Throat clearing

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i have OCD and have suffered greatly for 12 years my themes vary but the one i have now is body focused i get obsessive throat cleating and cant stop i do have silent reflux which is a contributing factor but it gets much much worse when i have a spike it all starts with "what if i cant stop clearing my throat"? im doing it all day long

i feel frustrated i know i have to accept it for it to stop but easier said than done any suggestions? thanks so much

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    I have the same, in fact I have many throat issues I'm constantly clearing my throat and now I seem to be having excess saliva and can't stop thinking 'm going to choke on it, I'm worried it's a serious illness or just my anxiety xx

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      hi! well i actually went to the ENT when this throat clearing started and I actually have silent reflux which contributes but without question this acts up when i am stressed i know a lot of it is OCD like right now i am ficused on every swallow

      and of course im starting to irritate my thriat cause i keep cleating it like every other minute i hate this

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