I know I have posted a lot of anxiety and symptom stuff lately but my reasoning in joining this forum is because my health anxiety is the worst it has ever been. :/
Anywho, I think my coming down with a cold 5 weeks ago set this anxiety trend off...the cold gave me oral thrush, I got rid of the thrush, got misdiagnosed by an urgent care doctor when I couldn't see my own doctor and took a round of antibiotics I didn't need (my family doctor informed me of that), which brought the thrush back, etc. So, my health anxiety has REALLY been triggered and for me, that has meant facing a lot of fears.
My annoyance has been this throat sensations that are still lingering! My husband thinks it is anxiety and thinks I have become hyper aware of my throat now. My family doctor showed me proof that I am hyperventilating and said that he thinks it is more anxiety as the cause to my throat ailment as well.
What it is, is this: my throat dries out very quickly. (It has improved some since I've taken the medicine for the oral thrush, which seems to have disappeared in my mouth now.) It feels like there is a lump in my throat 24/7. It also feels like I can't clear my throat. If I start to talk a lot (which I love to do haha), I get hoarse. I have noticed that it does get worse when I get really anxious. I have also noticed that when it comes to dealing with some emotional stuff that bothers me, my throat gives that sensation that it is closing up and blocking my airway...that feeling of when you are about to cry but it is extreme.
I am notorious right now for being hypersensitive to my body. It is just a bad habit I have fallen into. I wake up tired because this anxiety and throat stuff has made it hard to sleep and rest.
I feel like I have been sick with some type of ailment for 5 weeks now, and I just want to feel normal again, lol! I have improved greatly, don't get me wrong. I just don't understand why my throat is still acting this way when I have taken the medicine for the thrush (in case the mouth thrush also got into my throat or esophagus) and it has disappeared. My blood work came up great other than showing my co2 level was a little low which the doctor said was proof i am hyperventiliating and need to relax.
My husband seems to think that if I can just stop thinking about the physical sensation, even though it is there, that the throat stuff will eventually dissipate.
Have any of you dealt ever dealt with anxiety causing you throat annoyances?