Anxiety-weird throat stuff, anyone else?

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   Posted 6/12/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have OCD, panic disorder, anxiety, etc. Trust me, I do obsess.
My latest thing is my throat (it's usually checking my pulse.) Sometimes I feel like my tongue is too big, but when I check it with a flashlight, I can see to the back of my mouth. Then I feel like I can't breathe. If I don't think about it, I do just fine. Sometimes I think my throat is too dry also.
Does anyone else go through things like this?
I have been obsessing that there is a tumor or something like that blocking me. Yes, my OCD is bad at times.
Positive reassurance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
BTW, I just had over $2,000 worth of blood tests to check for a clotting disorder, and they had to go to the DNA, and that was normal.
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   Posted 6/12/2007 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
about a year ago, I actually had an obsession with checking the back of my mouth also. I kept thinking that I had sometime type of oral cancer. It started with an enlarged lymph node I noticed one morning. My doc referred me to an ENT. When I went to see the ENT, he always looked in my mouth for sores and other stuff like that. So for awhile I obsessed over this. I was constantly in the bathroom looking in my mouth to see if there were any suspicious growths.

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   Posted 6/13/2007 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   

sounds loke you have hypochondria which is a real problem, not always taken seriously

basicly our bodies know how to look after themselves and shouldnt be always checked and worried about by us

leave the worrying to your doctor eyes


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