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I'm wrapping up my second week of Globus symptoms. Sore/swollen throat with the customary lump sensation everyone describes. My breathing and sustainance intake are mostly unaffected but are a little more labored. Coughs are dry and scratchy but I'm making lots of mucus. Every so often theres this odd ticking or clicking coming from my 'lump'. No real pain but its just really uncomfortable and 100% inescapable.
I've tried gargling salt water (along with really hot/cold water), powerful numbing lozenges (which make it even more pronounced), and I've been drinking alot of tea and water. Which are not effective at all really but the three seconds of relief are enough to keep me chugging all of the liquids. Side note: tried raw apple vinegar today. Which induced severe gagging and produced a sizable glob of feathery brown mucus. Unnerving.
The main thing that's getting me is the lack of sleep its causing me. I've been having great difficultly getting comfortable and am losing a lot of sleep. Partly because of the physical sensation and partly because of the anxiety it causes.. Which I'm not usually prone to.
My aunt who works in the medical field has looked me over and says there isn't a mass or anything she could feel. Luckily she could write a script for decent antibiotics and I started those today as well. (Fingers crossed)
Some of the things I've read leave me really scared.. Cases lasting months.. Even years.. People even being driven to consider suicide because of it. I know there's no quick fix, that trying not to stress out over it is really important and I've been doing my best in that department. But I'm really afraid and being driven crazy. I've had a deep distrust of doctors and the medical establishment as a whole for a long time and this has got me making appointments and going through all the hoops. Hoping something good will come out of all that.
Ironically I tried for a long time to get in tune with my body, and now I'm too aware of it all. I was scared at first this was cancer or something.. But its looking like that's not the case.. Small miracles right? I'm not getting much real support from my family. And there's nobody better to talk to than all the Globus ensared souls out there. How do you all get to sleep? Anything meant to relax muscles makes it worse and impossible not fixate on. I'm just at a loss. Thanks for even reading this and any advice would be highly appreciated.
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