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I put the sensation aside for months, thought it was probably nothing. Then as time went on I consulted my GP. He advised me to gargle with aspirin despite my saying it wasnt causing pain or soreness. Then I started to think myself that it was maybe a psychological thing. It comes and goes, some days I don't feel it at all, some days it is quite pronounced. Sometimes I really worried, gargled with Listerine. Then I started linking it with days of particular stress or days of particular introspection. I have a stressful job. Last year I lost a close colleague, my mother,father, and my mother in law, all within 4 months. I have been quite ruminative since, more aware of my own mortality since these bereavements. I have thought about death and dying very frequently since. I am not a hypochondriacal person usually,never went to the GP. I was embarrassed when I went back this week and the GP diagnosed Globus Hystericus, I apologised for wasting his time. But at the time it was a very real sensation. As I said at the time, when it comes to lumps one shouldn't ignore them. When he showed me the globus site and all the stuff about stress and inordinate introspection came up I just thought 'bingo'. He has referred me to ENT but I haven't been troubled by the lump since. I still feel embarassed, but felt I needed to send this for others to gain reassurance. It might get rid of their lumps too!
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