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tightening in throat

Hi, I have been getting for about three to four months, on and off, a tight feeling in my throat.  So far the longest I had it was for a week and it was constant from when I woke up to when I went to bed.  It feels like when you get a lump in your throat before you cry.  I can breath fine, but I feel like I'm going to choke, and sometimes its so strong that my tongue even feels thick or stiff, like I might slur if I talked too fast.  Its not a sore throat just tightens so much it aches.

Recently I saw a doctor and she said there are bumps all over the very back of my tongue and all over my tonsils, uvula and going down my throat.  A throat culture showed no pathogens present and I also recently tested for mono and it was negative too.  

Has anyone had this or know what it might be?  I have no allergies that I know of.  I do get my thyroid checked every 6 months because my TSH jumps up and down and I have some antibodies present that are a sign of autoimmune disease.  I also had really bad hives for about 2.5 years and the allergist that called it urticaria, but they just stopped.  I rarely get them any more.  The doc said that I have some autoimmune thing going on.  Could this be related to the autoimmune thing?

??Don't know what to do next, I can't take that choking feeling all the time.
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Hi,

It would be very difficult to say anything without a proper clinical examination and then investigations done accordingly including certain blood tests.

You need to re-consult with your allergy specialist and also talk to your doctor whetehr you need to see an endocrinologist for your symptoms and the investigations that have come as yet.

You would need to go ahaead and get a confirmed diagnosis before further treatment can be planned.

Let us know what your doctors tell you and also if you have any other queries.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

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Hi thanks for the advice, sorry I'm responding so late!

I went to an ENT doc and by then the throat problem was gone,  hopefully it stays that way.  He looked anyways and said everything looked healthy, and that if I get it again to try taking prilosec for a week and see if that helps.  We'll see if it returns I'll have to try that.

thanks again!  
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Hi,

Glad to know that the post was of sme help and that ou are doing good now.

Do you have sympoms of GERD or reflux?

Hopefully you should be asymptomatic now.

Let us know if you have any doubts and post us about how you are doing.

Regards.

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