I to have been having these shock like symptoms in my throat. It started abouut 9 years ago and I tried to clear my throat as I thought I had something in my throat but it only happens odd times when I swallow. Finally I tried to clear my throat a few times and I actually had a cough attack which actually closed my throat right off for a few moments and I felt as if I was choking. I then went to the emergency and they checked me out and said they found nothing and that I needed to use breathing exercises, in through my nose and out from the mouth. Of course this seemed to help but every so often it would come back and I babied it until I got through the symptoms again. As of right now it has come back again and I just had a choking attack this morning as I have a slight cold and had to cough to clear my throat. I'm a singed in a band and this scares the crap out of me as I have a show to perform in 5 days. It feels like electrical shocks in my throat on my left side approx 3/4 of the way down my throat.
I have been having the same issue for several months now. It strikes out of nowhere and lasts for a few seconds but sometimes a little longer. You're right, it scares the crap out of you.
Mine is accompanied by a dry cough and I have been having a ringing in my ears. I have had dental work done and wondered if it wasn't a damaged nerve from a tooth extraction, but it's really down in my throat.
I have also had some issues with acid reflux, and thought possibly my esophagus may have been damaged, I have been taking omeprazole and that has aleved my acid reflux, but done nothing for this sensation.
I have also gone to an ear nose and throat specialist who ran a camera through my nose and down my throat, he has found nothing wrong with it, examined my lymph nodes and found no signs of cancer.
I am so scared because no one seems to know what this is, can anyone help us?
Forgot I'd posted this as I have had no replies. I guess the symptoms are pretty rare. Obviously cancer is one of my worries but imagine if it was that then it would be worse by now. I believe it could be one of two things: Eagle Syndrome which is a calcification of a ligament in the throat. Had xray for this and that did not show as the reason. Other is a type of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, a nerve in the throat being pressed upon by an adjacent artery. Saw a specialist who believed it to be this and I was prescribed Nortryptoline which is a drug that relaxes muscles and nerves, seems to work for me. I know what you mean though, I was told it could be gerd and even psychosomatic (which I did wonder about but it can occur in my sleep and wake me up)
Although I still get it I am not as worried about it as I was and just try and get through the period when it plays up the most. I don't believe it will ever be 'cured'. Hope this helps you and others in some way. Have a great Christmas too Barbara and be well :) Regards Bob
PS Just saw the other two posts which I never received notification of so apologize for not answering