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I've been suffering from what I beileve is tight thorat. But I'm not sure. It feels like my thorat is closing up on me. Or it get's really tight and I feel that I can't breathe. I've lost 13 pounds because of this. After I eat I feel very nausea. I have went to the ER once because of it. They said it was acid reflex and I was sent home. They also said to go to a speicalist. But I havent gone yet. My mom works with someone that has the same symptoms as me. So I was wondering should I go to the speicalists? or is it in my head?? Thanks soo much!

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replied November 27th, 2006
Anxiety & Stress Answer A1748
You can visit an ENT-specialist to check your throat. If everything is OK with your throat, then your symptoms could be the result of a neurotic disorder (globus hystericus).
To investigate nausea after eating, you can consult a gastro-enterologist. Dyspeptic symptoms can be due to a stomach disorder (gastritis, peptic ulcer, hiatus hernia) but can also be related to neurotic (anxiety) disorder. If both the ENT and gastroenterologist specialists find nothing, then you might consider visiting a mental health professional to help manage the psycho-somatic relationship between the mind and body.

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