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LumpBob
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/10/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi All,

I am expierence a lump feeling in my throat. I first started having it about 2-3 years ago around Xmas time, went to the doctor and he said it was due to nasal drip, so he gave me nasonex. It seemed to work. Then I noticed the lump seemed to get worse around real Xmas tress and I confirmed that this last xmas while at my brothers house, sure enough I was around the tree for about 3-4 hours and the next day I had the lump.

Okay I thought that was it..Now I have the lump again yet I have not been around any xmas tress. I thought it was due to some food I ate. I do have hiccups with it to sometimes and feel like I cannot burp. It is stressing my out. I am going through a divorce and financial issues too. I wonder if that could be it.

B.


stkitt
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   Posted 4/10/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to HealingWell,

I am so sorry you have the lump in your throat sx.  Just to be on the safe side I would have your throat checked out by your PCP to make sure it is not something medical.

If it is due to anxiety it would give you the chance to discuss your issues with your PCP too.

I do not have this problem but as you can see from our thread lots of members do.

Stay with us and I am also so to hear your going through personal problems.  We are here for you Bob.

Kitt

Someone has pulled up an old thread for your info.
 
 
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percycat
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   Posted 4/10/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
LumpBob,

My anxiety started out with a lump in a my throat, or more precisely, a sense that it was closing on me. While it is true that this feeling - it's called a globus sensation - is a symptom of anxiety, it is also a symptom of some physical conditions as well. I have just recently found out that mine wasn't due only to anxiety, no matter that dozens of ER visits and trips to my doctor indicated nothing else. It was only a second opinion from an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor that finally explained to me why it was happening: acid reflux in my case.

I STRONGLY encourage anyone with this sensation to get checked out by an ENT doctor (not a gastric doctor - they won't look at your throat, only your esophagus). Had I known what was happening three years ago, I think my anxiety would not have taken the route it did.

Good luck!

percycat

stkitt
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   Posted 4/10/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Percycat,

Thank you so much, I was hoping one of the many who have this problem would be right there with the answer.  Great advice. Kudos to you

Kitt


 
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LumpBob
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/10/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank Percycat and Stkitt,
I am going to make an appoint with both my PCP and ENT doctor. This thing keeps coming and going like every few months itstime to get it resolved.

B.

marthamae
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   Posted 4/10/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I also get a lump in my throat due to acid reflux. It is caused (according to my doctor) by the acid backing up and irrititing the lining of your throat. This makes it swell some, which makes it feel like you have something in there...or a lump. Once I knew what was going on, it didn't bother me so much and now I don't notice it at all. Stress and anxiety definitely make it worse.

wen4003
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   Posted 4/11/2008 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
LumpBob,
 
Welcome to the Healing Well family; this is a great community with members who are caring, supportive and helpful in so many ways.  They are a great source of information and every day I learn something new.  Be sure to read some old posts to gain some insight as there is a wealth of information in them.  Also, there is a list of resources to the right - just click on the Anxiety-Panic link in the yellow box and it will take you to the resources.  Again, there is a wealth of information for you.
 
I also have acid reflux and it caused the very symptoms you describe.  The way it was found for me ws because I thought I was having a heart attack and ended up in the hospital for 3 days because I was also having some sort arrythmia (sp) and pvc's (whatever that is - LOL).  After many, many tests it was determined my heart was fine so someone suggested acid reflux and I then had an endoscopy done.  Lo and behold, it was acid reflux.  So now that I have an answer, I feel better about it and take medication to keep it under control.  I'm glad to know that you will be seeing your docs as it's important to rule out/in any possible medical conditions before anxiety is diagnosed.  Please keep posting and let us know how you make out with the doctors.
 
Take care,
Wen

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
HI there
I have just started this lump in throat thing since I was ill and I still have it it feels like I havea bit of a blockage right in the throat and sometimes it feels like fluids will not even go down for me
I dont know if mine is A/P related but I do know I will have doc check it out the first of next week

Hoping you find the answer for you
great input from all per ususal...

LYN
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