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does anyone else get a feeling in their throat when they are stressed?

(11 Posts)
twankie Sat 24-Sep-11 09:53:37

have been stressed and run down for several months..I've got swollen glands and for the past 3 weeks there feels like there is a fishbone stuck in my throat. Someone said it often happens to them when they are stressed. I haven't had it before but wondering if others had?

WorzselMummage Sat 24-Sep-11 09:57:40

Yeah it's a known symptom of anxiety and stress. It's probable worth mentioning it to a dr though, especially of your glands are up.

I suffer with anxiety and the physical symptoms can be amazing. this is a good list

I imagine being really stressed can cause much the same problems.

Hope you get a chance to relax soon smile

wellwisher Sat 24-Sep-11 10:11:10

I have heard of this - it's called globus

HaveALittleFaithBaby Sat 24-Sep-11 10:18:47

Yup I woke up with that this week. I've had it many times....strepsils and paracetamol help me.

coffeeinbed Sat 24-Sep-11 11:44:42

I feel my throat muscles - are there any there, btw? - tense and vibrating.
Very funny feeling.

twankie Sun 25-Sep-11 06:34:05

thanks..this sounds like it - how long does it take to go piece of research I came across said 21-27 months!

HaveALittleFaithBaby Sun 25-Sep-11 10:03:43

Usually goes within a week.

thenightisyoung Sun 25-Sep-11 21:05:52

Yup, very classic anxiety. Yu said your glands are up - are you sure? Sometimes you can feel so tense when you're anxious that your throat feels aching and swollen.

twankie Sun 25-Sep-11 22:22:37

oh.. perhaps that is it.. I didn't realise that could happen thenightisyoung.. it's been a week and a half now since I cd feel the thing in my throat tho my throat was swollen for ages before that

FannyLogan Sun 25-Sep-11 22:26:40

I had this - globus pharangeus (?sp), which is apparntly latin for 'lump in your throat' hmm

Mine took a few months to go IIRC. I got it after a death in the family.

lucjam Sun 25-Sep-11 22:26:49

its called globus hystericus and is a stress related condition, don't keep swallowing it makes the musle spasm worse, just try to forget about it. i love the name, kind of says it all really!! i've had this on and off for about 7 years, had camera down my throat but all ok.

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