Lump in throat sensation is it psychological?

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Loucath
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   Posted 8/20/2014 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor thinks my anxiety is causing this lump in the throat sensation, but as so many people posting on this site seems to have it, I think it is related to my acid reflux and can be made worse by anxiety. I am cutting down my 40mg x 2 a day of Pantroprazole as the side effects are terrible and am aiming for a dose of 20mg x 2 a day. I have reduced my afternoon dose to 20mg and on the 2nd day the lump in the throat seemed a lot worse after I ate, is this just my anxiety or is it the result of cutting back my dose? My reflux doesn't seem any worse but I do have anxiety over my weight as I have lost so much over the 2 month period I have had this acid reflux.

I didn't sleep too well last night which has only heightened my anxiety. Sometimes I don't think I am strong enough to cope with all of this and am frequently in tears. My husband is very supportive but I am trying to hide my anxiety from him as he has his own health problems.

My Gastro doctor is sending me for a CT scan of my abdomen as my endoscopy didn't show any problems and she doesn't quite understand why I am not responding to the PPI's and seemed not to have ever heard of the lump in the throat sensation problem!

CupcakeTruffle
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   Posted 8/20/2014 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi its ok its something I suffered with for 4 years I had extreme anxiety and panic attacks also had reflux to beat the band. I remember being convinced I had a ball of something lodged in my throat and made me so anxious that I had trouble eating. I can promise you its normal (horrible but normal) its called globis histericus (dont know if I spelt that correctly) but dont worry I know anxiety can make it feel much worse but that is all it it is anxiety coupled with reflux symptoms there is nothing stuck there xxxx hope this helps xxxx

Loucath
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   Posted 8/20/2014 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks CupcakeTruffle, thought it was that, do need to keep anxiety in tact though. MY husband was diagnosed with the globus symptom years ago after having an endoscopy (he doesn't have reflux) and he has learnt to live with it, sucks on throat drops and chews a lot of gum. I do find when I chew gum after meals, that I don't notice it and on the plus side I don't feel it when I eat.

CupcakeTruffle
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   Posted 8/21/2014 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
To be honest im convinced anxiety is linked with reflux mine all came at the same time x

CupcakeTruffle
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   Posted 8/21/2014 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
To be honest im convinced anxiety is linked with reflux mine all came at the same time x
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