Phobias

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I have aniexty so bad lately.. mostly to do with my heart.. had the doctor check for every thing possible.. got sick last week and was hard to breath.. out of nowhere I'll choke then start gasping for air.. go to drink something goes down wrong pipe I gasp for air.. was sleeping a few nights back woke up gasping for air.. can't eat or drink cause I'm afraid I will choke.. I have trouble swallowing and I'm afraid my throats will close.. been to doctors she assures me this is not gonna happen but I'm not convinced.. went to ENT and he put a scope down my nose to throats and didn't say anything was wrong .. I worry constantly about this that's I'm gonna suffocate or that I'll stop breathing.. I feel a knot in my throats everything gets stuck.. ugh this is torture.. anyone else????

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    Feeling a knot in throat is a very common anxiety symptom. I'm sure that probably doesn't help much, but just know that you're not alone with it and that it is just your mind tricking you.

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      Honestly the only way to really help yourself is to make yourself face your fear.. You have been told you're okay, now you need to push your body to believe it. Eat something small and show yourself that you're okay.. Once your body realizes you're not scared, the symptom will completely go away.

      Maybe start with something like yogurt or applesauce, then have eggs or something soft. I think that way it would calm you a bit knowing that there really isn't any chunks to get stuck or anything

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      I'm so sorry you've been dealing with this symptom, Rose. It is quite common for anxiety sufferers to have problems swallowing. Sometimes the mouth will dry out to the point where you need water to swallow, and other times you'll feel a little lump in your throat. This is very common, but it's still awful to deal with. My suggestion would be to drink as much water throughout the day as you can, and try your best to eat soft foods and snacks. Anxiety will take a lot out of you...so be sure to refuel your body when possible. This will pass in time. I promise. smile 

      Hugs xxx 

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