anxiety and lumps in your throat....

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   Posted 10/29/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
has anyone had like this lump sensaton in the bottom of your throat when you are having a lot of anxiety? if so how do u make it go away?

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   Posted 10/29/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bamartr,

I know it would be very helpful if you could post all of your questions onto one thread so it would be easier for all of us to read so we can better help you with your Anxiety-Panic Peer Support :)

Thank you so much!
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   Posted 10/30/2009 1:48 AM (GMT -7)   

You know the saying "she was so nervous she had a lump in her throat"?

Having that lump is a part of anxiety, a pretty common and harmless part of the condition. If you feel the lump is glandular or a lymph node then see a dr- I personally believe it will be part of your anxiety.

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   Posted 10/31/2009 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I get lumps in my throat pretty common for my anxiety. I actually went to the ER because of it one time I felt like the lump was so big! I worried about not being able to breath or swallow. They just kinda chuckled at me (not in a mean way), and told me it was just anxiety and I'd be ok.
I havent had this symptom in a while (knock on wood), but I used to know some good techniques I got off the net to help sooth them. I typed in something like, "Anxiety, lumps in throat". I always type in "Anxiety" with things. Thats my rule for myself. That way whatever shows up is how the symptom is anxiety related. Say for instance you had a racing heart because you were anxious. You wouldnt want to just look up, "racing heart". They would mention all kinds of scary things relating to it. And none of them would probably apply to you. Yes, I've noticed that by typing in the "anxiety" part to go along with the symptom, it never scares me.
This is a normal symptom of anxiety. Please do let us know how you are doing with it now.


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   Posted 11/1/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

Many people c/o having  feelings of a "lump in my throat" due to anxiety. It's a normal anxiety symptom

Might want to get it checked out if it doesn't go away, just in case.

Take care,

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   Posted 11/2/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
not too long ago, my allergies were very bad - alot of sinus drainage - my throat kept getting really dry and i couldn't swallow right i didn't feel like.  i ended up going to ergent care after dealing with this for a week or more.  he said it was "globus hystericus" and while i was there, i had a panic attack.  second time i have had one in the dr's office in the past few years since my dad died.  anyway, don't read too much about it cause some people will say they have been dealing with it for years.  i kept myself busy and it went away.  your mind will find something else worry about sooner or later. j/k!!! staying busy is the key to keeping anxiety at bay.  you will start thinking of it less and less and hopefully it will just dissapear. 
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