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Lump in throat

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Anyone else experienced lump in throat feeling? I’ve had it for almost 3 weeks intermittently, when I wake up in the morning it’s almost gone, the more I talk, eat or drink the more prominent it is. It just feels like there’s something stuck in my throat when I eat but there’s not. Now my right ear feels stuffy and muffled. Cleared of my stomach cancer fear last week and of course this throat problem was right there waiting for me. Thanks you all.
 

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Anyone else experienced lump in throat feeling? I’ve had it for almost 3 weeks intermittently, when I wake up in the morning it’s almost gone, the more I talk, eat or drink the more prominent it is. It just feels like there’s something stuck in my throat when I eat but there’s not. Now my right ear feels stuffy and muffled. Cleared of my stomach cancer fear last week and of course this throat problem was right there waiting for me. Thanks you all.
Hi Titus, I get the same lump in throat symptom periodically. The first time was before my anxiety had been diagnosed. My assumption was that I had a fish bone stuck in my throat. It wouldn't go away and I finally went to a doctor. He said he couldn't see any problems in my throat and the feeling was gone that afternoon. I wish the doctor had explored the possibility of anxiety but that was back in the 70's and doctors weren't really in touch with anxiety back then. Have never experienced the ear thing you've got going.
 

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I have it right now. It’s worse when I’m at my most anxious. But it’s funny that you say that your ear is muffled because my left ear is at the moment. I have Eustachian tube dysfunction and around cold/flu season it acts up, and the throat as well because it’s all connected. My the anxiety tends to bring up the throat stuff. But I loose it when my glands swell. I mentally can’t handle that! Take care!
 

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I've had the lump in the throat years ago when I was having anxiety. It felt like I was swallowing over something. And I get the stuffed ears too. I thought the ear thing was sinuses but it would clear up when my anxiety let up. So I'm no help there. Haven't had the lump for many years now but I know it was the anxiety that caused it.
 
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Might have something to do with the winter weather I think.

Also did you recently take an antibiotic? Some antibiotics can cause that stuffy sensation in your ears as a side-effect. You might need to take a decongestant. (sp)

(If you live in a warm climate and/or you didn't take an anbioitic you can ignore this message lol)

Anxiety can cause all sorts of weird pains/sensation almost anywhere in the body I think. Sometimes like I will like overly focus on my own breathing in a way that makes me neurotic/when it's meant to calm me down. Or I will literally feel the intenstines of my body and like, it's too visceral/gutteral and I become my intenstines in a weird way, and get trapped by the physicalities of my own meat suit. Anxiety is very physical.

I wasted about $300 getting a scope thing in my esophagus cuz it was keeping me up all night. The doctor found nothing serious, just said I should take more anti-acids and stay away from onions.
 
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Might have something to do with the winter weather I think.

Also did you recently take an antibiotic? Some antibiotics can cause that stuffy sensation in your ears as a side-effect. You might need to take a decongestant. (sp)

(If you live in a warm climate and/or you didn't take an anbioitic you can ignore this message lol)

Anxiety can cause all sorts of weird pains/sensation almost anywhere in the body I think. Sometimes like I will like overly focus on my own breathing in a way that makes me neurotic/when it's meant to calm me down. Or I will literally feel the intenstines of my body and like, it's too visceral/gutteral and I become my intenstines in a weird way, and get trapped by the physicalities of my own meat suit. Anxiety is very physical.

I wasted about $300 getting a scope thing in my esophagus cuz it was keeping me up all night. The doctor found nothing serious, just said I should take more anti-acids and stay away from onions.[/QUOTE
Now noticing I have these bigger bumps at the back of my tongue that go down towards my throat! Ugh freakin out
 

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Sometimes I get that feeling when I feel like crying, but I am holding it back.

I remember I would also get it time to time when I stop taking celexa. I used to wake up with it, plus the chest pains.

I am not sure if that was helpful. If it persists or hurts, definitely get it checked out.
 
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Globus hystericus, perhaps? It is a symptom of anxiety that give one the sensation of having a lump in the throat or a closed throat feeling. That sensation is the first symptom I had of my health anxiety, which lead me to a couple of ENT's and ultimately a naturopath.
 

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I haven’t personally had this symptom but I’ve definitely seen a lot of other people in this forum saying they have the same or very similar symptoms so it’s definitely just gotta be anxiety related. Anxiety is strange in that it can cause new symptoms that you’ve never had before. It’s unpredictbale! But I’m my experience, if you can find a way to relieve the anxiety, the symptoms always disappear!
 

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Globus hystericus, perhaps? It is a symptom of anxiety that give one the sensation of having a lump in the throat or a closed throat feeling. That sensation is the first symptom I had of my health anxiety, which lead me to a couple of ENT's and ultimately a naturopath.
This is so interesting!!! I've never heard of an actual name for this. Your throat definitely does close off when you're anxious - it's just part of what your body does when it's getting ready to deal with some kind of "danger" (real or not). But it's crazy that there is a name for it....
 
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Anyone else experienced lump in throat feeling? I’ve had it for almost 3 weeks intermittently, when I wake up in the morning it’s almost gone, the more I talk, eat or drink the more prominent it is. It just feels like there’s something stuck in my throat when I eat but there’s not. Now my right ear feels stuffy and muffled. Cleared of my stomach cancer fear last week and of course this throat problem was right there waiting for me. Thanks you all.

I had this last year and still suffer somewhat from it but after a thyroid ultrasound, a scope ran down my throat and my larynx checked and everything fine, they have convinced me its anxiety. The more I think about it, the more pronounced it is. The less I think about it, the less it bothers me. You are fine. Our minds love to play with our bodies.
 
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