For the past 6 months, I have been suffering with throat problems. I think this is all down to anxiety but its extremely worrying all the same. I have been a heavy smoker and drinker up until 2 years ago when in decided I needed to improve my lifestyle a bit. Since then my health seems to have taken a nosedive.
My current problems are with my throat. I seem to feel like I constantly have to clear my throat. The problems I get are daily - up to 10 times a day or sometimes hardly at all. Its like a jolt out of nowhere. A feeling that my air supply has been cut off. It varies in intensity. If its really bad then can feel the jolt down my chest. If its mild its just a feeling in my throat where my breath seems to be cut off. Very hard to describe the feeling. The thing that doesnt help is that i'm constantly worrying about when or where it will happen. I'm currently on medication for anxiety as this is what my docs have put this down to but although this has helped with how I feel and given me a bit of a lift, the symptoms are still occurring and are just as bad.
:( hello everyone
i first posted on this site in 2004 with this tight throat problem...And here I am today still with the same problem
i too suffer with panic and anxiety and have most of my life.
I too get the feeling that I don't get enough air and I am choking. Right now I have a bad sore throat/cold and that really is scarey when you feel as tho you can't breathe.
I too feel as tho something is stuck, or someone is choking me. I take anti anxiety meds once in a while and it does seem to ease the problem but it doesn't go away. I have had all the tests, from xrays/thyroid/ct scan throat specialists, even had tonsils out and as an adult that is no fun! :cry:
:?: my mom went into the hospital last week when she experienced shaking, and a tightness feeling ( hard to breath). They said that her throat and thounge were swelling and that if she hadn't of gotten in then she would of died. They then assumed that it was a reaction to a back medication ( bought in a drug store). The flushed her system and gave her medication to bring her adrenalin down.. Blood pressure etc was all fine. ( she is on bp meds) then came home that night to only go back and be admitted cause it was swelling again. She was in 4 days.. And they tested all they said... And all test were good. She had another attack ( throat and tounge swelling) and said that she felt like there was something in the back of her throat. The dr's ( 4 in all) said they don't think it is a reaction/allgery now.. But not sure what :shock: :roll: .. And sent her home with a epi pen and the pills till next week when she goes to see her Dr. ( he was one of the 4) she hasn't had the throat/tounge swell so far ( thank god) but she says she sometimes feels the feeling coming on... And then she will take the pill and then it goes away.. Anexity was mentioned but she had never had anexity... And stress.. Well there is the every day stuff.. But after reading these posts.. Any comments would be appreciated..As it seems similar to what you's have been going through... Thanks so much :!:
Do any of you have jaw pain with your tight throat? I have been
diagnosed as having a calcified ligament under my jaw bone and
it causes the same syptoms as all of you have described. It is
very painful. The pain goes down into my neck and shoulder.
I've been taking my med for just over 2 weeks now for acid reflux. I can honestly say that the lump in my throat sensation hasn' t been anywhere near as bad as it was.
I still get a lot of shoulder and rib pain tho and have got a lump that is quiet hard on my sternum. Its the xiphoid part which apparently is a pointed bit of cartlidge.
I was told by the gp its a deformity related to mymetabolisem. Does anyone else have anything like this. I'm asuming its all connected and am currently awaiting an endoscope. Apparently ist quiet a common thing.
I would be keen to hear from others that have got symptoms like this or similar.
Great news that you are feeling better and that the symptoms are abating. I don't have the hard lump you describe (i think). I would be very interested to find out how you are after say 2 months though. I still have some symptoms (though not nearly as bad - say about 15% as much). It is now slightly annoying rather than distressing. :) i'm still inclined to burp alot :oops: . The doctor want's me to stop the meds in about a month.
Strangely I have a cold at present and while this was always accompanied by a sore throat in the past, this time I have none ???
I don't hear it as much now either. Very odd statement I know, but I was trying to work out how to explain this to the doctor and the best I could come up with was "if you rub your thumb up the hair behind the ear there is a certain sound made. Imagine this right inside your head (throat) and that is what I could hear maybe 4 times a day for a 2-3 second period. In the end I did not tell the doctor - I did not want him to think I was mad!
what will happen with u when u come of your medication. Will that be an end of it. What will the doc do if your symptoms come back.
My doc seems to b doing things differently. Like I say he's already refered me for an endoscope, and I have had bloods took to test me for the heli bactor virus. (i think to make sure i've not got an ulcer).
I must say I have felt alot better knowing that finally my doc took notice of what I was saying and didn't just put it all down to my anxiety. I think that has helped alot in relieving some of my symptoms. Hopefully i'll soon be more like my old self again.
I was at first told I had globlus hystericus due to anxiety. Its a horrid feeling of something stuck in your throat, my doc said if I gave it no credit it would eventually dissapear.
Easier said then done, cos the worse it felt the more I thought about it. The more I thought about it the worse it felt. It was a vicious cycle.
However I have since been diagnosed with reflux and since i've been on medication for the reflux I have noticed a big inprovement in the lump in my throat feeling. Its still there but I tend not to notice it as much.
Apparently the lump in your throat sensation is also a symptom of reflux. Have u been checked for reflux?
Maybe being on medication has helped because I feel something is being done for me who knows.
I am not sure if this is the right answer for you all but it helped me. For the past 2 years I have suffered with breathing problems and a tight feeling in my throat. I have been to the er many times and seen some of the best doctors. After running around in circls for months we have narrowed it down to anxiety. Currently I am on muscle relaxers which help me until they begin to wear off. Although I am not a fan of yoga I have started doing for the sake of learning how to controll my breathing. I will hopefully be able to start taking some type of medication for anxiety. I believe this problem is something that can be cured naturally through yoga and exercise. I am younge and don't want to be on medications for the rest of my life. I recommend talking to your doctors and trying something for anxiety.
Hope this helps!
Hi, i'm 23, f, and I suffer from very unpleasant case of post nasal drip, have had it for over 6 months now. I am quite positive that it developed due to my former excessive use of cocaine as I often had sinusitis and similar minor problems. Obviously due to this condition I ceased using the drug and also had to cut down on my smoking, which are probably the only good things that came out of it.
I have tried several standard procedures, e.G. Nasal sprays, nasal wash, anti-histamines, inhaling but nothing has really made any difference.
It feels all the time there is something in my throat so I have to cough all the time as if to clear my throat, my tonsils feel weird most of the time (tho not inflamed or particularly sore, just... Weird) and I can actually feel the mucus accumulating there. When I breathe deeply I can hear weird wheezy noises coming from my throat (not chest), from around the area where the cough comes from. These noises are really the most disturbing part of it, it's a little worse when I lie down like to go to sleep and lie on my back,it feels like if something was partially in the way of breathing and because I hear this strange noise I often can't go to sleep for hours.
I was just wondering if anyone on here knows anything about this or knows of similar experience and could therefore advice or at least offer some peace of mind that this is normal for this condition.
Is there any connection with pnd and later developing throat cancer?
I have not seen ent yet but will soon, i've been to ordinary doctors but they just prescribed me standard medicines mentioned above which failed to help so far.
Any advice or idea will be deeply appreciated!
Thanks a lot,
have you seen a ear, noes and throat doctor? A symptom of vocal cord dissfunction is making weird sounds when you breath. I am unsure about the mucus. I have just gathered this info. Through multiple doc. Visits. It is worth a try. Hope all works out. ~j
I have had the tight throat feeling for about 3 to 4 years. At first it was manageable and I could control it but then it became worse. It never felt like it was closing off, but I felt like I was going to choke/be sick. I can honestly say it is the most frightening, deadening feeling I have ever experienced. Sometimes I get the feeling even when i'm not nervous, like when i'm brushing my teeth/eating breakfast. It feels like mucas (sorry to use that word lol - I hate it) is always in my throat. I would go to the doctor, but its probably not to do with anything physical, its in the mind, anxiety is like a bad habit. Also, as I get scared around doctors because I worry the anxiety will 'show up' I could not go.
I just recently have had my throat feel real constricted right below my adams apple.. Throughout that region of my throat.. And its actually a little sore now after 2 days of it feeling like this but its not hurting to where I cant swallow or anything to that extreme... I did real good today almost didnt have one thought about it, but when nightfall comes I begin getting worse and fearsome.. I know its not going to close but its so uncomfortable feeling to wehre I just get frustrated b/c I wanna feel normal again.. I just today got me some xanax .5 only 15 to see if they help.. How did yall all get rid of this? Please tell me you did and that there is a way out of this.. B/c I feel like going insane.. I use to have panic attack 2 years it was.. And the longest ever.. I went to the er 3 times thinking I was diing.. And had to practice leaving comfort zones.. I need advice and suggestions if you think that the xanax will help me .. Thanks for any support or advice.. Im 24 just moved to a new city close to my g/f and looking for a job in the advertising industry.. It has been a little stressful but nothing to the degree where it hought it would affect my attacks again.. Thanks all
Hi everyone i'm new to this sight for the past 15 days my throat closes up on me. I feel as if it has mucos stuck in there and a tickle that creeps up on me and closes my throat ,it is so scary. At night its the worst soon as I hit the pillow. I'm wondering if anyone can give me some tips. Thanks.
I have posted abut this problem I have before but no one realy responded.So I am tryig here as maybe more people on this thread will be able to kinda know what im talkign about.
Several months ago at a bar I was talking with freinds and it seems that I was losing my breath and coulnt talk,cuz at a bar sometime syuo gotta almost shout,this gave me a panic attack.But since then a lot of time even sometimes when im not at bars I fel like my throat is contricted or tight and its hard to rbeathe or talk a lot .Myabe my breathing patters are screw up because of stress and I dont notice wich makes my thoat tighter who knows any of you have any isight I keep thiking I have ashtma.
Logic would indicate im just stressed or anxiety and my throat gets tighter,harder to breathe but I dont know send me some feedback...
a tight throat is a very common symptom of anxiety. That was the very first signal for me that I was on my way to a panic attack. Every time I would start getting anxious, my throat would get tight and I would feel like you describe, like a choking sensation and like I couldn't breathe. Very uncomfortable: yes. Life threatening: probably not. I just told myself whenever it started happening that I had better calm down or I was going to have an attack. Hope this helps! Have a good one.
Thats basicly what happened altho I dint notice at the time.Now I am starting to notice that everytime I get this "talking problem" everytime I get it my throat is kinda tight or tense.I guess it goes with everything tensing up .But its weird cuz sometimes youll feel good and it will just sorta happen out of the blue...
Hello everyone, my name is brandon and i'm from singapore. Currently 21 yrs of age and waiting to get enlisted for national service in july. I have been experiencing nausea since childhood, i'm always vomiting during childhood n i'm very phobic of vomiting. As I grow older, it kind of jus comes n goes throughout the years den it vanishes for awhile n suddenly came back to haunt me when I was abt 15 or 16. I jus kept gagging n I couldnt talk or breathe properly, n i'll jus be too afraid to eat when i'm out. It comes n goes btwn 1 or 2 yrs during dat period of time n it came back again when I was 19, I was still going out wid my frens at dat point of time n den it got worse. I feel tight around my throat all the time, there's always this lump at the back of my throat n I would jus gag out of a sudden n I constantly feel like vomiting, den I start feeling afraid to go out with my frens or whoever. This time around, nausea has been bothering me for 3 yrs n i've been isolating myself frm my frens n girlfriend of more than 2 yrs for about 2 yrs now and she's now telling me on the phone about breaking up and finding someone else who's more sensitive n can wait for me longer than she can. I've went through endoscopy, seen different doctors n chinese physician, done 2 blood tests and was told i'm perfectly fine n discharged me with 20mg of omeprazole. At first it made me feel perfectly normal for about 2 hrs after taking the pills, but now it doesnt work for me at all. I've been sleeping wid an extra pillow under my head for the past few days n I feel dat my throat doesnt feel as tight n the lump feels smaller but it's not totally gone yet, i'm pretty glad but still worried about it ever going away, with all this weight sitting on me and national service coming soon. I jus don't know... I'm lost, depressed, miserable.. Everything. I desperately need help and doctors dun want to entertain me, they sort of dismiss me as an idiot jus trying to get a medical letter to skive my way through national service when the fact is it's affecting my life terribly. I noticed the phlegm in the back of my throat, I feel worse when it's there, sometimes it feels like I cant feel my throat cos the phlegm is covering it n no matter how hard I cough it jus wouldnt go away, but when i'm able to cough it away it does feel abit better.
I too have a talking problem but I dun feel perfectly fine, I feel tight around my throat constantly n I get the talking problem out of the blues n I gag too n it gets even worse when I get anxious. I'm sorry if my post looks messed up n too much to read but i've jus got too much to say and I dun know wad to do n i'm desperate. I'm really sorry.
For the last 4 years I have felt like there is a lump in my throat. I have been to an ent who says everything okay. Had my thyroid checked do have nodules but they say they are too small. Had a partially narrowed esophagus I had it stretched no help. I have mild acid reflux but no medication has helped. For the last two years it has gotten worse before that I only felt it when I swallowed no I get no relief at all and I don't sleep well even though I take 2mg of clonazapam before bed sometimes I may get 3 or 4 hours sleep. Please someone help the doctors all think it is in my head but it is not something that comes and goes it never goes away. I am anxious all the time and also get panic attacks and i,am also on effexor which is an anti-depressant. The only thing that does it helps so I don't have as many outward panic attacks, but the inner anxiety is awful and it feels like someone is sqeezing my throat and there is something lodged in there. Someone help me please. I am very desperate. Relief never comes. That is why iam awake right now. I went to bed at 12:30 am and was awake at 3:00 am I am so tired and sick I lost alot of weight I am only 100 pounds I do eat but being anxious makes me sick and then I can't eat. Sorry about the length of this but I am at my wits end maybe someone can help the doctors are at a loss they don't have a clue what is going on except they say I have cronic stress. I can't work and have applied for disability and three months ago my husband left me.
From perserverer :-( not sure for how long though :cry: :( :?
My name is tammy: anyone who believes in prayer and god will you pray for me I have been to the crisis centre about 4 times sometimes I don't even want to live it is that bad