I'm 25yrs old and have been chest heaviness and swallowing food phobias for 6months, and have yet to recovered.
I am writing in to see anyone can share their same experience as me or giving some opinion on my case.
Last year Nov 07, I had a bad experience of noodles stucked in my throat, at that time I was alone in the office so I was panic and anxious. Ever since this bad experience, it develope chest heaviness, this suffering is making me so unhappy and upset, I have tried to swallow food, but my mind kept thinking of that bad experience. I think the only time I don't think that much is only when I am very hungry.
After weeks, I went to hospital and had my Xray and ECG done, and all came out to be normal. At first, thought it was gastric, so I was being refer to see a gastro doc. When I meet up with the gastro doc, he suggested me to consider to see a psychiatry because he think that my case is Anxiety and not gastric, but I wanted to confirm that I am not suffering from gastric, so I have suggested to get my endoscopy done. So everything came out to be normal and healthy, nw I begin to believe that all this cause is due to that bad experience I had, because eveytime I eat, I feel phobia to swallow, i scare that food will get stuck again.
Finally, I have decided to see a psy doc, my appointment with the doc is schedule in mid May 08. I'm not sure whether thru psy doc will help?
How to overcome it?, I want to be like before, life is happy with no chest heaviness, no phobia on swallowing food.