Silvara7, I didn't know that it can also be a symptom of IBS. I know that it can be a symptom of stress/anxiety and many times people with IBS have stress...
Is the lump in the THROAT a symptom of IBS??
I didn't know it was a symptom either, friendlygal... Until I looked it up because I was having globus as a symptom. That and my GI seems to treat me as only an IBS case and I wanted to prove it was something else.... Oops.
There are different subsets of IBS according to the region of the GI tract which is affected:
globus is characterised by a tightness in the throat and difficulty initiating swallowing
oesophageal spasm causes chest pain and difficulty in swallowing
non-ulcerative dyspepsia symptoms include belching, bloating, abdominal distension and upper abdominal pain
classic IBS involves recurrent abdominal pain and alteration of bowel habit
rectal spasm causes severe, sudden, lancinating pains in the rectal area.
The rest of the article is Here.
It turns out I do have a hiatal hernia and that can cause the same symptom. It's awful!
20+ yrs IBS, 7 yrs hypothyroid, 3 yrs GERD, "stomach problems" my whole life.