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Struggling to swallow

(35 Posts)
melissa12 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:12:21

Hi am 27 and keep getting this feeling in my throat like something is stuck it comes and goes.no matter how much I drink it dosent shift.it dosent bother me when eating just when am not doing anything.after googling and getting worried I went to the doctor about it he felt my throat and looked inside and said everything looked fine has anyone had this before

brownelephant Mon 19-Feb-18 20:15:17

I have that before I get a cold. I think it's due to swollen lymph nodes in the neck for me.

have you noticed a pattern?
do you have reflux/heartburn? that can also feel like a stuck tablet.

melissa12 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:18:07

I don't really get much heartburn I've had it on and off for a few months now.but more recently it has felt more noticeable.am worried it's cancerous.it just feels like something stuck In my throat like built up phlem.i haven't really notice a pattern.i had a cold last week but it started before then I am a smoker too

PrincessoftheSea Mon 19-Feb-18 20:19:45

Anxiety?

Giraffelant Mon 19-Feb-18 20:21:05

DH had this for a while (possibly after having a cold; I can't remember), and was starting to get worried. It eventually went away before he had got round to seeing the GP.

melissa12 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:21:39

Can anxiety cause that I dont really know what anxiety is to say I have it

TheNecroscope Mon 19-Feb-18 20:22:35

I get this sometimes, I suspect it may be thyroid related. Have you had your thyroid function checked?

QuilliamCakespeare Mon 19-Feb-18 20:22:58

If it's not there when you're eating I'd put money on it being anxiety. Looks up globus hystericus. I get it from time to time. Do you find it's ok when you wake up and gets worse as the day goes on? Mine did when I had a very anxious period. I still get it from time to time but now I know what it is I just ignore it.

Backenette Mon 19-Feb-18 20:23:26

Go back to your GP if it doesn’t resolve. They cannot see enough with just a quick light down the throat. Trouble swallowing is a sign that should always be investigated

IntelligentYetIndecisive Mon 19-Feb-18 20:23:51

It may be a manifestation of anxiety called globus sensation

CatherineCawood Mon 19-Feb-18 20:26:48

Defo sounds like globus hystericus (love that name!) I had it and went to have a camera up my nose and down my throat. I can bring it on even just thinking about it!

Howareya123 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:27:11

Underactive thyroid? If left untreated it can cause the thyroid to enlarge. Maybe ask the gp to do some bloods?

melissa12 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:27:13

Hi no I haven't x

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Mon 19-Feb-18 20:29:34

It's highly unlikely to be cancer at your age, even though you're a smoker.

If it continues then go back to your GP as you may need further investigations.

I hope it eases soon flowers

melissa12 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:30:33

It seems to be worse later on in the day and even worse when am trying to get to sleep.i had a full blood count done few months ago was all fine.the more I think about it the more I swallow hoping it'll budge.i do worry alot about things like this thinking it's something worse.my doc said if still have it in a few months he will refer me for a camera down my throat

melissa12 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:37:52

So now am forever swallowing because of the feeling like something is stuck in my throat

melissa12 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:46:55

I also have a slightly high cholosteral too am very worries about this

IntelligentYetIndecisive Mon 19-Feb-18 22:56:37

The more you worry about your health, the greater your anxiety levels and the more the symptoms manifest themselves.

Raised cholesterol simply means you have to reduce your fat intake (but don't go for too much sugary food or fruit).

PerfectlyDone Mon 19-Feb-18 22:59:27

It's called globus pharyngeous - better name than 'hystericus' as there is nothing hysteric about it (and men get it too!).

If you find yourself worrying a lot about ill health, often stress management helps with physical symptoms rather a lot.

Go back to your GP and discuss it further.

Astrid2 Mon 19-Feb-18 23:05:24

A post nasal drip can cause this feeling as well!

GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough Mon 19-Feb-18 23:10:44

Yes I get it and worrying about it makes it worse. I suffer anxiety and went to the doctors she checked me over and advised me to do something to take my mind off it and it will go. It did

melissa12 Tue 20-Feb-18 07:46:30

Thanks so much for all the support

JaneyEJones Tue 20-Feb-18 08:25:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

melissa12 Tue 20-Feb-18 09:45:21

Thanks am going to go back to my doctor on Monday the more I think about it the more it happens

Dodie66 Tue 20-Feb-18 11:54:40

Could be reflux. I get it and it makes me feel like I have something stuck in my throat

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