Anxiety Community
Lump In throat Feeling
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Lump In throat Feeling

Off and on for the past year or so I have been having this sensation of a lump in my throat.  I went to see an ENT and he did a scope (went in through the nose and looked down at the throat), I had a CT of the throat, and an Ultrasound of my thryroid and a Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow).  There was nothing he could see from the scoping, the CT came back negative, the Barium swallow showed mild to moderate acid reflux, and the ultrasound showed nodules (which the doc said was nothing to worry about).  All in all everything that was done did not show any type of mass or obstruction. Even with all these tests done, I still seem to have this lump in my throat feeling.  It is not in the middle of my throat but more lower and on the left side above my collar bone area.  With this the docs decided to put me on Nexium which helped in the beginning but then the feeling came back, now I am on Ranitidine twice a day with taking Mylanta (for gas).
I am worried and have been called a hypochondriac.  I have had anxiety attacks for the past 10 years.  It just started all of a sudden and over the years have progressed to hypochondria which brings on the anxiety.  Could what I am going through be part of anxiety?
Related Discussions
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
370181_tn?1408130715
Without a doubt, what you are going through is anxiety related. They did every test they could, short of an autopsy, to find this "lump" and they came up empty handed. A "lump in the throat feeling" is very common in anxiety and as someone who also suffers with reflux, I can reassure you that I often get that feeling when MY GERD is acting up. Perhaps the Nexium is just not adequate and I'd speak with my doctor or gastroenterologist about trying something else. You have gotten a clean bill of health from all the tests, so I'd look to trying something besides Nexium and some therapy for your health anxiety. I used to be a hypochondriac, and it really is a lousy way to live. Therapy got that out of my head. Think about it.
Peace
Greenlydia  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I just started effexor for panic and social anxiety disorder/major depression and a week after it I also got that lump in my throat feeling. Lots of burping too. It's weird. Its week three now, and I have to admit my down days aren't as bad as they used to be.  Well, this lump and burping, it starts in the morning. Sometimes it goes away, sometimes it lasts all day. I was thinking maybe it's flem (phlegm) or something. I don't know. I've never had this before. Going to my doctor in a couple weeks. Whatever, with my luck it fried my thyroid.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
11785373_tn?1421088451
Blank
Shaun_ commented on Tramadol & Ultram...
1 hr ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Get Paleo Recipes Delivered Weekly ...
4 hrs ago by gymdandee
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
vicx14 is ... anxious Comment
5 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
358304_tn?1409713092
Blank
cnote
na, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
675718_tn?1321008971
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
358304_tn?1409713092
Blank
cnote
na, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
675718_tn?1321008971
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX