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Lump in Throat

PORegan31
PORegan31
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Ok guys here it goes i am atually having a panic attack right now as i type this.. It is 1 of the worse ones ive ever had. I feel as if im going to swallow my tongue and the lump in my throat is terrible.

Can someone please help me, as im actually so scared. I'm even drinking peppermint tea to see if that works and been on this, but still no joy.

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Cherbear811

Don't think about it too much you will be ok ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤I know what is like calm calm calm, don't think breathe

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PORegan31

im actually trying , i thought if i went on here that it would help but it isnt.. Any remedies would help ..i am breathing but i actually feel very weak and feel extermely light headed.. was actually thinking of ringing the caredoc.

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meegoon

i actually had a panic attack today where i legitimately was close to passing out but i got through it. message me if you want to talk or want advice!!

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PORegan31
PORegan31
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Hiya megan .. im actually so scared right now.. i thought been on this would take my mind of it.. But it isnt .. i feel like my tongue is swollen, have u any words of wisdom plz thanks

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comb

This happens to me a lot too. Deep breathing, smelling a nice smell, meditating, or drawing helps me. I hope you find something to calm yourself :(

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PORegan31
PORegan31
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still the same.. my head is banging now aswell .. im actually exhausted :{

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Agora1

PORegan31, I just saw your post now. How are you doing right now? Any better?

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PORegan31
PORegan31
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Im still the same no change, its 4.14am here so im actually exhausted.. i thought if i came on here it would take my mind off it but iwas wrong. this constant lump in my throat is so scary, plus like my im tring to get upp saliva its not working and its like glands are coming up if that makes sense. i even drink peppermint tea

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Agora1
Agora1
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I'm sorry it continues...It sounds like you are very dry mouthed and possibly the peppermint tea may be causing that. More than taking your mind off the sensation you are feeling, you need to relax those muscles in your throat. I'm sure your neck and shoulders are being held tensely which isn't allowing for you to relax.

I would suggest getting out of bed and finding a comfortable chair that you can sit in until you can calm down. Place a small pillow behind your back, wrap a warm bath towel right out of the dryer around your shoulders, neck and throat. Cover your legs with a small blanket as well. Have the lights dim, and sip on a cup of warm water. Watch tv or read a book until your eyes get sleepy. As you get drowsy the adrenaline will go down which will allow the muscles to relax. Breathe deeply and exhale slowly which will reduce the fear and tightness in your body. It's all about not fighting the symptoms but allowing the body to accept this is not dangerous. It may be scary, but it will pass. Breathe...The warm water will relax the throat muscles. You are most likely mouth breathing right now making the symptoms worse. You are safe, You will be okay. Breathe and relax. Peace and calm..

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PORegan31
PORegan31
in reply to Agora1

Thank you so so much.. ill try this hopefully it mite help :)

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Jeff1943

PORegan31, just to add that the lump in the throat is a common symptom of anxiety, at least one person a week reports here with it, I had it about 20 years ago. It's called Globus Hystericus and it's just our sensitised nerves playing tricks on us. If you have your throat scanned nothing will be found because you can't scan or x-ray anxiety. Although it has unsettled you it is harmless.

As with all the symptoms of anxiety including panic attack, the fear hormone we produce only prolongs the bad feeling because sensitive nerves thrive on fear hormone.

So instead of fearing the symptoms stop fighting them and accept them. That's right, accept them for the time being knowing full well that anxiety symptoms can't kill you, disable you or send you insane. If you can accept the symptoms instead of letting them frighten you half to death you break the chain of symptoms-fear-symptoms-fear and your nervous system relaxes.

So when having an episode say to yourself: "So I'm having a panic attack, so what? It's not nice but it can't harm me so I'll just accept it for the moment, why not? I'm not having a good day but who cares? Tomorrow may be a good day. So I'll just get on with my life despite the way I feel. I've got better things to do with my life than sitting around worrying about a glitch in my nervous system. Anxiety, you can f**k off!"

And do read for a second time the advice that Agora1 has given you here, she knows more than anyone how to deal with anxiety disorder and panic attacks.

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PORegan31
PORegan31
in reply to Jeff1943

Thanks so much 😊 never thought if them like that, ive been gettin them awhile now and nothing like i experienced last nite was like any other. Globus h, never heard it before but its nice to know there a word for it. Like today if feel drained and exhausted and beileve it or not my throat is so so sore and with the acid reflux i have too ive been gettin sick so ive been on a rollacaster.

Thanks again for ur advice and please god the next time i get one ill relax and breathe and say f***k this panic attack its only a panic attack

😊😊

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Agora1
Agora1
in reply to PORegan31

PORegan31, and so now you know a little more about anxiety and the vicious games it plays with our mind. Jeff1943, is one of our "Guru's" on the forum who endorses Acceptance by the teachings of world wide known Dr. Claire Weekes. Her book, "Hope & Help for your Nerves" has helped many of us go forward in beating anxiety. (including myself)

You are in good hands on this forum. A safe place to come when under Panic. Relax today, yesterday is behind you. x

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PORegan31
PORegan31
in reply to Agora1

Thanks so so much, its actually great to be able to come here were i can get some form of help and understanding.. x

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