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I was diagnosed with globus back in Nov 2013. It is now April 2014 and I am 95% better.
Unlike most people, it was affecting my swallowing so bad I had to go on a liquid diet for a while. I had a very difficult time swallowing dry stuff. I believe my globus was triggered by 2 serious choking episodes in the past year. I had alot of anxiety over eating. Ironically, the more anxious I got ,the worse the globus got. Other than having trouble swallowing, it felt like either something was stuck in my throat and/or someone had their hands around my neck and was squeezing. I would never ever eat socially, only when I was alone and could concentrate. Even drinking a Coke was tough. I remember going to an event and only managing a few sips of Coke and my throat tightening. I was really limited to what I could eat. Anything dry or with lots of fibers was out. It was really limiting. I even started pureeing things, but even the little fiber bits caused my throat to tighten.
Once I got my diagnosis, I focused on just doing things that made me happy and living on meal replacement drinks for a while. Things slowly improved. Things really turned around when I went and visited a neighboring city 3 times in a month. It was something I had been wanting to do forever and felt 'stuck'. I believe making that trip got me 'unstuck' mentally and with my throat as well. I had just 1 night away from my kids and noticed things really improved from then on.
I still am kind of afraid of choking, so I eat carefully, but I can pretty much anything now, even toast or popcorn which were previously impossible. I still don't eat celery, as this previously triggered my globus. Eating that triggers worries about those fibers getting stuck in my throat.
Just wanted to post my story to let other globus sufferers know there is hope. Hang in there!
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