I feel like I'm going to die. I'm so anxious and I can't relax no matter what. Yesterday, my throat suddenly started hurting out of no where. The pain came on very abruptly which was a bit odd. Now the pain has slightly lessened, but I feel as though there is a tennis ball sitting in the base of my throat, just above my collarbones in the center. It feels like something is stuck. I don't know if it's phlegm or not. I keep coughing and nothing will come out, its just a dry cough. I constantly feel like I'm about to gag/vomit because of this, and this makes me panic because I have a fear of vomiting. I also feel very tired, weak, and lethargic. Worst of all, I am having difficulty breathing. It feels as though there is an obstruction blocking my throat. Thinking its phlegm, I gargled with warm water, sat in the steam of a shower twice today, put my head over a bowl of hot water with a towel over top, and drank plently of water and tea. NOTHING has given me relief. I am afraid to go to sleep incase I choke/suffocate and die. When I woke up this past morning, my throat felt completely blocked and I had a coughing fit to the point of gagging, but NOTHING came up. It's such a frustrating and uncomfortable sensation, feeling like there is phlegm stuck deep in the throat/chest and not being able to cough it out. My voice is also incredibly hoarse, almost non-existent, and my chest feels tight. I can't stop panicking and I feel like bawling my eyes out because I'm afraid I'm dying. I went to the doctor's in the morning and they said my lungs sounded clear, my oxygen, temperature and blood pressure were perfect, but they wanted to check for strep and I wouldn't let the doctor do the swab (due to my fear of vomit). I'm scared that there is something stuck in my throat or something really serious going on and they are missing it!
On a sidenote, I went to a concert the other day and waited outside in line in -20 celsius weather wearing only a dress. At some point during the concert (which was indoor), they shot confetti all over the crowd and I was afraid that I may have accidentally inhaled one. I was careful to not keep my mouth open and only breathe through my nose in fear of that happening, but a little part of me is still afraid that I swallowed a confetti, and that is what is stuck/irritating my throat. This fear began after I read an article about Chris Martin from Coldplay stopping singing mid song because he choked on confetti at his own concert! I know its probably unlikely that I actually inhaled the confetti and that it would still be stuck days later, but I can never be too sure!
I want to go to emergency for my difficulty breathing but my mom will probably dismiss my complaints as anxiety and not take me. I also don't want to cause a scene by going to the emergency room in the middle of the night. I don't know what to do and I'm so scared!!!