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Hey globus sufferers 😃
I started suffering with globus after a bout of tonsillitis and a course of antibiotics. It was HORRIBLE. I feel everyone's pain here, trust me. It felt like I had a golf ball in my throat all the time, it was relentless. I had it for about 4-6 months all told. I saw ENT specialists - I tried omeprazole because it was felt I likely had silent reflux. Certainly, I do get a coating on my tongue in the mornings and I do have a hernia, though I don't suffer with any other symptoms of acid reflux.
Suffice to say, nothing worked. I kept reading online that it could be caused by stress since there is technically nothing in your throat, it's just a 'sensation'. But I have been a very stressy, anxious individual all my life and never had anything like this before so I was sceptical.
I have no idea when and how globus stopped. I think I got so used to it and sadly felt I would have to accept it as a long term thing since I had no idea how to get rid of it. I don't think my stress levels changed as I didn't ever feel I was any more stressed than usual when it came on.
I do from time to time get the same sensation of something in my throat when I swallow. It does tend to come back now and then but NOT HALF as bad and only very temporarily and briefly. I have no idea if globus will come back with a vengeance. I truly hope it doesn't, but the fact that it did clear up for the most part has been encouraging.
I remember researching globus sensation and feeling depressed and despairing, and I remember reading so much negativity - so many people suffering with it for long periods of time and nobody able to provide positive experiences. I wanted to post here to give others some sort of hope that it can go away, temporarily or otherwise.
Love and hugs
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