I had been experiencing similar symptoms for a couple of weeks and way getting crazy over it. Having found no help from my doctor I then found a couple of websites online suggesting very simple neck exercises to do many times throughout the day and specifically for globus sufferers. I started to do them and over a week the symptoms started to ease and has got better and better to the point that its only 5% there. The most important part is to make sure your shoulders are always down and pushed back as far as you can. No hunched shoulders or it won't work. Then carefully, with mouth closed, ease your neck back as far as it can go, all the time looking up to the ceiling. You should be able to feel yourself stretching your neck. It may make you cough a little. Then roll your head a little to left and right and centre. It probably won't work the first go. you have to do it many times a day over a week or so.
The following steps also helped me a lot.
1. Drink plenty of cool fluids. Around two litres (four pints) per day is advisable.
2. Stretch the back of your throat by yawning. Do this as often as you can.
3. Avoid throat clearing as this habit causes more tightness to occur in your throat, does not get
rid of the lump sensation, and aggravates the edges of the vocal cords. If you feel that you
have some mucus to clear from your throat, do not clear your throat, instead have a drink to
wash it away or do a silent huff (a sharp exhalation with the mouth open) and a strong gulp to
4. Look carefully at your lifestyle to see how you can introduce some more relaxation in to it, just
for you to unwind. Take up a relaxing hobby such as yoga, walking, meditation, or tai chi.
Allocate a specific time just for you to read, listen to music, or do something creative. Be
prepared to delegate work and/or responsibility to others. Look at symptoms and see when
they become worse - is there a pattern of tension relating to a certain time of day and/or
situation that you could address?
5. Try these specific exercises to stretch and relax the muscles of the head, neck, and
• Sit tall and let your shoulders and arms hang comfortably.
• Do not let your head poke forwards or loll backwards.
• Lift your shoulders to your ears - hold them to the count of six then drop them, repeat
• Look over your left shoulder, hold it, then look over your right shoulder. Repeat this
sequence three times.
• Tilt your head down to your left shoulder, hold it for the count of three, then tilt it to the
right shoulder. Repeat this sequence three times.
• Drop your head down onto your chest and very slowly and gently roll your head up to one
shoulder, open your mouth as you roll it round to the other shoulder, and slowly back
down onto your chest. Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly raise your head.
Repeat this exercise going round in the other direction.
• Screw up your face and hands as tightly as you can - hold it for six seconds, then relax.
Doing these exercises to slow quiet music is helpful.
Also, I have shifted to a completely alkaline diet. I feel I have recovered up to a great extent already and hope it will go away completely.