you had the inside of your throat examined.....this could be done via

    Ultrasound scan or MRI Scan to see what is going on in our oesophogus

    since you are convinced there is something irritating your throat...it's your throat

    and you should know if there is an irritation there your the one who can feel it nobody

    else...I know sometimes it's hard convincing the medical profession of this.

    If there us nothing irritating your throat then it would be in your best interest

    to seek cognitive therapy for your anxiety...if you are anxious about seeing your doctor

    put everything down in writing and send it to her/him. I'm sure you will get a reply or 'phone call....

    my very best wishes to you to get this sorted out.,..

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    Are you losing or gaining weight? Are you having papatations in your chest? How are you tolerating the sunny temperature? If you answered yes to any of these then you should get your Throid checked.
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