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thump like heart beat in my throat
why do i always have a thump like heart beat in my throat
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1042487 tn?1275283499
Hello there,

Since you are posting on this forum personally i think it is due to anxiety.

There are a number of reasons that could be causing the muscle spasms in your throat. They range from an inflammation of your larynx or voice box to an enlarged thyroid cartilage, or even the effects of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Having any of these problems requires that you visit the doctor immediately for a proper diagnosis.

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box and can occur due to an allergy or an infection like a sore throat. In an inflammation of a certain part of the body, that body part will swell up as a reaction that is part of the body’s immune response. This could be one of the reasons, however, if you have not suffered an upper respiratory tract infection recently, this can be ruled out as a cause.

Another possibility is that you might have a malformation in your throat caused by the cartilage of your thyroid gland. This is usually characterized by a clicking sound that occurs when the neck is turned, along with some difficulty of swallowing. If this is the case, then the mechanism at work here is that the thyroid cartilage is rubbing against the larynx area and its muscles. While this is not a dangerous situation in any way, it can be annoying to the patient. This can be corrected by surgically correcting the size of the cartilage to avoid the rubbing together of the two parts and this is a surgery that leaves no side effects. This condition is not normal and can usually occur after some kind of trauma to the throat. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter that opens from the food pipe to the stomach refuses to close shut. This condition results in stomach acids coming up to the throat especially when the person who has the disorder is in a horizontal position, as one would be during sleep. The stomach acids can then attack the larynx and cause an inflammation. Treatment for this is a course of antacids and a lifestyle change that starts from dietary changes to a lifelong dependence on acid inhibitors.

I'm not a doctor and you should consult one and preferably an ENT.

Best regards,
M4
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6669309 tn?1462651742
I was going to say have your thyroid checked, definitely see your doc, there is easy answers out there. Us anxiety sufferers tend to "notice" our heartbeats and other body functions more because of the anxiety.
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798555 tn?1292791151
If its in you neck, not throat, it could be your heart beating. Look in a mirror and feel your neck on the sides (arteries), you may see the neck beat like you heart. Do you also have heart palps -normal beat per minute (60-80) but its harder and you feel it?

Does it happen in any position?

If so it can be from anxiety or medical reasons like hyper thyroid, or from meds.
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its so frustrating be able to feel your heartbeat constantly im really stressing out and sometime i get a THUD in my neck and upper chest , chest fullness , and sometimes pain. im only 18 !!! i did blood test , urine , x ray and everything is completly normal. im pretty sure its my anxiety but the doctors really dont want to prescribe me nothing in case i get " addicted" but i really need it . i fear for my life everyday , stress everday. I NEVER HAVE A GOOD DAY. even weed doesnt help or maybe im not smoking enough. i wake up out my sleep with racing heart. i dont even sleep the same because my heartbeat keeps me up at night. this is ALLLLL DAY. so im pretty surre i have really really bad anxiety
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You need to find a doctor your #1 priority. You can't just go without help for your anxiety. Bad anxiety can lead to heart problems and other miserys. Keep looking til you find a decent doc to help. Good luck.
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FemaleTupac I get the same thing I am a 19 year old girl,  I dont drink,  do drugs.  I am toned.  I dont have any disease. After having a bout of panic and anxiety and after recovering from them I started experiencing these thuds in my upper chest or my neck, that appeared out of now here and lasted barely a second and back ro normal.  It happened for the first time while I was eating a taco which got me thinking it might be because of spicy food but nope.  They happen even when I dont eat anything.  Its quite unnerving as I am a hypochondriac.  lol Whats even more weird is the fact that barely a month before i started experiencing these thuds I had an EKG, A thyroid test,  A 24-hour holster,  and a 3D Echocardiogram of my heart and everything was normal.  Could I have developed something within a month?  Or could it be my thyroid? I might have hyperthyroid Idk my mom has thyroid as well.  Gosh I am at my wits end.  I just wanna live my life normally, like i used to a year ago.dang it.  :'/
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I too have this same problem.. it's like a thump or a flutter in my throat.. mostly happens when I'm laying down.. I have now been to the ER twice for rapid heartbeat tour of nowhere... I'd wake up in the middle of the night with a fast heartbeat.. they ran blood work, ECG, chest X-ray and said everything was normal... but at all times of the day I'm worried that I'm gonna just randomly have a heart attack.. this is no way to live... I'm a single mother of a seven year old.. I'm 28 years old I have my whole life ahead of me... I don't want to live like this anymore. Can anyone shed some light on what this problem may be... they keep saying anxiety but somedays I don't think that's what it is.. I'm
Not anxious all day.
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I'm 55 years old and have had them all my life. I remember even asking my mother about that sensation when I was just a kid. My oldest son has said he has had them. I attribute them to anxiety. And, the good news is, I'm 55.  It seems I get the occasional one when I'm stressed, or have been and am trying to relax. Without any other symptoms, I wouldn't worry. Worry will just make it happen more often. Relax.
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Your heart is too far away to hear it, so whatever happens in your throat is either your imagination or your throat doing what a throat does. Your organs or throat can't come unhinged and start thumping around like you are wondering.
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I would suggest requesting a 30 day event monitor. This device will monitor your heart rhythm on a continuous loop. When you experience the abnormal sensations you press a button on the monitor and it will save the recording beginning thirty seconds prior to activation and for thirty seconds following activating. This allows the physician to observe your heart rhythm at the point in time that your symptoms occured. Think of it as a screenshot of an ECG. What you are experiencing could be ectopic heartbeats. These are essentially extra heartbeats which originate from either the atria or the ventricles. It is highly recommended that you undergo a thorough evaluation. It is impossible to make a diagnosis based solely on the subjective information provided.
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