For the past few weeks, my throat feels like it's closing (on and off throughout the day). It's gotten really bad the last few days and I have the sensation 24/7. It's worse when I lay down, but still feel it when I'm up. It's so distracting, it's hard to get through my day. I have an apt. with my ENT next week. I had a mild case of GERD a few years ago and was on Nexium for one year - then the dr. took me off after endoscopy and other tests showed no signs of damage. I don't have any other symptoms (no heartburn etc). I haven't slept in a few days as I'm so worried I'm going to stop breathing and it's SO uncomfortable! I have two small kids, so a trip to the ER would be a nightmare, and I can breathe, I just have the throat closing sensation.
If, when your throat feels like it is closing, you experience any difficulty breathing in or out or both, you should see a doctor for direct examination without delay, especially if the breathing difficulty has, even rarely, been associated with choking when you try to swallow liquid or solid food.
The combination of this sensation being "SO uncomfortable", suggests infection of one or more structures in your throat.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.