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Hi everyone, I'm new here!
I amd 31, and have suffered from chronic anxiety for 15 years. I've had a variety of physical symptoms, the worst being Globus Hystericus, the lump in the throat feeling. This probably started 5 years ago or more, and was on and off. It seemed to come in times of anxiety more, and varied in intensity. There were times where it seemed to last for months, and was all I could think about. I realise now Ive learned to live with an almost constant pain.
I have done a lot of work on myself, therapy, mediation, lifestyle changes. I had some relief for months last year, and forgot all about it! Then recently it has come back with a vengeance. It really is debilitating. I tend to burp a lot when having these bouts, and get a burning sensation in my diaphragm, which I am guessing is acid at the bottom of my oesopheagus.
I honestly always assumed it was just anxiety causing all this, and that if I managed my anxiety it would go away. This idea just caused me more anxiety! And yes the anxiety does make it worse even if it is not the cause.
Recently I started losing my voice a lot, just from talking, and even from a few minutes, and especially from singing. (I make music for a living). I then googled a bit more about lump in the throat and hoarseness, and it came up with LPR! I have almost all of the symptoms, and it matches perfectly.
Does this sound more correct than Globus Hystericus?
I now am wondering what route to take, which is why I am asking your advice. Also, does it sound like i have diagnosed myself correctly? I am prepared to make drastic changes to get on top of this, and would rather aboid just symptomaic relief with drugs. I am wondering if I need to take omperazole, or similar? It sounds like they dont help many people. And also Gaviscon, could this help in the short term?
I have tried to get help from the doctor, and they have been useless. I cant even get reffered to an ENT. I might have to go private.
I'm not asking for a cure, as I know there isnt one. I think I am more looking for advice on my particular situation or any general help.....and any advice would be greatly appreciated
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