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Hello, has anyone ever had the following symptoms? My throat feels tight like it's going to close up. It basically feels like I have a lump in it. I feel I can't breath properly and that something is lose or rubbing inside my throat Rolling Eyes I can't sleep at night and I find it hard to eat and sometimes i'll panic about it and it'll get worse. I'm sure somethings wrong and it's making me feel really scared. Thanks
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replied May 2nd, 2004
Hi there! I had your same symptoms after suffering from persistent sore throats for the past 9 months.My doctor told me that I had swollen tonsils and that my lymph nodes in my neck were swollen and that it was being felt in my throat as well.She said not to worry about the lymph node swelling that it was just my body dealing with the throat problems and it would go down in time.She said if my tonsils stayed swollen that I would have to get them out. You can check and see if it is your tonsils by shining a flashlight into your throat. If you can see swollen lumps on each side of your throat that is your tonsils swollen. I have trouble eating and breathing because of it also. It seems if I obsess over it it gets worse. You need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist and have him look at it. You can ask your doctor for a referral to one. Let me know what they say.In the meantime, know that you are not alone.It helps me to know that others out there have my same problem. Wink
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replied February 18th, 2012
Same here a feelinmg like my throat will close up a tight feeling severe ear and neck pain. Went to the ER and found out I have a enlarged Thyroid and am seeing a Dr. in a3 days. Had a Biopsy last year and all was fine now I have to have another one. This problem is keeping me from sleeping and when I eat I take small bites for fear I will choke I hope they do something soon as I am miserable...
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replied February 23rd, 2012
Have any of you tried an albuterol inhaler or breathing treatment. It is for bronchial asthma, but it will open the throat rather well. May reduce the tightness/swelling that is causing the closing sensation. I have breathing/throat problems off and on and it works for me.
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replied May 2nd, 2004
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Throat Tightness
Have you seen a doctor. I would see an ent or a endocronologist. Maybe your thyroid is enlarged. I would see a doctor asap. Wink
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replied May 5th, 2004
Thanks For Reply -new Problems
Thanks for replying. I had a blood test for thyroid and that's o.K and i'm going to see a ent specialist. Unfortunately though I have a new problem. This morning I felt short of breath so I coughed fairly hard. I also have a cold so I was sneezing hard too. After I had coughed I noticed a lump feeling in the bottom of my throat and that's when this new hell started. It's sharp pains all the way from my throat to my tummy. It feels like there's a bone in my throat and when ever I swallow anything it's very painful. I cannot breath in either with out a sharp pain. Also I feel like I want to burp but I cannot because if I do the pain is unbeleivable. I can't do anything with this pain in my throat, it hurts so bad I cannot even lie down , anyone have any ideas? Thank you Sad
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replied April 14th, 2014
I have had the same exact problem years ago. It was purely from stress. Have you noticed that the symptoms are worse when you are stressed ? It could very well be anxiety.
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replied December 30th, 2004
Lump In Throat And Pain All the Way to Tummy
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Hi
just wondering how you are doing with the symptoms you had in may and if you found any help.
I too have suffered with same symptoms for a year and a half now...It get's worse when I think and worry about it.
I have had upper endosc, thyroid check, throat exray, barium swallow and saw an ent several times with no results...
Let me know how you are?
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replied January 11th, 2005
Feeling of Being Strangled
I've had the feeling of being strangled for 5 days now. It's as though somebody is squeezing my throat. I searched on the internet and found an interesting article. It certainly reassured me. Perhaps it might help you as well.
cricopharyngeal spasm

information for patients with a lump in the throat sensation

causes
this syndrome results from a spasm in the cricopharyngeus muscle. It is a self limiting disorder that will resolve on its own. The symptoms are so characteristic that as soon as a patient tells me they have a lump in the throat, I can usually describe all of their symptoms to them.

Symptoms
lump in the throat sensation
feels like a golf ball, tennis ball ... Is stuck in my throat
feels like my tie is too tight
feel like I am being strangled
my throat feels swollen
the symptoms can be mimicked by pushing on the cartilage in the neck just below the adams apple.
The lump comes and goes depending on the day.
Symptoms are usually best in the am and worse later in the day
stress aggravates the symptoms.
Saliva is difficult to swallow yet food is easy to swallow.
Eating, in fact, often makes the tightness go away for a time.
The symptoms are similar to getting choked up at a wedding or a funeral.

Physiology 101
there are two valves in the esophagus or swallowing tube. The are normally contracted and they relax when you swallow so that food can pass through them going to the stomach. They then squeeze closed again to prevent regurgitation of the stomach contents. If the normal contraction becomes a spasm, like a charlie horse of the calf muscle, these symptoms start. Stress often makes these spasms much worse. Many people have experienced neck tightness when stressed and this is similar. Even if not caused by stress, stress will make the spasm much worse.


A management program
an exam of the neck and throat is extemely important to eliminate serious problems. In fact, it enters most peoples minds that a lump in the throat might be a cancer. In practice, real lumps in the throat, such as a cancer are not felt. It is one of the reasons that a cancer can get so big before it is discovered. It probably is fortunate that we don't have great sensation in the throat as we would then feel every particle of food, with every meal as it travels down the throat. So lacking great sensation in the throat, problems are a little mysterious there.


Unfortunately, many physicians are not familiar with how symptomatic a cricopharyngeal spasm can be and I often see patients who have been extensively tested with barium swallows, esophageal endoscopies, ph testing, ct scans, xrays, mri scans and they all come back normal or possibly with some finding that is completely unrelated to the lump in the throat sensation. Really, just a good exam of the throat, voice box and neck is all that is necessary and it is sufficient as well. You should know the following:

just knowing the tightness is not a sign of cancer frequently helps relieve the discomfort.
You will get better. Often improvement is over several weeks or even a few months, but occurs once one knows what the problem is.
Warm fluids should comfort the throat. Consider a cup of warm tea when the lump is bothersome.
If stress lets up, the symptoms improve. Think about what stress might be making this lump worse.
Muscle relaxants, such as valium, would be a good treatment, except for their addictive properties.
Medication
i sometimes dispense several valium (perhaps 4) as a test to prove the symptoms are from muscle spasms. I recommend taking one of the valium on a weekend, when being alert is not important. When the lump occurs, one takes the valium. Within an hour, there should be significant improvement in the lump sensation. If the symptoms improve after taking the muscle relaxant, then the symptoms are reasonably from a muscle spasm. Again, the knowledge that a muscle relaxant makes a lump disappear can help confirm that the cause of the lump is from a muscle and not an actual lump.
I have also tried injections with a local anesthetic, often with good, but temporary results. It does help to confirm in the patients mind, there is the possibility of relief.
If a local anesthetic injections helps, I have with inconsistent results injected botulinum toxin into the cricopharyngeus muscle, sometimes with prolonged relief.

Benefits
the symptoms go away.
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replied October 6th, 2011
thnx buddy for your post.i have been feeling the same symptoms from last few days and was manupulating several other life threatning diseases. your post wil help me a lot in my improvement.
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replied October 6th, 2011
Hello, I have finally found something online that has just about 100% described my syptoms. Is there really nothing that I can do to make this go away for good?

DAns
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replied October 14th, 2011
Thank you so much for explaining this so well. Ihave had it fr the first time all week this week and my doctor thinks it might be an allergy. But anti-histamine is not helping. I think it could be stress-related as I am a worry-wart. I do have some reflux issues and am in my 50s which they tell me is a common age for such symptoms. Have had some blood tests done today so will see what the results show on Monday.
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replied December 22nd, 2011
Hey for this symptom would a make a person spit more then they usually Do,
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replied June 3rd, 2012
Cricopharyngeal Spasm---please help
Hi,
Your description matches how I've been feeling for about 6 weeks. I'm panicked that I have ALS...is there any way to rule out the ALS? Would relief with the use of a muscle relaxant or valium confirm the Cricopharyngeal spasm? Any other advice?
I've been to an ENT who performed a scope and found no lumps, lesions or muscle weakness in my throat.
Why wouldn't he have suggested this diagnosis?
Many Thanks! C
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replied April 11th, 2013
I have been reading this forum for a little while now, and have finally decided to reply.
I too am a sufferer of the same thing. Daily and nightly. Sometimes I don't feel it at all for most of the day, then it comes out of nowhere. Sometimes I don't notice it for a few weeks. But lately it's daily/nightly. I suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, back and neck tenseness, and even asthma. This all feels like it could be related to whatever this throat tightness is. But I do know the difference between all the things I suffer from and their symptoms, and they are all related to each other in some way. I tend to feel mine is more of a closing feeling. Like my airway is being closed off and breathing suppressed. I have used my albuterol inhaler during times of this sensation, it doesn't make a difference, I have taken muscle relaxer for it, which i've noticed does help. So that leads me to believe that this is surely a muscle thing.

Sometimes, at night when this happens, i get so scared, that i too feel like I am going to faint, I have to keep forcing myself to breathe, as if my body wont breathe on its own, even though our bodies naturally do, that's what it feels like.

I smoke and have asthma (stupid- i know) And I sometimes wonder if its that too. It's very well it could be. But this is what I think happens in order:

Our back/neck gets tense (stress)
Our throat starts to get that tight sensation in it
Our anxiety/panic kicks in 2x
Our breathing gets/feels shallow
We start to feel like we are going to die...
because this is both a physical thing and a mental thing, it can make us feel like we are dying. I don't know what they would call "throat tightness" I guess it's just that. No diagnosis for this specific issue we are all facing. I just wonder if any one of you that have posted since 2005 have found anything out, or have overcome it. I plan to start seeing a chiropractor, ENT specialist for starters and see where it goes from there. I will keep you all updated in my journey/experience through this. And if anyone has questions for me, or just needs someone else to talk to about this problem, feel free to reply to me here, and we can correspond more. Smile
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replied June 16th, 2013
Good luck with this I have a very similar problem for past few years would be interested to see how you get on. I think stress has a lot to answer for.
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replied June 16th, 2013
Thank you for posting this very interesting information. I feel like you wrote it about me. Would appreciate if you have any updates on this issue.
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replied January 13th, 2014
I have also suffered with throat constriction for about 10 years. My gastroenterologist finally had an idea to send me to a neurologist who ordered a high powered MRI of my brain. They found that I have a vascular loop touching my throat nerve. When my heart rate goes up,my condition worsens. The actual diagnosis is Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia or GPN.

What helps me are medications that control blood pressure and anxiety. I also take a daily reflux med since they saw redness in my throat. Without it, my condition worsens. The head of ghetto neurology department at a well respected Houston area hospital says that the condition will worsen until I start experiencing swallowing problems. The fix us a brain surgery procedure called MVD (micro vascular decompression). I'm just too scared to do go through with it at this time. Ask your doctor to check on this so you can make sure this isn't the problem. I hope this helps.
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replied January 13th, 2014
Ghetto was an apple auto correct and not what I meant to type. Insert "the" in its place.
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replied September 18th, 2014
rhinosboyz, I am just wondering how you are doing now. I've had severe throat spasms since February and I wonder if there isn't a neurological cause, because I also suffer with left-sided headache (hemicrania continua). It is all too much, but I am interested in whether or not blood pressure meds like Inderal might help the throat spasm-pain (they also use it allot of migraines). I call it pain, although it is really more like the most intense pressure sensation, when it is as its worst---usually in the late pm and bedtime hours. Thank goodness I have some heavy pain medication for the headache, which is hard enough to deal with. Now this.

Hope you're doing better these days, and I know the MVD would be a big step for you to take. I would go through with it if I were you, hopefully you have allot of support or enough support to get through this. I know it's easier said than done.
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replied October 6th, 2014
Thanks for your post. It really helped a lot. I wanted to add that rubbing peppermint oil on my hands and breathing in the fumes gives me instant relief.
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replied October 6th, 2014
Thanks for your post. It really helped a lot. I wanted to add that rubbing peppermint oil on my hands and breathing in the fumes gives me instant relief.
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replied January 11th, 2005
Sweetie Pie Lump In Throat
Thank you so much for the good info you sent me. It is such a scarey thing. I do hope yours goes away quickly and doesn't hang on for a long time like mine has.
Again, thanks so much...It is nice to know others care and understand.
Vickid
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replied June 3rd, 2005
Neck Spasms And Lump In Throat
Hi--i'm going through the same thing with feeling like something in my throat. I've had endoscopy, barium swallow this week (showed normal) been on acifphex for acid reflux (no help). Never a burning, just a thickness-like that doesn't loosen up. It hurts when I swallow almost like it's sore just below where an adam's apple would be. I read where a gal had gone to a chiropractor for some adjustments and she has been lump free for 3 mohths. I can't believe this is acid reflux as everyone has said. I'm starting this week on getting massages and get off this medicine that's not helping anyway. Mine started after a severe cough. Does anyone that has this have upper back or shoulder tightness? I'm just trying to see if there's a connection. Keep in touch--we'll figure this out. Donna
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replied September 28th, 2011
pressure and tightness in the throat and chest
Hi I've had Gerd for close to 20 years. More recently I have went off Protonix and changed to an over the counter.(No prescription coverage). In the past I have had 3 scopes one finding that I have Gerd. The other finding I have Barretts Esophugus with a small hiatel hernia. The protonix worked great for a long time but then my husband was laid off from work. I could not afford 180.00 a month on acid reflux medications.
I went on a medication that apparently did not help at all even with drinking water I would even have heart burn problems. More recently over the last week I have been going to bed. Almost the second I lay down, I get tightness in my chest it feels like I have a lot of weight on top of my lower neck and upper chest. and it is difficult to breath. This then sends me into a panic attack. Im scared at this point because of the restricted breathing. Im just wondering if anyone has an idea of whats going on.
Also I have been getting allergies to foods that I've ate my whole life. Bananas, shrimp, peanuts, sunflower seeds and almonds just within the last 2 years. My throat swells and I can hardly breath.
Thank you,
Julie
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replied December 5th, 2011
Jewel, I have a lot of these symptoms described here. I actually just had an episode and that is what provoked me to get on here. Some background I am recently separated from the military with one deployment. I have ETSd and I have been concerned about these problems for a while.
I will have a shortness of breath and tightness in my throat and on occasion a lump in my throat that can be described exactly as putting pressure under my adams apple. What I noticed about your post was you were saying you have been having allergic reactions to food that you have eaten your whole life. Me too. I was tested though for every environmental and food test they could do. 125 pricks in my back and found nothing. The first time it happened I swelled up everywhere and went to ER because it was so bad. Since then I would always break out in hives all over my body for no reason. They gave me some meds Loratadine in the morning and cetirizine at bedtime they control the hives if I take them regularly. I was wondering if you have the hives and such and all these same symptoms I do? Have you been tested and confirmed to actually have an allergic reaction to these foods? I thought that too until I was tested but something is just not adding up. I also had chest pains and they said I had palyipitations and pvcs. I am 23 yrs old and I thought was in decent shape. If you have anymore information to offer please let me know!
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replied January 6th, 2012
Hi Julie. If there is any consolation, you are not alone. My gastrologist recommended bed blocks- to elevate the head part of the bed. It helps a little. Also try Gaviscon over the counter.
I never had allergies to anything in my life. Now I can hardly eat, I have a tight feeling in my throat. My husband thinks its all in my head, but I have this feeling even if I don't know what ingridients are in this particular food. But I can look later (when my throat closing, right..) and see, for example, that there is a cinnamon, or oregano, or some peanuts there. Again, I never ever had any allergies in my life. Amazingly so, I never break out in hives. It goes straight to my throat... And more so.. I never know what is the next ingridient that will cause my throat to close..Sad
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replied January 12th, 2012
Jewel,
I was on this site to help me with a sore neck I have been suffering after I sneeze and then I saw your post. This may surprise you, but I once was on Protonix too, extreme tightness in chest and on left side. Thought I had had a heart attack, but just severe reflux and was put on Protonix. After about a month my chriopractor recommended I try apple cider vinegar instead since he is more into nature's remedy, either drink or tablet form. Since it is acidic, I asked him why I would try that for an acid reflux problem. His view is that it would tell the stomach to stop creating so much acid and therefore calm the reflux. Well I tried some tablets from Wholefoods (Nature's Life Applie Cider Vinegar, 250mg/35% Acetic Acid). It cost me $12 for 100 tablets. My reflux condition (all tightness on my chest and sides) gone after 2-3 days. Been using ever since. Shocked me and I have recommended this to others; and they have had similar success. Good Luck.
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replied June 3rd, 2005
Throat Tightness
Jean--one more thing that may ease your mind since i've been dealing with this for 3 months now. Don't panic--your throat will not close up. Try doing some neck stretches and get a sore throat lozenge. That helped me. I had panic attacks at first thinking this was the end of me. It is amazing reading about so many people with the same thing (through google and yahoo).
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replied June 7th, 2005
Throat Tightness
Hello donnako
i have been struggling with throat problems for two years now....I too had upper endos./barium swallow and also saw a chiropractor for one year....Tests were normal and chirop. Didn't help much.
Yes, I too have problems with tension and tightness in my neck.
I also have suffered with chronic tonisilitus and pus nodules in my tonisils since I was a small girl. In may I had my tonsils removed. Worst surgery I ever had. I am older and it is true what they say...It is a very hard operation on older people. I was not prepared for the pain afterward. I ended up loosing 15 lbs in 7 days and ended up back in hospital. I am doing better now, still have a sore throat and discomfort from all the cauteriztion, but glad its over and to be rid of the tonisls....I cannot tell yet about the tightness as I have been in so much pain and weakness.
Anyway, how are you doing with your problem, and how long has it been a problem?
Regard
vikidi
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replied June 8th, 2005
Throat Tightness
Hi vicki--i hope I am responding right, i'm still tryng to figure out some of these forums and how they work!!. I have felt really bad the last few days. When I lay down at night, I feel like my esophagus is closing up on me. My throat hurts way down by the adams apple, all day every day, almost like it's been strained. Tightness still there, should have went for another massage. Was your throat problems due to your tonsils or did you have them removed just to see. I have been dealing with this for over 3 months. It use to be loose in my throat and now it's tight and nothing comesup. This all came on after a bad cough. Have you had the ct scan in the neck yet? I think that's what i'm doing next but really feel like my gi doc is no help at all, been dealing mostly with the allergist. Good luck, keep in touch were your upper shoulders tight?
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replied June 9th, 2005
Throat
:( hi donnako
so sorry to hear you haven't felt good. I do know how that is....I suffered with the same thing for two years...I too went to a gastro doc who did an endoscopy.....Which was ok....Then I had a barium swallow and xray of throat and thyroid...All normal. I finally went to an ent...Ear/nose/throat doc and he found nothing unusual....After a year with him and lifetime infections in my tonsils, I had them removed.....What a difficult operation!!
I would suggest that you see an ent....My gastro doc did little for me either...
If you would like to email me rather than post for all to see let me know. I would be glad to correspond with you.
Also, you might try relaxation tapes....My family doc did say that some people get spasms of the esophagus due to stress.
Hope you feel better today.
Sincerely
viki
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replied June 10th, 2005
Throat Tightness
Lsomeone told me tonight that every health problem they had was due to bad eating habits. After losing 40 pounds on atkins, his hearburn went away and a pain in his leg that no doctor was able to find a cure for. I'm ready to get off all the sugars i'm eating and give it a few weeks and see if it helps. I keep reading about everyone (including me) trying more and more medicine and not changing the diet. I guess it's worth a try.
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replied June 19th, 2005
Tight Throat
I have got the same problem it feels like your throat is closing in, I got told from a doctor that its acid reflux, but i've found it hard not to think that it could be something more seriouse, but at the end of the day you have to tell youeself that your thraot will not close up, although this is extremely hard to believe, its nice to know that im not the only one with the problem, I hope I have helped, please reply
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replied June 19th, 2005
Tightness In Throat
I am so thankful that I found this site. I have had an ache in my throat for a few days. I read the post about it being a spasm. Those symptoms described exactly how I feel. Like I am getting choked up at a wedding or happy or sad occasion. When I tell myself to relax, it goes away. It has to be that spasm. I was so scared I had something serious. Hopefully I will be able to relax and it will go away.
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replied June 19th, 2005
Tight Throat
Mop4me and dazz--your lucky if your's goes away. I have had every test under the sun, I now have hooked up with an aggressive ent and he's a plastic surgeon (someone recommended him) and he has tested me for fungus in the throat. Will find out next tuesday, in the meantime he put me on nyastatin, nose sprays, acid reflux medicine (even though he sees no signs of it) and a muscle relaxer in case it's a pharyngeal spasm. He wants me to come back in two weeks and do a full sinus ct scan. Why he didn't do it at first, I do not know. I've only been on the meds a few days, not a whole lot of diff yet. But my throat constantly feels like I have something I can't swallow in it, I feel it get tight around my neck and almost (lately) like my neck is twitching. Just wanted to know, have either of you had any upper back pain around the shoulder/neck area? I'm sure I feel like it's related to this. Mine came on after a bad cough. Donna
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replied December 27th, 2011
throat tightness
Hi, I know what Im reading is very old posts. But, Im wondering if anyone got over this? Or what was the cause. Ive been dealing with the same symptoms for around 2 months now. First they gave me antibiotics for strept throat, that didnt help. Then I was told I had an ear infection, took antibiotics, that didnt help either. A couple nights now, Ive almost been in tears because of it. I just want to know how to fix it. Its so scary, I actually get sweaty, and feel like not enough air is getting in. I thought I was going to faint one time.Its like someone is squeezing my throat. But its weird, because somedays I can go hours where it feels absolutely normal. But, I have noticed when it gets bad, I too have tension in my upper back and shoulder areas.Another thing I noticed lately, is when I swollow, I have like a "clicking" noise around where my adams apple is. Ive been told its probably acid reflux, but I dont believe it. Ive been on meds for 1.5 weeks with no help. Any more help will be so greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance,
Sep.
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replied January 4th, 2012
Tightness in throat
Hey Sep-
I was reading this very old post and noticed, hey! This response is current! There is someone out there suffering like me! I have had this prob since Sept and I've had all the tests under the sun. I'm starting to get very discouraged that no one is going to find the answer. Mine started as diagnosed strep throat and after antibiotics and steriods it never went away. I was also put on acid reflux meds but never bought the diagnosis and after developing probs with my stomach and bms docs took me off of them. I am going to my 3rd ENT tomorrow. I hope I can get some form of treatment. I would love to email you if you want to talk farther about this. It's nice to know there is someone else out there suffering from the same problem!!!! Maybe we can share notes or offer some encouragement. Crystal
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replied February 6th, 2012
omg - I have had the same thing since about June 2011. It started off just every now and again, I thought I was developing Asthma or something. Just recently, its been getting progressivly worse. I'm sitting here now thinking that someone is choking me! I'm gonna go to the doctors tomorrow. I'm thinking it must be stress related....
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replied January 4th, 2012
Tightness in throat
Hey Sep-
I was reading this very old post and noticed, hey! This response is current! There is someone out there suffering like me! I have had this prob since Sept and I've had all the tests under the sun. I'm starting to get very discouraged that no one is going to find the answer. Mine started as diagnosed strep throat and after antibiotics and steriods it never went away. I was also put on acid reflux meds but never bought the diagnosis and after developing probs with my stomach and bms docs took me off of them. I am going to my 3rd ENT tomorrow. I hope I can get some form of treatment. I would love to email you if you want to talk farther about this. It's nice to know there is someone else out there suffering from the same problem!!!! Maybe we can share notes or offer some encouragement. Crystal
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replied June 19th, 2005
Throat Tightness
Donna
mine started right after I had walking pneumonia. It started with a dry, hot feeling in my throat. Then this tightness started. I think the tightness started because I was so worried about the hot feeling. I suffer a lot from anxiety, so I am prone to think it is related to my mind. I do also have pain in my neck alot. Why do you think it is related to the neck. Sounds interesting.
Janet
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replied June 19th, 2005
Throat Tightness
Janet--i think if the muscles are tight around the neck it can give you a choking sensation. My chiro looked at some x-rays I brought him last week and said I had some definite rotation in my upper vertabraes. He has already helped me with a mid-back spasm a few months ago. Doesn't it seem weird this comes on after something else? My 4 months ordeal and doctors and tests is too long to go into on the forum but i'm really anxious to see about the fungus test results. I had a live blood cell analysis done and it showed I was high on fungus and parasites. If you have aol we can im each other. If not feel free to e-mail me. I'll be back on-line after while. Donna
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replied June 30th, 2005
Throat Tightness
I know this thread is a little old but am still hoping maybe someone can help me.Im desperate.

I have been having this really awful same tightness in my throat-but it feels from the outside.No pain on the inside of my throat...It feels as if a muscle has been pulled crazy tight from my jaw to my collarbone straight down the centre and im being strangled.

Its hard to breathe and doctors really cant shed any light on it.Im going in for a upper endo in a month and seeing a ent specialist.Its starting to drive me crazy.

Im not sure if this is at all relavent but ive also been having a really heavy swollen feeling in my head and bad blocked feeling in my ears(as if I just got off a plane)-it seems to make me a little bit vague...Ive had a ct scan which has ruled out anything serious in my brain.

Im so hoping someone can shed some light on this.I have alot of responsiblities in my life right now and being so sick every day is starting to have a major affect on everything and everyone in my life...
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replied June 30th, 2005
Throat Tightness
Ambi--look up the cricopharyngeal spasms. My ent said he sees it all the time. Seems to be after someone has been sick or had a cold. I also met a girl tonight that had it for a month because of a certain medication she was on. I've had every test under the sun done but no answers. This 3rd ent has put me on nose sprays and muscle relaxers. Helped for a little bit, but now going to ask him to get me on another muscle relaxer. Voicedoctor website has some info for you to read before you go to ent.
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replied August 6th, 2012
Hi i have read on here that Elavil is a muscle relaxant, but its a anti depressant...why wont they just say that??
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