NickThw

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Hello everybody, i hope you are well,

english is not my native language so please go easy on me.

Im nick and i am 25 years old, for many months now 3-4, i have swallowing issues, im not choking but i feel the need to swallow all the time because saliva is going to the back of my throat,

when i swallow everytime i feel some saliva is still in the back of my throat.

I think i am mixing my words but my doctor, friends, parents reassured me that im not so i am not to concerned about that.

About two days ago when i was laying on my bed, i felt something like a pain itchiness, elecric shock i cant describe it  more accurate im sorry, right next to my uvula, 

my eyes got wet immediately and i started caughing, but i dont think i was choking because i wasnt drinking somthing at that moment, im not sure maybe my initial swallowing issues proggressing and

now im chocking but without drinking? As you can see my swallowing issues has taken over my life and with this new symptom im afraid dor the worst case scenario.

I went to an ENT about a week ago who just told me, stuck your tongue out, he looked in my for couple a seconds and said everything looks fine, but i dont think so.

Has anyone experienced these symptoms?

it s been 4 months and i am scared for the shit disease.

Im looking forward to hear your opinions

Thank you.

 

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This sounds nothing like the disease you fear. Allergies maybe? Bulbar onset is very aggressive and even more rare than this very very rare diseases You’d be in bad shape by now. Try not to stress and replace your anxiety with something. Hang In there! You can overcome this! 

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It's almost as if he has shifted his concentration to swallowing and breathing.

That's supposed to be subconscious - pulling it up into the conscious is going to make you freak out more than you should be.

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4 hours ago, Ironman said:

It's almost as if he has shifted his concentration to swallowing and breathing.

That's supposed to be subconscious - pulling it up into the conscious is going to make you freak out more than you should be.

Yes!! When I was at the height M of my fear, I spoke weird, dropped things, ect... all because I was I was making automatic body processes complicated by thinking about them . Good point iron man 

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Hi. Nick. There is a problem in anxiety called Globus Hysteretic. It gives the impression that the throat is constricted when it's not. It's another of Mr. Anxiety's little tricks.  The more you worry about it the worse it gets. You won't choke or not be able to swallow because nature sees to that. This complaint can be very upsetting, but it's all smoke and mirrors. The vast majority of anxiety symptoms are illusions. Now that may seem a sweeping statement, but it's true. They seem so real because we make them so by constant worry and stress. The sympathetic nervous system controls our normal functions. Try to stop breathing! You can't, because the nervous system won't allow it. Try to stop your heart beating!!! Left alone, all these functions operate smoothly, but when subject to stress they can play up. The breathing gets faster, the heart beats faster and may palpitate. All harmless symptoms but ones that make us freak out.

Just accept, for the time being the symptoms as nasty as they may seem.  Try not to add fear to fear. A very common mistake anxiety sufferers make. 'Oh my God, what's that??' Immediately the body responds by going into the fear cycle. It senses danger and responds accordingly. Knowledge can be a powerful tool in anxiety.  Take it easy and look after yourself.

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I have saliva in the back of my throat quite often and it is thick sometimes too. My ENT physician told me it was due to a combination of allergies, post nasal drip, sinus issues and GERD.He told me not to worry about it. Welcome to the forum by the way. 

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Thank you everybody for your answers, i really appreciate you all,
My ent said nothing about post nasal drip, sinus issues or gerd and i dont want to go to gastroenterologist because for the past ten months i am in a doctors office all the time, im not gonna lie, im sick of it.

Few times in a day, when i speak with my friends and talk fast the "r" letter does not come out sometimes and this combined with the swallowing issues for months get me in a dark place,

I have read post from some people tha started with mild speak and swallowing issues like mine and after 10 months they got diagnosed,

when i mispronounce a word i repeat it again and again and comes out fine, 

When i share my concerns and ask friends and family if they heard the mispronounced word that i just said they laugh and say please dont ask me again everyone mispronounced a word now and then, but in my case it happens every day.

Sorry if i make no sense, i dont know where to go from here,

Thank you all again.

 

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Many people won't notice mispronounced words, or would let it slide.  It's not a big deal.

I have post nasal drip myself - the doc told me to take antihistamines if it bad.

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Thank you all, I am feeling a lot better now, and I hope to overcome these thoughts soon, one last question, has anyone felt that above uvula (the soft part I think it is called soft pallete)gets itchy in a spot and you need to cough or else my eyes get wet, I have it for a week now and it freaks me out. 

Thank you again

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I hsve a tickle in my throat quite often. My ENT said it is from allergies, post nasal drip, sinus issues or GERD. 

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