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Hi. I am a woman and only 19 years old. I have never had health problems. My parents haven't either, neither did my grandparents. I have been smoking for the past few years tho, but stopped since I started experience these weird feelings.
About a week ago, after a big meal I started feeling like I had something in my throat. I got really panicked and tried coughing it, my friends tried calming me but nothing worked. I went to bed that night really afraid that I might have something bad, because it also made it hard for me to breath.
After that experience, every time I ate something I got the same feeling of a lump in my throat. It got really hard for me to swallow, I feel like the food isn't going down my throat and it scares me that I might choke, so for a few days I only drank liquids. Then, because I was not eating, I started having a burning sensation starting from the middle of my chest up to my mouth that I believe to be acid reflux because I sometimes do experience heartburn due to it.
I went to the doctor and she told me my throat is a bit red and that I have some mucus built up there, but that she cannot tell me anything more due to my lack of symptoms. I tried treating it with teas, gargles, humidifiers and even mucinex, I feel like the mucus started getting better but I still have the globus sensation after eating.
The worst thing is that it makes me really afraid that I might have something really bad, everybody here knows that this sensation could be the symptom of some worse things.. Also I currently moved away for University and am an Ocean away from my family, which does not make it better. But in 3 weeks I finish my semester and am going back for summer so I am looking forward to that.
Please, if anybody has some tips to make this better, I will appreciate anything. The last week has been a nightmare for me, eating stresses me out and I have been crying so much because I am scared and confused. I do not know if I should go take some other tests just to make sure that I do not have anything else. What do you say?
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