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A lump in throat

I am strugling with anxiety for 3 years ... i can see that anxiety is changing metods like i was scary from something different in the begining and now i am scary from something not even close what i had in the begining now i have that lump in the throat what is this ? How to stop ? Those kind of fears ..

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Hi Buda369, that lump we feel in our throat is actually coming from the muscles being tight because of our anxiety. It won't do any harm, just feels uncomfortable for a while. The more we think about it, the tighter the muscles get. I have it right now myself but it no longer scares me because I know it will go away soon. It helps to sip on something warm, I just had some ice cream and it made it a little tighter. You know already if it isn't one fear, the anxiety will pick something else to keep you guessing. You will be okay. It's playing a game with our minds, don't let it win.

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Thank you... i dont know but it makes me feel unconfortable when i am with people... so i need to avoid them...

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Why are you uncomfortable with people? Are you shy or are you afraid you may have an anxiety symptom appear? You don't want to avoid them or you will become agoraphobic like I was for many years. Afraid to leave my own house. Not a good way to live.

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I am afraid that i will look like a fool ... because when lump in throat seems to appear ... a thing that calms little bit is to do a noise like i am cleaning my throat ... and for someone that doesnt know what i am feeling..will say ... what a fool or somethong like that..

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Oh I see. Yeah, I tend to clear my throat a lot as well when I feel that lump. I'm sure people wouldn't think that of you, but I realize that it makes you uncomfortable having to experience that feeling. Just don't get stuck in the house like I did, it gets real lonely fast. We all need people around us. But, that's why we are here at the forum to listen to each other and help support and care about each other.

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I live with judgment society and judgment people ... they will laugh at me... so i am having that staying alone mind... i dont know what to do..

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That is difficult Buda. Are there others in your country that you can talk to about this? There must be others who feel the same way you do. Getting support from people who also think like you do will help. I understand what you are saying in that your mind says, just stay alone so as to not be laughed at. I wish I knew the answer.

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Hi ya x yes I can understand how your feeling but my doctor got me in touch with a anxiety clinic and met other people suffering tge same as you and me and it does help to go and talk to others that are suffering te same x your not alone x ho and see you doctor and ask for a referral x

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I am sure it is not a throat that shows or is visible, its just u feeling like there is something stuck in ur throat like a lump but nothing is actually there just ur muscles got tension from anxiety

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Go see a doctor if you go see a doctor you will hear you are fine and that way your anxiety will stop you play gamea with your mind not your mind playing games with you it all mind over matter.. you will be just fine. I will pray for you tonight

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May i ask what is your fear now?

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Yes, it does change forms once you lose fear in certain symptoms. I too have experienced the lump in the throat. It goes away. Sometimes a good, long, hard cry works great! ☺🙄

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RasAlGhoul its like i am choking and when i am with otherd i dont feel comfortable.. cause when this comes i dont know what to do i cannot make noises like i am cleaning my throat cause i will be a fool things like this... Stay_strong85 thank u crying is a real medicine .. for thing that i cannot say with words..

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You could probably act like you are coughing?

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Hahahahha you are so creative but i need to cough every minute

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Yeah you could say you have the flu because i remember when i have that i always cough haha, i sometimes think im annoying but i gotta get it out :P

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Thank u so much i am grateful

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I went to my doctor when I first started getting anxious. I made him look in my throat numerous times because I swore there was something in it! It was anxiety creating that sensation with tightened muscles. I would try to belch to make it go away, swallow a lot, drink water, take anti acids but in the end it subsided when I became less anxious. Try a little meditation and relaxation. I took a meditation class and I would feel better afterwards.

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Thank u very much Sallysue i will try with meditation

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