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Throat cancer fear back

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My throat has bothered me off and on for a couple months now. I had clear blood work, had xray, an endoscopy. All clear. But my throat still bothers me. It feels sore, it feel tight and like its swollen even though all the drs say it feels fine to them. It constantly feels like there is something stuck in my throat but I have no issues with eating or drinking. I go to the dr tomorrow for a follow up since I started back on zoloft and I'm going to bring my concerns up again. I'm so scared that they will find something but it will be too late.
 

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Try to concentrate on the endoscopy results if you can. The specialist that did that procedure on you has seen alot of throats and would know the early stages of any potential problems.
 
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Sounds like you’ve taken all the necessary steps to make sure there is nothing wrong. You’d be amazed what kind of symptoms anxiety can make you feel. I’ve had some crazy symptoms where I thought sometjing was seriously wrong and then as soon as the anxiety went away the symptoms disappeared along with it.
 

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That sounds like "globus hystericus", a classic symptom of anxiety. I just had the same thing about a month ago and it just went away. I'm sorry you're going through this. You are fine. Smile!
 
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Saw the dr. He wants me to go to an ent after the holidays for them to look at my vocal chords. I dont know if its for my peace of mind or if hes concerned that I am still experiencing symptoms. Of course I'm panicking now and want to just go home and cry. I dont have any symptoms other than a constant feeling of something being stuck in my throat. How am I going to function through Christmas with this black cloud hanging over me? On another note my blood pressure was still high but i was super nervous. Going to check it later to make sure it went down. Yall I have never been this bad. I'm really scared things are only going to get worse. Usually after 6 weeks of meds i am almost normal again and this time I'm not. I'm able to function but still have so much underlying anxiety. It's still all I think about all day. I am so depressed about all of this.
 
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That sucks you have to wait that long! But since your blood work, x Ray, and endoscopy already came back fine I imagine the tests the ENT will do will come back good as well. Like someone stated earlier on here doctors have seen hundreds of throats and they must have thought yours was fine!
 
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I actually got an appt for Monday afternoon so hopefully I will know something then. My husband made me feel so guilty. When I told him about my appt he kinda sighed and said hes so ready for all this to be over and us to be normal again. I wish we could too. I wish it with everything I have. And then he made me worry that I'm not getting better. He said I have never been this bad and normally my anxiety doesnt last this long and it makes me worry I'm only getting worse. It's my fear to end up like my aunt and be disabled and suicidal. I try so hard to be normal, to function and get things done and be a good mom. I am not the best wife because I guess I feel like hes an adult and knows what I'm going through ( try to keep the kids from knowing) but it broke me tonight when he said that. Hopefully next week I will get the all clear and i can stop obsessing
 

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i use to have this same thing feeling of a lump in my throat followed by chest pains, dealt with it for years googling symptoms of everything i was at a point where i was constantly resting and i dropped out of school at this time i cant really remember what stopped it but i know it was a part of having bigger things in my life and i was always busy and it just eventually left i know this isn't much but it defiantly proved it was all in the head so take your doctors words because there the best your gonna get and where all here to die anyway but if your worried about the path think about all the support that will be there you wont be alone in your journey (if you have throat cancer but you Obvi don't because your doctor said) nurses and doctors will be with you every step of the way and obviously your husband will be with you too even lately what has brought me here is because my Anxiety and Hypochondria is acting up but talking about it is helping to glad to know i'm not the only one struggling with this its the constant worry that is the problem and that can be beaten get your doctor to make a psychologist appointment for you and you can start talking to him/her about everything and start looking into coping mechanisms i'm going to make my appointment tomorrow but if it is anxiety causing it( by tensing a muscle in your throat which it probably is they will prescribe you medication instead of coping mechanisms or both and keep on putting your faith into your god because he does have a plan for all of us and we cant change that
 
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