Hi everyone, For the past six to seven weeks I have had an on again off again feeling of a lump in my throat opposite venicular side around my adams apple. I have no pain, no discomfort, no problems swallowing or eating. Prior to that I had a slight problem with a feeling of something being stuck in my throat but that has gone. I am currently studying for the bar exam and working full time as well as living with my girl friend. We have two cats (now six months old) which I feel I might be growing allergic to. Although I have never been allergic to cats. My Job blows,.... to say the least and I am not sure if I am losing my mind or getting really sick. I am 37 with no prior health issues. Any advise...?
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replied May 31st, 2009
The first piece of advice is to assume that this is a medical issue and seek qualified medical help. From a psychological point of view, think about the stressors in your life. Your job, studying for the bar exam - what else. You might be getting some unusual physical reactions fro being overloaded. Check out your life-work balance; re-assess your life goals; talk with your partner. Ask yourself the important questions about your life and the load you are experiencing and work form there.

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Dr Jeff

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