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I've been dealing with globus sensation for four years now. It all started when I was 18 and a senior in high school. I am 21 now and am still dealing with this every day. The night when it started I had a panic attack because it felt like I wasn't getting in enough air. It was the scariest night of my life. Ever since then, the sensation hasn't gone away. I went to the doctor when I first started feeling it and I broke down crying in her office. She said there was nothing wrong with my throat and suggested I see a psychiatrist. I have been on anxiety/depression medication for four years now all because of this dang feeling. They say that my anxiety is what causes the globus sensation but it is the GLOBUS THAT CAUSES MY ANXIETY. I have seen ENTs and specialists and had tubes pushed down my throat all to reveal nothing.
Every day I feel like I have to take very big breaths in order to get in enough air past this lump I feel in my throat. It seems to be more at the base of my throat where I feel it. My throat and mouth also frequently feel very dry and I feel the need to drink all the time to soothe it, but not even 2 minutes later my throat feels dry once again. I don't know what to do anymore. There's been periods of my life where it hasn't been my main focus, but it always comes back and I think is something I will have to deal with for the rest of my life.
It's very helpful to come on here and see there are others who understand the way that I am feeling. If any of you have any suggestions on what I can do to help relax or help my throat it would be much appreciated. I also sometimes get so frustrated and upset with this that I really feel like I just want to die. I want to beat this so badly and be happy. If someone can please help me get some hope back in my life that would be much appreciated also.
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