Tight throat sufferer

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I have been reading everyone's posts, dont know if everyone is still dealing with issues. I suffer from severe anxiety, occasionally panic attacks, high blood pressure, some depression though seasonal. I've had this lump feeling off and on in my throat for many years. wondering what everyone is doing for it now. mine is going on 3 wks nonstop.

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    Hello there, im really sorry your going through this right now. I know there is nothing i can say to make the lump feeling go away! But your not alone! I had the tight throat feeling for around 4 months and it took over my life. Luckily i havent had it for ages when it does come on now its only for a few hours rather then months. I started taking citalopram and it seemed to calm my anxiety and take away the feeling! I also did CBT therapy which was good to talk to someone. Jade.

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    hey!! ive had it on and off for about 3 months now i actually went to a and e cause i got so scared it gave me a panic attack ive never suffered with anxiety so when doctors told me it was because of anxiety i didnt beleave them they gave me anti depressents sertealine i think thats how uts spelt but it made me feel so ill i never took it again im just wondering if anxiety is the real cause i feel it is due to food or maybe teech nows pr ears there has to be some sort of lump it cant just be in our heads i refuse to beleave that and as they have no cure and many ghing that they think may cause it they clearly cant me sure at the doctor or hospital either i have another appointment on tuesday where exspect i wont gwt any answers but i fond gargaling water helps and neck stretching and massaging may releave it a bit xxx

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    i understand how you feel, i went to a & e a couple of times and to the doctors several times because of this. when they told me it was anxiety i just couldnt believe anxiety was causing this horrible physical feeling. However in my case the anxiety medication and the counselling has worked and now im in a better place mentally the throat feeling has gone. So as hard as it is to believe at the time it turns out the doctors were right! x

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      oh it worked for you that is great news!! ive started talking therapy but the anti depressants just make me so ill like my body cant handle them i was sweating like loads i was being aick for hours my body was twitching it was horible im actually scared to try anything else!! they said mine might be silent acid relux but im not sure mines gone at the moment but it pops back everyday maybe twice a day its not as bad as it was before thats for sure maybe time is the cure lol maybe we all have or so sometting similar that causes it or maybe i just over think lol xxx

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    Omg what your writing it could literally be me writing it! They also said silent acid reflux for me which it could of been a mix of that and anxiety! And sertraline was the first anxiety tablet they put me on i took one in the evening and i had terrible side affects i felt drunk and sick and then i woke in the night sweating and my arm was twitching uncontrollably and it freaked me right out i never took another again lol! The doctor said i didnt give it enough time but i didnt care no way was i taking another! However Citalopram has given me no side affects what so ever and i can say they have definitely helped me.. maybe give them a go? xx

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      oh wow at least im not the only one that reacted like that my doctor also said to give them more time but i couldnt move so my children would suffer yeah i might try them ones you mentioned im just worried it might happen again!! also i read some where that geographical tongue or burning Tongue could also be related to globus do you have this like raised or patchy tongue?? xx

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      I've wondered about silent reflux, I do have a lot of stom problems, I take zantac. I just dont think mine feels like a lump it literally feels like something is rubbing on the back of my throat just sitting here. I definitely obsess over it though it has me in a constant panic. I cough and clear my throat a lot too. I'm also on cymbalta but that doesn't really help. I'm just sick of this. I had it last year for months then one day it was gone. how does it just stop after months, who knows.

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    yeah i totally get that your worried i was to but theyre nothing like sertraline were.. No i dont have any thing like that on my tongue .. i wonder if that could be part of silent acid too! xx

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    i might talk to the doctor if it carrys on its so annoying now some days r worse than others i just keep thinking of loads of stiff it can be xx

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    honestly it took over my life mine weren't so much a lump feeling but more a feeling of really tight throat like as if someone had their hands around my throat all the time squeezing it but obviously they weren't! i only has to lean back against the sofa and just leaning on my back would bring it on! i was just thinking the absolute worst and googling so much! So i no its really hard to to but try not to obsess over it because i swear it made it worse when i sat wondering and thinking about it! Also i didnt trust the doctor i thought they were missing something and i was never happy with it being 'globus' but turns out it was and i just should of listened and not let it take over! if i think about it enough i can bring the feeling on!!

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      yeah maybe it is just in my head i just feel a little silly that its not something real and yeah thats how mine felt like my throat was closing and i needed to put my head back and open my mouth wide just to get some air but i could breath fine lol xx

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    thanks for everyone's reply. I am on cymbalta and I take xanax for my anxiety, I dont know what I'd do without xanax It literally saves my life.

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