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Mystery Pains in Throat caused by stress.

BARBARA Community Member April 07, 2007
  • I have a very unusal & painful form of globus hystericus.Instead of a lump in my throat I have sharp & jagged shapes (like needles or splinters of glass.) that really hurt. They are stress related and increase with stress.Has anyone heard of this or experinced it ? if so please tell me how to cope with it.
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  • Lynne Taetzsch
    Health Guide
    Apr. 09, 2007

    Hi Barbara,

     

    Sorry about what you're going through.  I don't know much about this particular manifestation of anxiety, but relaxation exercises and meditation might help. 

     

    What does your doctor suggest?

     

    Good luck with this!

     

    Lynne

    • Anonymous
      maggie
      Oct. 15, 2012

      Barbara its a while since you added your post. Just wondering whether you have found a cure for your problem or not. I have the same thing my throat is like glass and and everytime I move my tongue around I feel it. Sometimes I get a sharp pain under the jaw line. I have seen two specilaists and one said I had an ulcer which was a load of rubbish and the other...

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      Barbara its a while since you added your post. Just wondering whether you have found a cure for your problem or not. I have the same thing my throat is like glass and and everytime I move my tongue around I feel it. Sometimes I get a sharp pain under the jaw line. I have seen two specilaists and one said I had an ulcer which was a load of rubbish and the other put a camera up my nose and it went down the throat to see what was there. I had  alot of mucus at the back of the throat and no ulcer . He said further down was inflamed and siad it was tow things acid reflux and the other being stress. I am convinced it is stress related. its the most terrible thing I have ever had. I want it to go away every morning I wake and its still there . I have had this for nearly three months now and  getting sick of it. Sometimes I can feel it when I burp or speak but mostly its when I move my tongue around . It makes me want to gag . yet I can eat with no problem. If you got rid of yours how did you do it.. They say with time and when one learns to relax it will disappear. It got to the point I thought I really had cancer . I am under so much stress so guess that doesnt help at all but it does to know others are suffering the same sort of thing as if you havent had it yourself no one knows what its like.

    • Anonymous
      Joebabe
      Feb. 15, 2014

      I have a similar situation. It began in an odd way though. I was raising my voice one day when all of a sudden, it felt like something was stuck in my throat. After a few minutes of coughing, my throat felt raspy. Now I feel like I can rech down my throat with my finger and actually touch the spot that hurts. Does thios sound like what happened to any of you?...

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      I have a similar situation. It began in an odd way though. I was raising my voice one day when all of a sudden, it felt like something was stuck in my throat. After a few minutes of coughing, my throat felt raspy. Now I feel like I can rech down my throat with my finger and actually touch the spot that hurts. Does thios sound like what happened to any of you?

       

    • myrta
      Apr. 07, 2014

      I notice when get depress I get this really sharp pain on my throat now I know what causes it and I can talk too my Doc. About it 

  • Anonymous
    Anon
    Mar. 10, 2014
    Many of you sound like you are suffering from thyroid issues. The thyroid gland is in your throat, just below the Adam's apple. Thyroid dysfunction is becoming increasingly common. The gland becomes inflamed and sometimes enlarged and this can be the cause of the discomfort. An ENT wouldn't necessarily see anything wrong since the problem is glandular and they...
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    Many of you sound like you are suffering from thyroid issues. The thyroid gland is in your throat, just below the Adam's apple. Thyroid dysfunction is becoming increasingly common. The gland becomes inflamed and sometimes enlarged and this can be the cause of the discomfort. An ENT wouldn't necessarily see anything wrong since the problem is glandular and they are only interested in the tissues of your throat, stomach, gut, etc. Whenever a doctor fobs you off with a "stress" diagnosis they are simply revealing their ignorance. All disorders are worsened by "stress" because your immune system is compromised by chronic stress and there are a whole range of other physical effects too - but that's not a satisfactory diagnosis. Get your GP to check your TSH, T4/T3 levels in your blood and if abnormal see an endocrinologist.
    • Icanrelate
      Apr. 11, 2014

      Yep my ENT told me it was stress and keep giving me anxiety medication and pain pills dont help the pain.

  • Anonymous
    Jacqueline
    Mar. 07, 2014

    I've noticed that I experience these symptoms when I have any kind of stress, it can be minimal or even lack of sleep can contribute. It is best to eat healthy foods (avoid: fried, yeasty, and junk foods )(*Eat lots and lots fruits:)) , drink plenty of water, exercise daily (  a good stretch will do), if you experience anxiety, don't laugh but flexing...

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    I've noticed that I experience these symptoms when I have any kind of stress, it can be minimal or even lack of sleep can contribute. It is best to eat healthy foods (avoid: fried, yeasty, and junk foods )(*Eat lots and lots fruits:)) , drink plenty of water, exercise daily (  a good stretch will do), if you experience anxiety, don't laugh but flexing your muscle will help since it creates some heat (p.s I only tried it because my older sister told me to give it a try (and it worked). Take a power nap, a shower, a walk, if you live near a beach like me go chill and just relax. Do things you enjoy :)

  • keri
    Feb. 22, 2014

    the more i think about this the more i believe that it is stress related...our necks really are a vital piece of our being...it holds up our head and in that head is a very valuable thing: our brains...when muscles tense up its hell...life can be so stressful...we automatically tend to think that when something strange happens it is cancer or something else...

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    the more i think about this the more i believe that it is stress related...our necks really are a vital piece of our being...it holds up our head and in that head is a very valuable thing: our brains...when muscles tense up its hell...life can be so stressful...we automatically tend to think that when something strange happens it is cancer or something else bad...but stress can really reak havvock on our bodies...we need to all de-stress ourselves and go do something we like and that calms us.

  • keri
    Feb. 22, 2014

    i just started having this weird feeling in my neck lately...it doesn't hurt but just feels OFF like the muscles are strained but are not at the same time...i was watching tv in bed and i kept having to move my neck around constantly...i was eating and felt as though when i swallowed the food wouldn't go down...i wonder if i am having esophagile spasms...then...

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    i just started having this weird feeling in my neck lately...it doesn't hurt but just feels OFF like the muscles are strained but are not at the same time...i was watching tv in bed and i kept having to move my neck around constantly...i was eating and felt as though when i swallowed the food wouldn't go down...i wonder if i am having esophagile spasms...then this morning i noticed the right side of my throat was sore a little...however i have had crohns disease for 19 years now and i see a GI specialist every 5-6 months...i see him april 2, 2014 and i am going to bring it up to him if it doesn't go away...i have been very stressed lately so i am wondering if it's to do with that...i started my masters in counseling psychology and i do know that stress plays a big part in causing a lot of weird problems...the neck tends to hold a lot of stress and tension...i am never one who has had anxiety or any kind of clinical depression so i am gonna try to relax

  • Anonymous
    sympathiser
    Feb. 15, 2014

    I also get that, sometimes it manifest when trying to swallow too and food gets stuck, you have to remain calm when this happens as you cant breath and need to get  water to drink, but lately, I wake up with a similar pain that starts between my rib cage then radiates up to my neck, it feels almost as I would imagine a heart attack feels, then gradually...

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    I also get that, sometimes it manifest when trying to swallow too and food gets stuck, you have to remain calm when this happens as you cant breath and need to get  water to drink, but lately, I wake up with a similar pain that starts between my rib cage then radiates up to my neck, it feels almost as I would imagine a heart attack feels, then gradually it fades away.  I do deep breathing exercises and am looking into meditation.  Doctors tell me its stress but the weird thing is I dont know what it is thats stressing me out.  The only thing I think it could be is a buried memory that is reacting to whats going on in the present.  Its really good to know that I am not alone in this sensation and will let you know if you want me to, how I am doing with the meditation part.

     

    • Anonymous
      thadri9jamb
      Feb. 20, 2014

      I suffer from Esophageal Spasm - pain starts for no reason mid rib cage goes up my neck and into my ear, it is unbearable. I visited many specialists before I was finally diagnosed. It is caused by stress. A doctor from the Emergency Department finally told me what to do.

      There is a very simple solution - drink some fizzy drink, soda, cola anything. It stops...

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      I suffer from Esophageal Spasm - pain starts for no reason mid rib cage goes up my neck and into my ear, it is unbearable. I visited many specialists before I was finally diagnosed. It is caused by stress. A doctor from the Emergency Department finally told me what to do.

      There is a very simple solution - drink some fizzy drink, soda, cola anything. It stops my pain almost instantly. If there is nothing fizzy/carbonated available, I just drink or whatever is to hand - water will even work if you keep sipping it over a longer period.

      This may not be your problem but what damage can you do trying the solution?

    • Anonymous
      sympathiser
      Feb. 20, 2014

      Thank you thadriglamb, its good to know its a match with my symptoms, I stumbled upon the fizzy drink by accident because I thought the pains where wind related and now I have a namw for it.  Can you tell me if you had a procedure when you were young where they placed a needle in your neck to check if you had a problem with your lungs, I am asking this...

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      Thank you thadriglamb, its good to know its a match with my symptoms, I stumbled upon the fizzy drink by accident because I thought the pains where wind related and now I have a namw for it.  Can you tell me if you had a procedure when you were young where they placed a needle in your neck to check if you had a problem with your lungs, I am asking this because I was thinking it could have been an old scar tissue thing going on.  Thanks for replying. 

  • Aaron
    Feb. 14, 2014

    I for one completely understand what every one is going through giving that I've been going through it off and on for about 18 months.  (More on)  It started randomly when I was traveling for work.  One day the left side of my throat , below and behind the tounge started to feel a bit sore - i thought I had a cold coming on.  But this darn...

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    I for one completely understand what every one is going through giving that I've been going through it off and on for about 18 months.  (More on)  It started randomly when I was traveling for work.  One day the left side of my throat , below and behind the tounge started to feel a bit sore - i thought I had a cold coming on.  But this darn thing wouldn't go away, and got progressively worse.  The soreness, dry, prickly feeling some on here have described as glass stuck etc,  The pain always non-existent in the mornings, then as the day progressed it would get worse.  I was quite worried and went to the emergency room while traveling for wrork, where an ENT doctor stuck a scope down my throat.  Nothing - looks a bit red - but no tumors or anything at all to be worried about - OH MAN!  SO HAPPY!  The next morning I woke up feeling great.  As the day progressed, it started to come back with a vengence.  This has progressed to me visiting my doctor - having a full work up - chest X-rays - and even a specialist referral to see a Gastroenterologist.  Went through that darling of a procedure. All for fearing what many on here have feared - the worst - throat cancer.  Finding -  NOTHING WRONG.  WTF?  I had also made an appointment to see an ENT.  And in Canada - that means wait - wait - wait.  I hope none of you on here have had to wait MONTHS to see a specialist - the kind of fear and anxiety you go through waiting is horrible. I rather just be diagnosed with the worst and start trying to deal with it than to just wait.

     

    My wife has blind faith in doctors and having lost too many friends to cancer  or some other form of illness, it's natural to fear the worst I guess when it hits close to home - I'm clearly a worry wart.   Here's my tips and realizations my fellow sufferers.  She actually teased me for making myself worse.  Perhaps our spouses know us better than we know ourselves.

     

    TAKE ALL GOOGLING WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.  I've come to conclude that if you google up "Ingrown Toe Nail" - you'll inextricably arrive at the conclusion you're dying from cancer.   STOP IT.  Be objective - trust your doctors.

     

    I'm convinced my issues are anxiety /stress related now.  But you can have some limited control over it.   Remember when you were a kid and you had a scab or something and would pick it and make it worse?  Same idea here - if your throat is sore - try to stop swallowing all the time.  That prickly feeling? Do what you can to avoid rubbing those surfaces together on purpose - i did this and it made it SO much worse constantly trying to confirm it was still prickly....... yep....... check again - yep - guess what happens if you rub the same spot over and over again?  YEP RED and SORE!  DUH!

     

    To deal with that lump in your throat feeling? 

     

    Get your rest!  Not getting proper rest will lead to a bad symptpom day.

    Stay hydrated - drink lots of water or tea.

    STAY AWAY from menthol or Halls etc.  They give temporary relief only and will make it worse or if you're on them too much - they will give you thrush - YES - I did that - it sucks.

    Exercise  - it relieves stress.

    Deal with your triggers - anxieties - stressers - whether it be personal issues or work issues, family issues.   life is too short to have to suffer physically through it as well as everything else.  You owe it to yourself to take care of yourself - not worry about yourself.  There is a difference.

     

    I tell myself to just STOP.  I realize fuly that this is difficult for everyone - and that everyone's symptoms are different and handled differently and my deepest sympathy goes out to each and ever one of you.  Post what works for you - but at this point, after much googling and many doctors visits, I've come to realize that this is all phycosamatic.   I've mentioned what works for me to help minimize the impacts of this bizarre affliction - and I hope you find some of it helps.  Good luck - and chin up..... (if your neck isn't sore today - whew - mines not..... today anyway)

  • ratul
    Jan. 25, 2014

    Hello every one. I am going through the same condition. I think everyone is correct. I am suffering from this kind of throat pain. Its very frustrating. I have already Checked By three doctorS. A MD, ENT and DENTAL AND MOUTH EXPERT. all of them said that i am fine. I got the same answer from three of them- its stress disorder.hope this will helpful to others....

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    Hello every one. I am going through the same condition. I think everyone is correct. I am suffering from this kind of throat pain. Its very frustrating. I have already Checked By three doctorS. A MD, ENT and DENTAL AND MOUTH EXPERT. all of them said that i am fine. I got the same answer from three of them- its stress disorder.hope this will helpful to others. And please visit your doctor for check up.

    • Anonymous
      TheBhamBrophyFam
      Feb. 05, 2014
      Hello all, I see some of the dates are pretty recent, which I am glad to see. Most of the time I am looking for answers, the forums are so outdated. Any-who, I am not sure what is going on with me. I googled "painful throbbing ache in ear/neck/throat on my right side". At first I thought maybe its an ear ache, but I am pretty sure that the painful throb is...
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      Hello all, I see some of the dates are pretty recent, which I am glad to see. Most of the time I am looking for answers, the forums are so outdated. Any-who, I am not sure what is going on with me. I googled "painful throbbing ache in ear/neck/throat on my right side". At first I thought maybe its an ear ache, but I am pretty sure that the painful throb is happening is happening on the right side of my throat and is affecting the "ear nerves" right there?? Idk. This is probably the 6th time it's happened in about 2 months. All I know about it, is that it is a pretty unpleasant few hours. Ibuprofen 800, aleve, goodies have been taken different times but nothing seems to make it die down or go away. Which makes me know for sure it isn't an ear ache. I have noticed if I lye down for a bit in the quiet, it does pass quicker. I am very irritable when this pain takes over. When I am lying down I can't wreck my brain as to what is causing this. "Spider laid her eggs in my ear & they are having a ball in there...... The cold weather must have froze out my inner ear....... My daughter is driving me so crazy she literally is a "pain in my neck" .... My throat is infected and is contaminating my body..... I have throat cancer" ALL these things and more take over. I have insurance with BCBS, but for some reason, I just never seen to go the doctor. I've been thinking it is about time to go. Sometimes I have these light migrans. Sometimes I am sitting there and my head and eyes began to ache and I can here echos of myself from my ear drums. It's pretty weird. Not sure if all of these problems relate to this problem or not, but if they do.... Something major is going on with me!! Lately, I've been extremely stressed, but this just sounds odd to me that stress can cause this aweful pain I am feeling. Has anyone had the exact feeling I've had?? (Throbbing painful ache in your jaw area on the right side of your throat/neck/ ear). If so what did the doc say?
  • Anonymous
    Nikkie Rodriguez
    Jan. 13, 2014

    Pain will start if I exert too much effort to anything I do, It will attack me, The only thing I need is to do is to rest or lay down for a seconds, drink water and it will go away. My doctor still checking the problems, hopefully not a serious one. It only started about 6 months ago.

  • Anonymous
    Lad
    Dec. 15, 2013
    Wow I'm amazed to see how many people are suffering from the same kind of throat problems I've been experiencing for months now. I've had everything from a burning sensation to dull pain in the throat to tenderness under the chin in the lymph area to dull pain deep in the ear to a slight lump in the throat to a burning sensation on my face and ears. All of...
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    Wow I'm amazed to see how many people are suffering from the same kind of throat problems I've been experiencing for months now. I've had everything from a burning sensation to dull pain in the throat to tenderness under the chin in the lymph area to dull pain deep in the ear to a slight lump in the throat to a burning sensation on my face and ears. All of it occurs on the right side of my throat and neck. Over the last 8 months the ENT doc has scoped my sinus and throat 3 different times as well as ordered a barium swallow test and he's found nothing other than saying there did appear to be some red irritation which he contributed to reflux and put me on antacid meds which seems to be a popular theme now with ENT docs. Like many of you described the issues are relatively non existent in the early morning and then seem to get worse as the day goes on. I recently took two weeks off work to go on an annual hunting trip. While on vacation all symptoms pretty much totally disappeared which leaves me to believe it all might be anxiety related especially since I've suffered from at least one known panic attack in the past. I don't know what it is and has no idea what to do about it at this point. Very helpless feeling.
    • Taxpayer
      Dec. 29, 2013
      I have had throat and neck discomfort for 6 months now. Left side of throat has globus feeling that radiates up towards side of neck to ear. It is not pain - more like pressure and major discomfort! Had barium swallow tests and CT scan of neck all tests are normal. Saw ENT and he did a scope and he said it is acid reflux. Tried Nexium and Gavascon which did...
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      I have had throat and neck discomfort for 6 months now. Left side of throat has globus feeling that radiates up towards side of neck to ear. It is not pain - more like pressure and major discomfort! Had barium swallow tests and CT scan of neck all tests are normal. Saw ENT and he did a scope and he said it is acid reflux. Tried Nexium and Gavascon which did not help symptoms. I don't drink alcohol and eliminated caffeine. Only thing that seems to help is naproxen which I don't want to take every day. It gets worse later in day and if I talk a lot neck feels like it tightening up. Not having problems swallowing in fact when I eat and drink it gives me some relief. I exercise daily to reduce stress. After seeing 3 doctors I am so frustrated! Not getting answers. I am glad I found there are others out there with similar symptoms.
    • Anonymous
      waggle
      Jan. 24, 2014

      I cant believe how similar your symptoms are to mine, can I ask do you have tinnitus? 

      Whether its anxiety I dont know , but my symptoms seem to be getting worse,  I have pain in my shoulder and going down the arm,.

      my dr has put me on acid reflux meds, well see if they help.

      I have also had vision problems,  which are not pleasant at all .

      the...

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      I cant believe how similar your symptoms are to mine, can I ask do you have tinnitus? 

      Whether its anxiety I dont know , but my symptoms seem to be getting worse,  I have pain in my shoulder and going down the arm,.

      my dr has put me on acid reflux meds, well see if they help.

      I have also had vision problems,  which are not pleasant at all .

      the ones you talked about is swelling and pain in jaw area, but not continued pain also in the ear too, very strange.  

       

      Hope your feeling better as this has been a lkng while now, ive had my pain for three years and cant understand sny of it. Good luck . 

       

       

  • iwillovercome
    Aug. 27, 2013

    I'd been having some major discomfort in the left side of my throat, similar to some other folks in this thread: Sometimes painful but not always, seemed to move around a bit but mostly on the left side, it would feel as though it was moving forward near my tonsils sometimes and then other times it was further back. Upon waking I wouldn't feel it at all but...

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    I'd been having some major discomfort in the left side of my throat, similar to some other folks in this thread: Sometimes painful but not always, seemed to move around a bit but mostly on the left side, it would feel as though it was moving forward near my tonsils sometimes and then other times it was further back. Upon waking I wouldn't feel it at all but by the time I got to work in the morning I'd start to notice it while swallowing, like something was stuck in there and this always-present lump sensation. By the end of the day I'd be in pain and talking would make it worse. However, eating and drinking would make it feel better temporarily. It was the weirdest thing and it lasted for over a month until I finally went to an ENT. He gave me an allergy test via blood sample and though the results showed no extreme allergies, I do have allergies to most trees and dust. Since I live in the Pacific NW and am surrounded by trees, he decided to try Flonase and Allegra. I have to admit I was skeptical. I've had allergies my whole life (never tested before though) and never had this particular set of symptoms. Plus, I have general anxiety disorder and health anxiety, so I thought for sure it was cancer even though I don't have the risk factors. Or, I thought it had to be globus sensation from anxiety. Anyway, after 2 weeks of the new regimen my throat is finally normal again! So I guess my only advice to anyone who's in the boat I was in is go get checked out if you haven't already. I put it off because I don't have insurance right now but I'm so glad I finally went, it was well worth the bill I haven't even received yet - I'm sure it'll be expensive but it beats walking around thinking I have throat cancer! I guess you can't put a price on peace of mind. I was also embarrassed by my anxiety issues and didn't want to waste my ENT's time, but he took me seriously and didn't treat me like an annoyance and guess what, it wasn't "all in my head"! Good luck to everyone suffering from the extreme discomfort of throat symptoms, and thanks to everyone who posted their experiences, it really really helps to know you're not alone when everyone in your family thinks you've "finally just gone crazy for real this time". :)

    • Anonymous
      T. Hill
      Sep. 03, 2013

      This stick jabbing down throat-sensation happened to me twice during the night for the very first time. I could even feel it in my dreams. It affected my left side only. I took ibuprofen when I wokde up and could't get back to sleep, which is anti-inflammation and a muscle relaxant. I just took it for the pain really and within 10 minutes there was complete...

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      This stick jabbing down throat-sensation happened to me twice during the night for the very first time. I could even feel it in my dreams. It affected my left side only. I took ibuprofen when I wokde up and could't get back to sleep, which is anti-inflammation and a muscle relaxant. I just took it for the pain really and within 10 minutes there was complete relief. 6 hours later a dull throb started again so I have taken the more ibuprofen again. Let's see how it pans out. But I am not in pain. Just feels strained when I swallow saliva but only on the left side. I think there may be an inflammation or a muscle strain. Just thinking aloud.

  • Anonymous
    Ethan
    May. 31, 2013
    Hi barbra, i have the same thing it fells like needels are on one side of my mouth i sure its anixety because it never comes only when im having anxiety but anyways pelease anser bye!
  • Anonymous
    maddi
    Sep. 28, 2012

    hello everyone i wanted to let everyone know what may be the cause and most of you are right about your stress and anxiety. its very strange to think that, that could cause such damage to our throat but you could be under more stress than you know and that takes a very harsh toll on your body. to the point, my problem occured a month ago and i was drinking...

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    hello everyone i wanted to let everyone know what may be the cause and most of you are right about your stress and anxiety. its very strange to think that, that could cause such damage to our throat but you could be under more stress than you know and that takes a very harsh toll on your body. to the point, my problem occured a month ago and i was drinking a glass of water with my anti inflammatory that i have never taken before because i had a neck injury in my sleep that pinched a nerve and.messed up the tendon in back of neck which also causes tight muscles. so anyways when i swallowed the pill i had major anxiety not knowing how the pill would effect me so the second glass of water i had i turned my head to set it on the night stand and  thats when i got the sharp pain go down my throat since then it also feels like a lump occompanied by sharp ball on other side that moves around when but not always it feels the same as all you have described, like a piece.of glass and its really hard to swallow my saliva the most also having that fear when eating and making sure i chew my food up very good. i do have acid reflux but this is not the issue since all test are normal and from time to time you may have a bad taste in your throat mouth area.. look into tonsil stones and go buy tera breath toothpaste and mouth wash, follow.directions and be faithful to it daily you can buy it at walmart. if that does not help and acid reflux medications dont either then it is a musclein the throat do exercises for throat and tounge. it will mess with your voice box but dont worry to much im not a dr but you can cure it with simple neck exercises and less stress if you really want to put all your will and have faith..simple stress changes even when you drive your car to a simple phone call dont get anxious that will cause the anxirty. go to a yoga class, sit in quiet with deep breathing go for a walk with calming music that you would probably never listen to. dont think of your problem even when it wants to flair up on you. you can control your body by mind over matter but it takes time and effort to not stress about it. i am on my road to sucess and i want the best for you all. im here to help god bless you all and your never alone

    • Adefdollar
      Oct. 03, 2012
      I had this since 2010..but iv being able to manage this issue i try to be happy at all cost and not to focus on the troath,bcoz whenever i remember i had an issue wit my troath thats when its comes back when i do morning exercise its feels great for weeks malaria drug also help in this bcoz it make u feel relax allthough sometimes conc saliver..but its ok ..the...
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      I had this since 2010..but iv being able to manage this issue i try to be happy at all cost and not to focus on the troath,bcoz whenever i remember i had an issue wit my troath thats when its comes back when i do morning exercise its feels great for weeks malaria drug also help in this bcoz it make u feel relax allthough sometimes conc saliver..but its ok ..the causes of these troath inconvinience are *bad memories *over thinking *thaking thing too serious..take life easy because whenever an happy i dbt feel d pain or when with friends.Alcohol also work i.e hot one but not much *dont eat food that contains fat *eat proteineous food and vitamins *watch comedy movies *cough syrup also a good peal for diss it make u relax *gym as well. *avoid cold most of the time and too much of sault *pray to God forget it...dont focus on the troath ..try nd get bussy all d time also rest .pine apple also cool lastly harb..is the best.. ..thanks to God am releaf i only feel it when i eat fat foods or burd .am a banker..work faster than people that are complete i play football sonetimez three matches in a day and i goto the studio to sing just to be happy all these are best way to fight nervousness
    • maddi
      Oct. 08, 2012

      thank you im going to try things.you said.that i havent yet done and your right i do still feel it when i eat certain things but im going to go get my ears cleaned and then try a sinus flush. sometimes i good get a tweek on the side of throat that bothers me but it goes away if i stop and focua on something else. i think iy is something that can be cured but...

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      thank you im going to try things.you said.that i havent yet done and your right i do still feel it when i eat certain things but im going to go get my ears cleaned and then try a sinus flush. sometimes i good get a tweek on the side of throat that bothers me but it goes away if i stop and focua on something else. i think iy is something that can be cured but takes time and effort. thank you again and i will pray for all of us this can only be a huge pain of misery but that where we come in and control our own thoughts and emotions. the healing process for all we know may be a link to something else but this issue we all have will not kill us so dont get your anxiety up our bodies all link togethet tjats why im getting ears cleaned and sinus flush. god bless and just keep yourself at ease thank you for the support and help goodluck and ill let you know if anything helped.!

  • Tina
    Sep. 13, 2012

    Hi,

     

    It's a relief to know that I'm not the only one feeling this.

     

    Up until last year, I have never lost my voice.  I work in a call center so I talk all day long.  I have had a history of throat infections, which were always cured with anitbiotics but again, never lost my voice.  Last year, I got another infection, lost my voice...

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    Hi,

     

    It's a relief to know that I'm not the only one feeling this.

     

    Up until last year, I have never lost my voice.  I work in a call center so I talk all day long.  I have had a history of throat infections, which were always cured with anitbiotics but again, never lost my voice.  Last year, I got another infection, lost my voice completely and it took over a month to get it back.  When I got it back, it has never been the same.  I can't speak in loud places such as a restaurant, and my throat always feels like there is a small lump which forces me to keep swallowing.  Since last year, my throat is so sensitive. Even a common cold will cause me to lose my voice.

     

    My doctor put me on medication for reflux which did not really help.  

     

    In June I came across another throat infection, lost my voice again, same situation as last year. Once the infeciton was gone, my throat took over 2 months to feel slightly normal but it feels like there are leisons or bumps there.  And speaking in a strain everyday.  I haven't been to work for 3 months, already limiting my speech to almost nothing each day yet when I do speak, the lump in my throat gets larger.  

     

    Two ENT specialists has stated they see nothing.  I have been on reflux medication for 3 months now.  I have been referred to speech therapy which is not for another 2 months.  My doctor thinks that this lump in only in my mind....but I can FEEL it.

     

    This has completely disrupted my personal life and obviously my work, not be able to use my voice normally.

     

    After reading all these posts, I'm thinking it may be stress related??  I am not all that stressed as I have been off work.  Although the stress of not knowing what is wrong with my voice or throat could be a factor without me really knowing it.  I sleep fine and do not have any real life events happening either.

     

    But my voice/throat issue has been unchanged for over a 1.5 yrs already.  It's so frustrating.  My last hope is to see how the speech therapy works out.

     

    Thanks for everyones post!

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sep. 26, 2012

      Hi,

       

      I have this globus feeling or whatever since a little bit more then one month now. After some wrong posture and crying a lot, I suddenly had a severe globus feeling. It became less intensive but still remains lightly on the surface. I don't have any pain or dificulties swallowing. My doctor says it's a strained muscle and nerve in my throat and that...

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      Hi,

       

      I have this globus feeling or whatever since a little bit more then one month now. After some wrong posture and crying a lot, I suddenly had a severe globus feeling. It became less intensive but still remains lightly on the surface. I don't have any pain or dificulties swallowing. My doctor says it's a strained muscle and nerve in my throat and that it needs time. I still think it's cancer, I always think it's the worst. I do have hypochondriac symptoms. Whatever is happening to me, I think the worst case scenario. It feels like slight cramps in my throat, they don't hurt, it's tingling and it's never a long lasting problem (goes away after some seconds). Does anyone haves or senses the same? Thanks.

  • sarawaters
    Sep. 13, 2012

    I have been on a quest to find out why my throat hurts so much that by the end of the day I can barely speak.  It's hoarse, raspy and then almost gone.  I have spent literally thousands of dollars for different kinds of doctors to tell me that they see nothing physically wrong and that it's probably acid reflux. 

     

    This morning,...

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    I have been on a quest to find out why my throat hurts so much that by the end of the day I can barely speak.  It's hoarse, raspy and then almost gone.  I have spent literally thousands of dollars for different kinds of doctors to tell me that they see nothing physically wrong and that it's probably acid reflux. 

     

    This morning, my throat felt fine until I started having a conversation with someone at work that I do not like and it is always very uncomfortable for me, so I try very hard to disguise my feelings (although the person feels the same way).  While I was talking, I noticed my throat started hurting badly and it dawned on me that the anxiety/stress I was feeling caused the pain!  No kidding!  It is killing me right now.  However, that being said, I had sourdough toast with butter, and am drinking warm water with honey in it.  Maybe a food is causing the pain?  You see, there is always the "burning" question as to what is actually causing the daily pain in my throat.  But I am leaning towards anxiety.  If that is the cause, I'm doomed, because I am very medication resistant.  :-(((   

    • Anonymous
      Mms
      Jan. 21, 2014
      I am having a serious discomfort on my neck, ear and throat. This has been happening for many years now. I have scoped sinuses, done barium swallow, sonar and pandenoscopy and seems well. I even removed my wisdom teeth. With these I am put on antacid med which don't help anyway.
  • kitty
    Jul. 01, 2012

    can anyone help please. i get a sensation in my throat that feels like its raw. it is almost like when you have a sore throat from a bad cough but no cough. i have it ever day mainly in the afternoon. i never wake up with it. some people seem to think i am going through the menopause, as i have hot flushes, my gums bleed and i am always tired. please some body...

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    can anyone help please. i get a sensation in my throat that feels like its raw. it is almost like when you have a sore throat from a bad cough but no cough. i have it ever day mainly in the afternoon. i never wake up with it. some people seem to think i am going through the menopause, as i have hot flushes, my gums bleed and i am always tired. please some body help thanks xxxx

     

     

     

    • Anonymous
      ellen
      Jul. 10, 2012

      reading the preceding paragraphs has been heplful.  I have had the throat lump and burning on one side for months.  Saw 2 GPs they found nothing wrong. I went to an ENT. A light was inserted through the nose and down the throat. He stated i have to make sure you don't have cancer! The ENT diagnosed Globus. It's hard to believe this is stress related....

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      reading the preceding paragraphs has been heplful.  I have had the throat lump and burning on one side for months.  Saw 2 GPs they found nothing wrong. I went to an ENT. A light was inserted through the nose and down the throat. He stated i have to make sure you don't have cancer! The ENT diagnosed Globus. It's hard to believe this is stress related. i inquired about the burning; he said I don't know, take some Nexium. 

      I have other odd "stress"related issues including one which brought me to a neuro opthamologist.  Many tests were first done by an optomitrist. She sent me to the 2nd Dr. A series of tests and the diagnosis is stress  and fatigue. I have to go back in a few weeks "just to see if there are any changes"  Symptom is best described by a blending and bending of the lines in the road and blurred vision. 

      Stress it seems is a powerful component to dis-orders.  Problem is those who do not experience the psychologicaland physical pain of those who experience it's odd symptoms don't seem to believe the debilitating effects are actually real.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan. 03, 2010

    I am so miserable! I've been suffering from a cycle of mouth ulcers, cold sores, and geographic tongue symptoms for almost 4 months! It's completely turned my life upside down as I can't eat how I used to or do the spontaneous things I did. I've dropped 7-10lbs (not a good way to diet) and can't eat some things that I used to love. Said goodbye to alcohol :(...

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    I am so miserable! I've been suffering from a cycle of mouth ulcers, cold sores, and geographic tongue symptoms for almost 4 months! It's completely turned my life upside down as I can't eat how I used to or do the spontaneous things I did. I've dropped 7-10lbs (not a good way to diet) and can't eat some things that I used to love. Said goodbye to alcohol :( Pretty devistating. I get tired and cut down on activity. Doc says I need to stop worrying and keep myself from stressing. But how the heck do you relax when you wake up in pain every morning. I've been on Valtrex for atleast 1 month (1 500mg/day) and don't notice a difference. I've taken liver function tests and HSV1-2 tests (twice!)and all were negative! Doc says even tho tests are neg, it may have just not read it right. False negatives?..twice!? I'm worried that it maybe some other virus or disease. At this point, I just want some freakin' relief from these oral irritations. I want them to go away. Can anyone out there help me out?

    • Anonymous
      Lisa
      Mar. 06, 2010

      Glad to hear I am not the only one with these problems. I have had them for about 4 years now and was also baffled by all the "lump in the throat" stuff that is well known, but this is sooo different. The spines and hoarseness and sometimes tickles feel so much like a major illness. But as one fellow victim pointed out their Doc said it would be constant even...

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      Glad to hear I am not the only one with these problems. I have had them for about 4 years now and was also baffled by all the "lump in the throat" stuff that is well known, but this is sooo different. The spines and hoarseness and sometimes tickles feel so much like a major illness. But as one fellow victim pointed out their Doc said it would be constant even in the mornings if it was a disease. Right now I dont have any usefull suggestions as I am only just now (and thanks to the forum) realising this is probably not able to be medically treated but maybe up to me. Good luck to all. Thanks so much for your honesty it sharing its greatly appreciated and goes a long way to knowing I am not alone. xxx

    • Barbara
      Mar. 08, 2010

      Hi Lisa,

      I felt the same as you do, just knowing that you are not alone with this problem really helps.( I thought I was going insane until I found this web-site.) now I know that it IS stress related as the more stressed I am the worse it becomes. Iam now able to live with it and cope with it. Good Luck.

      Barbara.   

    • Anonymous
      Natalie
      Mar. 13, 2011

      Hello all, I've been dealing with similar pains for the last coupld yrs plus very bothersome palipitations and have had the run around with my doc/ENT/Neurologist/and Cardiologist as well......nobody is sure what the hecks going on...one did suggest panic attacks, but I have had a few of those in the past and KNOW what they feel like. Not saying it isn't...

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      Hello all, I've been dealing with similar pains for the last coupld yrs plus very bothersome palipitations and have had the run around with my doc/ENT/Neurologist/and Cardiologist as well......nobody is sure what the hecks going on...one did suggest panic attacks, but I have had a few of those in the past and KNOW what they feel like. Not saying it isn't anxiety realated....which does kinda run in the fam. (i.e. Panic attacks) but for me at least I've found it to somehow be linked with possibly a hormonal imbalance. Didn't start having these issues until I was on birth control for a  couple of years. After I got off of them for several months it subsided (both paliptations and pain) UNTIL I got pregnant this past fall and both have creeped back into my life!...SO...trying to link hormones to these "anxiety" symtoms...What do you think?????

       

  • Anonymous
    YoungNative
    Dec. 04, 2009

    hey! my name is mariah. i go threw the same thing. its really agravating and painful. i also havve fear of eating to. but im only 15. im trying to go threw therapy for help but i dont think that will help. usually i try not to think about it and i focuse my mind on something different. sometimes it doesnt work but most of the time it does. some things that...

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    hey! my name is mariah. i go threw the same thing. its really agravating and painful. i also havve fear of eating to. but im only 15. im trying to go threw therapy for help but i dont think that will help. usually i try not to think about it and i focuse my mind on something different. sometimes it doesnt work but most of the time it does. some things that may help is like getting on the computer,texting and maybe talking to someone i even try cleaning to get my mind on something different. Well hopefully this works! GoodLuck!!!Wink

  • Anonymous
    Saeid
    Oct. 18, 2009

    Hi Everyone:

     

    I have a similar pain on the left hand side of my Throut. Its on he left hand side of the thyroid gland and slightly inside.

     

    I know for sure that my pain is because of stress as I only get this pain prior to Examination period or if I am stressed for any other reason. There is a direct correlation between the stress and the pain as...

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    Hi Everyone:

     

    I have a similar pain on the left hand side of my Throut. Its on he left hand side of the thyroid gland and slightly inside.

     

    I know for sure that my pain is because of stress as I only get this pain prior to Examination period or if I am stressed for any other reason. There is a direct correlation between the stress and the pain as the more stress I have the more pain I get and also at worse stages I am not able to swallow food. If I do swallow anything I will vomit it back as it wil not go down my oesophagus.

     

    I have not used any medication for this and also have not started on any medication resently. I believe the only problem is stress and anxiety for me and similar to everyone else my GP has not been able to help to reduce the pain.

     

    I have had this problem for around 7 years now.

     

    I have had blood tests, barium swallow test and also had my throut looked at with a camera/tube. Nothing visible to the eye or nothing abnormal in the tests.

     

    If anyone know what the reason might be let me know please? I am still not sure what the pain is caused by as I feel there might be an inflameed lymph node or something similar that is recurrent.

     

    Thanks,

     

    • Anonymous
      Diana C.
      Oct. 20, 2009

      Well at least it has a name.  I have suffered with this anxiety induced "condition" for at least seven years following a traumatic work situation in which I endured harassment and threats.  Trying to stick it out, I stayed in the job much too long and have been gone from the place four years now.  After leaving this condition my doctor called...

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      Well at least it has a name.  I have suffered with this anxiety induced "condition" for at least seven years following a traumatic work situation in which I endured harassment and threats.  Trying to stick it out, I stayed in the job much too long and have been gone from the place four years now.  After leaving this condition my doctor called anxiety induced laryngeal spasms have decreased but return from time-to-time - usually when I think or talk about the above work situation.  I was on anti-anxiety medication for a long time but finally got off of that but must confess the pain, which feels like there is a golf ball lodged in my throat, is alleviated by either a glass of wine or beer because it helps relax the muscles.  

       

      I am so relieved to find others out there know about this condition and it is not all in my head and am grateful my doctor knew how much stress I was under and could diagnose the problem properly.  The only remedy I have used is to alleviate as much stress as possible and try to relax using soft music, glass of wine, warm bath and good book.  I have tried no other alternative remedies as my problem doesn't sound as serious or debilitating as some already mentioned although it was bad enough to send me to the Internet where I found your posts.

       

      Thank you for sharing your experiences so I could know it wasn't all in my head either.  If I ever hear of any other treatment, I will be sure to come back and relay it to you all.  Take care.

       

       

  • Anonymous
    Teresa
    May. 05, 2009

    I get this pain in my throat your describing and it's horrible.  I don't know why this works for me but it does...

    Swollowing anything is very hard so sometimes I have to use a straw and begin with very small sips, but I keep a warm diet dr. pepper in the house for this very reason. I don't know if it's all the carbonation or the sugar or what, but...

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    I get this pain in my throat your describing and it's horrible.  I don't know why this works for me but it does...

    Swollowing anything is very hard so sometimes I have to use a straw and begin with very small sips, but I keep a warm diet dr. pepper in the house for this very reason. I don't know if it's all the carbonation or the sugar or what, but it helps to loosen up my throat and lessen the pain which ends up going into my chest if I don't do something.  I try to breathe, tell myself it's anxiety, I caused it and only I can make it go away.  I don't drink soda's and I use sugar rarely.  Changing my diet has significantly reduced my anxiety.  I eat only fresh fruits, vegis and lean meat, fish and chicken now.  No more hot flashes, no more headaches and very little anxiety.  I went from being on anxiety meds for years to a healthy diet (for me) and my loyal diet dr pepper.  I pray it works for you.  I know it sounds silly, but if someone told me to eat a tablespoon of dirt that it would help, I would have tried it!!!  Best of luck. 

  • Anonymous
    jp
    Apr. 14, 2009

    After searching the net for a long time I finally found people with the same symptoms. It's a bit comforting.

     

    For two weeks I was drained of energy - a total zombie.  Then I woke up one day constantly swallowing.  That day the doctor checked my ear/nose/throat for swelling or strep or infection and things like that.  Everything was fine. ...

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    After searching the net for a long time I finally found people with the same symptoms. It's a bit comforting.

     

    For two weeks I was drained of energy - a total zombie.  Then I woke up one day constantly swallowing.  That day the doctor checked my ear/nose/throat for swelling or strep or infection and things like that.  Everything was fine. 

     

    The next day I was still swallowing but not as much.  I had a flouroscopy (xray) which showed nothing and blood tests which revealed normal white blood cell count. 

     

    I tried nexium for a week, and while it calmed my throat, I still had issues.

     

    Things got "better" but now I sometimes feel sharp pains in my throat or that I am swallowing something that hangs on the side of my throat.  It constantly switches.  Sometimes the pricking sensation is above my voicebox.

     

    Finally 1 month later I got in to an ENT.  He looked down my throat (by using that thing that goes through the nose) and he said my throat looked fine.  He said everything was stress related.

     

    While I could swear there is a fish bone logded in my throat, it probably is just stress.  I just finished going through a stressfull time in my life, so the timing makes sense.

     

    I figure the reason I was so tired was that the tenseness caused sleep apnea like conditions that was waking me up. 

     

    Vitamins, exercise and keep to a regular schedule with plenty of rest seem to be helping the most.

     

    Stress can physcially manifest problems.  So when the doc says it's stress, they don't mean it lightly and it doesn't mean it's all in your head.  It will take time, but with the right care, I am sure we can all get over this.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb. 17, 2009

    I have the same thing you all speak of. Mine began with 2 weeks of mild discomfort and then turned to a sharp pain on the right side of my throat. I could feel the area in my throat and it was very hard to swallow, like there was an obstruction. So I had an endoscopic and the x-rays becasue I could barely swallow at one point. Neither proved or showed anything...

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    I have the same thing you all speak of. Mine began with 2 weeks of mild discomfort and then turned to a sharp pain on the right side of my throat. I could feel the area in my throat and it was very hard to swallow, like there was an obstruction. So I had an endoscopic and the x-rays becasue I could barely swallow at one point. Neither proved or showed anything and left me wonder WTF happened. It's been 3 weeks now and my throat is back to a mild discomfort?? The drs didn't mention anything to me about stress, but it could be, becasue I'm very stressed.

    • BARBARA
      Feb. 20, 2009

      Hi, Although you may not feel it,you are lucky that after only 3 weeks your throat is back to mild discomfort. Like you I had an endoscopic ect. that found nothing and have tried lots of different treatments but after over 3 years my throat is still as bad as ever,it feels like I have sharp broken pieces of glass under my tongue,and this I am assured by the...

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      Hi, Although you may not feel it,you are lucky that after only 3 weeks your throat is back to mild discomfort. Like you I had an endoscopic ect. that found nothing and have tried lots of different treatments but after over 3 years my throat is still as bad as ever,it feels like I have sharp broken pieces of glass under my tongue,and this I am assured by the experts is caused by stress,although none of them seem to know how to deel with it I live in hope.    Good Luck.

  • Anonymous
    K.A.D.
    May. 19, 2008

    I am in the same situation you are. I have been diagnosed with anxiety for a while now, and medication helps, but recently I started getting that feeling in my throat as well.

    I have not found anything that has worked for it, but just wanted to let you know your not the only one.

    • BARBARA
      May. 20, 2008

      Thanks your comment, it helps to know that I`m not the only one,

      I hope you find something to stop the throat pains soon and don`t suffer with it as long as I have for 3 years now.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • Anonymous
      Patricia Pointer
      Jul. 29, 2008

      I am so happy to run across your posts.  I have been very worried about my adult son, age 32, who has this problem from time to time.  Normally, it lasts a day or so and goes away.  This time it has been 3 days and still hurting.  He is going to the doctor today, so hopefully he can get some relief. 

       

      He suffers from severe allergies,...

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      I am so happy to run across your posts.  I have been very worried about my adult son, age 32, who has this problem from time to time.  Normally, it lasts a day or so and goes away.  This time it has been 3 days and still hurting.  He is going to the doctor today, so hopefully he can get some relief. 

       

      He suffers from severe allergies, asthma and some immune problems, but this is totally out of the ordinary.  He recently had pain in the right side of his face going up to the top of his head.  He thought it was a jaw tooth but the dentist told him his teeth were fine.  The dentist thought it may be muscular, but the nurse practitioner thought it may be allergies.  After a week or so it went away, and now this has returned a few weeks later.

       

      I'm curious if any of you have thought that alcohol consumption could contribute to this?  Just a thought, and I have not read that anywhere else.

       

      Thanks again for all the posts!

       

      Tricia

    • BARBARA
      Jul. 29, 2008

      Hello Patricia.

                        Sorry to hear about your son but at least he has the pain in short spells although to him thats bad enough, as for allergies being the cause I have suffered constantly and have on allergies at all. I have been assured by my G.P. that it is...

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      Hello Patricia.

                        Sorry to hear about your son but at least he has the pain in short spells although to him thats bad enough, as for allergies being the cause I have suffered constantly and have on allergies at all. I have been assured by my G.P. that it is stress related and I must say that on days when it is not so bad any form of stress makes it increase a lot. As for alcohol, I used to enjoy the occasional drink but now I cannot drink any alcohol at all as this makes it a lot more painful so saddly I now avoid alcohol completely.

       I hope your son finds a way to beat it soon.

      Regards Barbara.

    • Anonymous
      Sally
      Sep. 06, 2008

      I'm new here...but I have had pain in my throat and sensation of something in my throat off and on for the past 3 months.  I finally went to an ENT today after my primary care doctor referred me to him.  My primary originally diagnosed me with throat acid reflux...but after 3 months of Nexium, I only had more problems.   My ENT visit went...

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      I'm new here...but I have had pain in my throat and sensation of something in my throat off and on for the past 3 months.  I finally went to an ENT today after my primary care doctor referred me to him.  My primary originally diagnosed me with throat acid reflux...but after 3 months of Nexium, I only had more problems.   My ENT visit went very well today.  He said it is all stress related.  Explained it as being many muscles in the throat getting cramped up, like a leg cramp and it can cause spasms in the voice box and throat muscles...causing the pain.  i've also been losing my voice frequently.  He actually referred me to a Speech Therapist because he said for some reason the stress I have is causing me to project my voice differently and causing me to have a weak voice.  He did stick something done my throat to look at it and found no lesions or infection.  His diagnosis was STRESS...elimate STRESS.  He also said..do not clear your throat..it is very damaging.  If you feel like you need to clear your throat, drink something or put a mint/gum in your mouth....do not clear it!  Good luck to all. 

    • Anonymous
      Sally
      Sep. 06, 2008

      also....my throat doesn't hurt in the morning either.  It progressively starts and gets worse throughout the day.  My doctor said if it were cancer or a tumor, the pain would be constant and i would lose my voice all the time instead of occassionally.  He said pain that is also sometimes in my jaw or ears is probably referred pain from the throat...

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      also....my throat doesn't hurt in the morning either.  It progressively starts and gets worse throughout the day.  My doctor said if it were cancer or a tumor, the pain would be constant and i would lose my voice all the time instead of occassionally.  He said pain that is also sometimes in my jaw or ears is probably referred pain from the throat muscle spasms.  Hope this helps someone because I have seriously thought i had some kind of cancer for the past 3 months now....and it probably only STRESSED me out more!!!  I can relax now at least knowing what it is.  Massages may help the stress?  I'm gonna try it.

    • Steven
      Apr. 11, 2011

      Sally thanks for your input on this matter I to also suffer with this pain in the back of my throat and sometimes in my lower jaw, IT'S NOT FUN i went to the ER 3 weeks ago i thought i was having another heart attak they did an EKG and a EXRAY of my heart found nothing. So the next day i went to a caropractor they told me i had a pinched nerve in my neck, well...

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      Sally thanks for your input on this matter I to also suffer with this pain in the back of my throat and sometimes in my lower jaw, IT'S NOT FUN i went to the ER 3 weeks ago i thought i was having another heart attak they did an EKG and a EXRAY of my heart found nothing. So the next day i went to a caropractor they told me i had a pinched nerve in my neck, well he snapped my neck and i felt better for the rest of the day. I have been seeing him 2 times a week now but it's not helping anymore,now he tells me that it could be, yes you guessed it STRESS. so i have been dealing with this pain on my own, it really hurts when i do something like push a lawnmower or something on that order. I hate the feeling of this pain it's like pins or glass inside of me. I am glad im not the only person that experiances this not that i wish this on anyone but it makes me feel more at ease. So once again thanks for your word on this. PS i hope that all of you who have this problem will figure out a way to releave this pain and when you do PLEASE LET ME KNOW! thanks   Steven

    • Tina
      Sep. 13, 2012

      Hi Sally,

       

      Thanks for your post.  I have the exactly problem you have with my voice.  I have also been referred for voice therapy...in two months.

       

      I am fine when I wake up in the morning, but then my throat starts to feel as though there is a lump when I swallow and if I talk, it swells even larger.  I lose my voice easliy and seems...

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      Hi Sally,

       

      Thanks for your post.  I have the exactly problem you have with my voice.  I have also been referred for voice therapy...in two months.

       

      I am fine when I wake up in the morning, but then my throat starts to feel as though there is a lump when I swallow and if I talk, it swells even larger.  I lose my voice easliy and seems as though I am straining to talk.  I have had this problem for over a year and a half now.  My voice is weak and this has disrupted my work/personal life greatly.

       

      I know your post was awhile ago.  Did your situation improve??  Did the speech therapy help?

       

      Thanks

  • Anonymous
    nickster
    Feb. 05, 2008

    Hi there,

     

    I am so pleased i'm not the only one! i had problems swallowing vitamin pills for months and had an endoscopy which revealed nothing. then this finally went away to my great relief but has recently been replaced by a sharp jabbing like pain on the right side of my neck (to right of windpipe) particularly when i drink hot drinks, am stressed...

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    Hi there,

     

    I am so pleased i'm not the only one! i had problems swallowing vitamin pills for months and had an endoscopy which revealed nothing. then this finally went away to my great relief but has recently been replaced by a sharp jabbing like pain on the right side of my neck (to right of windpipe) particularly when i drink hot drinks, am stressed or move my head in an awkward position suddenly. its like a deep bruise and i don't have it for a few hours after i wake up then in gets more frequent as the day progresses. whoops sorry to rant but so relieved to have got rid of the globus or is this just another manifestion? history of depression and anxiety unsurprisingly... any ideas?  

    • BARBARA
      Feb. 09, 2008

      Hi nickster,

      Your problem sounds almost identical to mine, a long history of depression & anxiety ect. I also had a year unable to swollow solid food, this finally went only to be replaced with the sharp jabbing pains in the throat the same as you, this I have had for almost 2 years now and believe me I have tried everything to cure it but to no avail, it...

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      Hi nickster,

      Your problem sounds almost identical to mine, a long history of depression & anxiety ect. I also had a year unable to swollow solid food, this finally went only to be replaced with the sharp jabbing pains in the throat the same as you, this I have had for almost 2 years now and believe me I have tried everything to cure it but to no avail, it seems that the medical experts have no answer although they assure me that it is stress related,

      I just live in hope that it goes as it came :-with reason.

      Sorry but I have run out of ideas.

      good luck. Regards. Barbara.

    • nickster
      Feb. 10, 2008

      Hi Barbara,

      I am using arnica which is great for bruises, strains and swelling and this really seems to be helping, together with New Era Kali. phos. No. 6. Also not irritating it by drinking room temp liquids (although godwilling hot drinks seem fine now). It does seem worse with stress which fits in with what you say. I use emwave biofeedback which helps me...

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      Hi Barbara,

      I am using arnica which is great for bruises, strains and swelling and this really seems to be helping, together with New Era Kali. phos. No. 6. Also not irritating it by drinking room temp liquids (although godwilling hot drinks seem fine now). It does seem worse with stress which fits in with what you say. I use emwave biofeedback which helps me with general relaxation but isn't everyones cup of tea. Poor you having this for so long, i suppose at least you should be reassured by the medical consensus. Interesting we have both had globus, makes it even more likely its a tension thing. Have you tried acupuncture?

    • BARBARA
      Feb. 11, 2008

      Hi nickster,

                       Yes I have tried acupuncture, hypnotherapy, reflexolagy  &  a course of  C.B.T. therapy,  none of them really helped, I will try using arnica,ect. that you suggest. Thanks.

  • Anonymous
    Tony
    Jan. 06, 2008

    Hi,

    I  have just read your stream and thought id join in as I have the same issue.

     

    Ive had health anxiety for years,panic attacks etc.

     

    My throat is painful around the soft palate area,feels like needles or or a burning sensation.It is usualy not bad in the morning and gets worse through the day.It improves for a time when I eat.Hot drinks make...

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    Hi,

    I  have just read your stream and thought id join in as I have the same issue.

     

    Ive had health anxiety for years,panic attacks etc.

     

    My throat is painful around the soft palate area,feels like needles or or a burning sensation.It is usualy not bad in the morning and gets worse through the day.It improves for a time when I eat.Hot drinks make it worse. Alcohol stops it whilst drinking but maks it worse the next day. Sometimes my whole mouth is sore. I think its caused by focusing on it which makes you grit your teeth and swallow incorectly which dries out and irritates the oral tissues.Pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth does this as well which is also somthing I do,all subconciously. When I realise I am doing it I have a mouth full of saliva which I have to then conciously swallow, this is painful. 

    The more you focus on it the worse it is.

    Did anyone discover if these are symptoms of globus? I have not found any info that talks about a sore throat or mouth related to globus only choking or feeling somthing stuck in your throat which I dont get.

    This is the second time I have had it after over two years without it. Ive been to docs on several occasions so this and the fact it went away show me its not serious just debilitating and upseting.

    Anyway hope you have both got better since last posts. 

     

     

    • BARBARA
      Jan. 09, 2008

      Hi Tony, Thanks for your comments, at last I have found someone who has exactly the same problem as me,even professionals I have seen (and I`ve seen many ) say they have not come across this before. I was begining to believe I was the only person with it. sorry if it sounds cruel but its a relief to know somebody else has it.

      your symptoms sound exactly...

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      Hi Tony, Thanks for your comments, at last I have found someone who has exactly the same problem as me,even professionals I have seen (and I`ve seen many ) say they have not come across this before. I was begining to believe I was the only person with it. sorry if it sounds cruel but its a relief to know somebody else has it.

      your symptoms sound exactly like mine, but I have found that by concentrating on the needles I can move them to a more comfortable position,although I know its all in the mind,it helps.

      all the Docs I have seen have assured me that it is stress related even though they can offer no cure.they suggest a course of C.B.T.treatment, which I tried but no good.

      just have to keep searching and hoping.

      Regards, Barbara. 

    • Anonymous
      John
      Jan. 22, 2008

      Hi Barbara, I'm not sure if I can be of help or not but I have recently found a way of finding some relief from this problem. Is your pain on one side or both? If it's on one side you may be able to learn to transfer the tension to the other side. My pain in on one side and I found that by tensing the muscles on the other side of my throat in the right...

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      Hi Barbara, I'm not sure if I can be of help or not but I have recently found a way of finding some relief from this problem. Is your pain on one side or both? If it's on one side you may be able to learn to transfer the tension to the other side. My pain in on one side and I found that by tensing the muscles on the other side of my throat in the right place it alleviated the spasm that was causing the pain. At first it was only a slight relief but I'm getting the hang of it now, once I found the right muscles (that matched the ones that were tense but on the other side) it's become possible to seriously decrease the pain. Also I wonder that if this could be done for a prolonged time it would even allow the damaged muscles to heal. The problem of stress and tension will still be there and it's possible that the muscles on the other side may start getting a bit rough but a chance to actually heal the damaged muscle even for a period would be a godsend. If your pain is on one side then I would definitely suggest trying to transfer the tension in this way and if not it may be possible to transfer the tension to the more robust neck muscles, I remember a couple of times the pain moved from my throat into the neck in the past and that was a slight relief.

       

      The thing is it must be good to give the really sore parts a rest... Anyhow, however you are doing I wish you all the best. By the way, (this is important) the tension probbably starts at the base of the throat, near the voicebox, and not higher, even if it feels worse higher up. If you can find the right muscle it's like a trigger...  

       

      I remember talking about the possibility of a repetitive strain injury caused by too much nose blowing; I'm not sure if this was of any help, I thought that this could be the cause for my problem (I'm an obsessive nose blower) although after a few weeks of hoping I'm not sure that worked. The transferred tension thing is much better.

    • BARBARA
      Jan. 28, 2008
      Hello John, thanks for your comments they are a big help,and yes like you my pain is on one side( or at least in one place,sometimes one side,sometimes the other side and sometimes central.) and I to have found that with practice I can "move it" with muscle tensing,almost like moving the pain with my tougue to a more comfortable position or at least...
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      Hello John, thanks for your comments they are a big help,and yes like you my pain is on one side( or at least in one place,sometimes one side,sometimes the other side and sometimes central.) and I to have found that with practice I can "move it" with muscle tensing,almost like moving the pain with my tougue to a more comfortable position or at least a less painful position,but as soon as I swallow it moves back to its orriganal painful place, maybe with more practice I will master this Demon.
  • Anonymous
    John
    Jun. 06, 2007

    I seem to have a similar condition. On my right side I have a feeling like a snooker que gouging my throat (pressing up) whenever I get stresed, and at other times it feels like glass, like you say. I have tried medication for thrush, tonsilitus, sinusitus, even hay fever. No luck.


    I do find that when I eat something I feel better (so I frequently chew gum)...

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    I seem to have a similar condition. On my right side I have a feeling like a snooker que gouging my throat (pressing up) whenever I get stresed, and at other times it feels like glass, like you say. I have tried medication for thrush, tonsilitus, sinusitus, even hay fever. No luck.


    I do find that when I eat something I feel better (so I frequently chew gum) and when I drink a little wine I feel a lot better :-) the muscles relax... After a long sleep I'm fine for an hour or so.


    The weird thing is I have found small signs of infection in my throat suggesting this is not a stress thing and so I wonder, how did antibiotics fail to help, and why does the pain come in spasms? Nightmare.


    All the best

    • BARBARA
      Jun. 07, 2007

      hello John, at last there is somebody with a similar condition.I know it sounds bad,but I was begining to think I was the only person suffering this.


      I see you have tried many kinds of medication,I to have done this,even prescribed drugs,with no luck,also lots of alternative treatment,e.g.Acupuncture,Reflexology,massage afull course of C.B.T.and nothing helped....

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      hello John, at last there is somebody with a similar condition.I know it sounds bad,but I was begining to think I was the only person suffering this.


      I see you have tried many kinds of medication,I to have done this,even prescribed drugs,with no luck,also lots of alternative treatment,e.g.Acupuncture,Reflexology,massage afull course of C.B.T.and nothing helped.


      As with you the onlytimemy pain goes is when I am eating.Also like you I get signs(like a kind of rash) on my neck where the pain is,so Iwonder if its not a medical problem,but my G.P.& many other consultants assure me that its all due to stress. let me know if you find anything to cure it.


      good luck & all the best.


      Barbara.

    • Anonymous
      John
      Nov. 12, 2007
      Hi Barbara, sorry to leave it so long. I wonder how you are. I still have the same problem. One holistic healer told me that sometimes when there is a vertibrae out of place it can cause cronic throat (rather than neck) pain, and so my next step is to see a chiropractor incase this is the problem. I wonder if this could help you. All the best.
    • BARBARA
      Nov. 12, 2007

      Hi John,  Sorry to hear that you still have your throat proplem, I to have had no change, still suffering. it has hurt for so long now that I am trying to just accept it and try to live with it,(very hard to do.) Hope you have better luck with a chiropractor, if it helps please let me know and I will try it. Meantime my husband has regular visits to his...

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      Hi John,  Sorry to hear that you still have your throat proplem, I to have had no change, still suffering. it has hurt for so long now that I am trying to just accept it and try to live with it,(very hard to do.) Hope you have better luck with a chiropractor, if it helps please let me know and I will try it. Meantime my husband has regular visits to his chiropractor so I will ask him to make enquires.

      Regards Barbara

    • BARBARA
      Nov. 12, 2007

      Hi John,  Sorry to hear that you still have your throat proplem, I to have had no change, still suffering, its hurt for so long now that I am trying to just accept it and try to live with it.(very hard to do.) Hope you have better luck with a chiropractor, if it helps please let me know and I will try it,  Meantime my husband makes regular visits...

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      Hi John,  Sorry to hear that you still have your throat proplem, I to have had no change, still suffering, its hurt for so long now that I am trying to just accept it and try to live with it.(very hard to do.) Hope you have better luck with a chiropractor, if it helps please let me know and I will try it,  Meantime my husband makes regular visits to his chiropractor so I will ask him to make enquires.

      Regards Barbara.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Nov. 16, 2007

      Hi again Barbara. I wonder, have you had a history of any sinus problems. I hear that repeatedly blowing your nose for long periods can damage the throat, so that tension, speaking, laughing, even breathing can feel like broken glass or needles in your throat. Just a thought :-) 

    • BARBARA
      Nov. 17, 2007
      Hi, Thanks, you have made a very good point, Yes I have a long history of sinus proplems from a very early age.. I will make enquirysif this could be the cause and if so how to cure it,   if you have any idea please let me know. Thanks again for your suggestion.   Regards  Barbara.
    • Anonymous
      John
      Nov. 19, 2007

      I've had sinus problems from an early age too.

       

      I would sugest not blowing your nose at all for at least a weak and maybe there will be some improvement. My chiropractor told me today that it can take several weaks (about seven) for that kind of muscle damage to fully heal, so if there is not an imediate improvement perhaps there will be...

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      I've had sinus problems from an early age too.

       

      I would sugest not blowing your nose at all for at least a weak and maybe there will be some improvement. My chiropractor told me today that it can take several weaks (about seven) for that kind of muscle damage to fully heal, so if there is not an imediate improvement perhaps there will be later. Good luck. If this is not the answer there are so many things this could be, even speach habits, there must be some way of healing it in the long turm. And then when you do get stressed it won't affect it anymore...  

    • BARBARA
      Nov. 20, 2007

      Hi John, Thanks for your suggestions I will try not blowing my nose for a week ( if I can ) and see if it helps. I will let you know if it does. Thanks again. Regards, Barbara.

    • Tina
      Sep. 13, 2012

      Hi John,

       

      I am experiencing a similar issue with my throat.  There is a globus sensation, a lump in the back of my throat which causes me to swallow all the time and dries out my throat.  There is no pain, just discomfort.  I don't feel it as much in the morning when I first wake.  It swells more when I talk.  Feels better when...

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      Hi John,

       

      I am experiencing a similar issue with my throat.  There is a globus sensation, a lump in the back of my throat which causes me to swallow all the time and dries out my throat.  There is no pain, just discomfort.  I don't feel it as much in the morning when I first wake.  It swells more when I talk.  Feels better when I eat and also when I have a glass or two of wine.  Exactly how you described it.  Also, seems better the day after I have wine.  Then it comes back.

       

      My Doctor had me on medication for reflux for 3 months which I am currently still on.  Two ENT specialist examined my throat and found nothing.  I have been referred to speech therapy to see if this helps.  My family doctor feels this lump is just in my mind...but I can FEEL it.

       

      It's been awhile since your post.  Just wondering if there has been any progress for you?  Any suggestions?  Did chiropractic resolve your issue?  Hope it has.

       

      Thanks

  • aydinmuh
    Apr. 26, 2007
    Hey barbara, I occasionaly get this symptom you speak of. For me it just goes away and i'm still left not being able to eat. I wanted to ask you, when you say you just woke up in the morning and were able to eat, what do you mean. What happened to the fear of choking? How didi you know that you could eat. I have gotten to a point where i'm scared to...
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    Hey barbara, I occasionaly get this symptom you speak of. For me it just goes away and i'm still left not being able to eat. I wanted to ask you, when you say you just woke up in the morning and were able to eat, what do you mean. What happened to the fear of choking? How didi you know that you could eat. I have gotten to a point where i'm scared to try.
    • Kurisshi
      Jul. 31, 2012

      Heya, Names Kurisshi here. And well I share your feelings. I have been having problems with eating and my throat  sicne April 25th 2012. It started off not as bad but was bothersome. Each time I treid to eat it felt like food was gettign stuck or going into my windpipe area. After a few months pass. I have been less and less eating solids and more drinking...

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      Heya, Names Kurisshi here. And well I share your feelings. I have been having problems with eating and my throat  sicne April 25th 2012. It started off not as bad but was bothersome. Each time I treid to eat it felt like food was gettign stuck or going into my windpipe area. After a few months pass. I have been less and less eating solids and more drinking and as of today. I do not have to eat or drink (Can barely eat as it is ;-; ) I have a thick pressing feling in the middle of my throat. As if something is pressing on my winpipe kinda feel. I do not knwo what is it. my ENT did a look at my nose adn throat from the vocal chords and said it was nothign there. But each day is bad and I to fear eatign as I am afraid what ever it is will get stuck or something.

  • BARBARA
    Apr. 09, 2007

    Hi Lynne,


    My G.P. suggested a course of CBT therarpy,which I have had but it was no help at-all,so my GP has offered no more idea`s but to keep trying stress control,but nothing seams to help.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Regards,Barbara.