Well, basically since the 20th of January, (two days after I broke up with my now ex girlfriend of 3 years) ive felt like ive had a hard lump in the middle of my throat, right behind my adam's apple, the feeling first occurred that night right after I had some trouble getting down a Special K bar, (as i have been trying to eat healthier, and it was a good snack) I coughed and gagged on that, but eventually it went down, and thought nothing else of it...next morning I try to eat a banana, practically choke on it...feels like it gets stuck and wont go down, i drown it until it goes down, later I try a breakfast bar, and same problem, I just couldnt get the food down, and by now it felt like a solid lump in my throat, (the same feeling of having a popcorn kernel in your throat) few days passed and after eating nothing but pudding and yogurt, i went to my local doctor, they examined me, checked my thyroid, and my tonsils, from what they could see, plus checked blood pressure, heart rate and all of that good stuff, and nothing looked wrong, so they decided to send me to an ENT specialist...Went and saw him the next day, he wanted to perform an endoscopy, but being a wuss about that kind of stuff, I didnt let him, instead he ran a few other simple tests, again he looked down my throat, he pushed in and felt as I swallowed in different ways, after all was done, he diagnosed me with LPR, and gave me Omeprozole, 20mg, to take once a day, (this now being january 24th) so a few days went by, my worrying over it got worse and worse as it didnt go away, and then eventually, the first of February, i freaked out and went to the ER, in there they put me thru a CT scan, to which they said they couldnt find a thing, and sent me home, diagnosing me with Anxiety and telling me it couldve been a scratch or something from the special K bar, (this isnt the first time i was diagnosed with Anxiety, that was back in 2011, but for different symptoms not regarding my throat, but have gone about a year without any problems with my anxiety) so I went for a follow up with yet another doctor, took more simple tests, listened to my lungs, and my heart and sent me on my merry way, now it hasnt gotten any better, and now here I am on March 1st, still unable to swallow, I have eaten sandwiches, i have eaten pizza and stuff here and there...very slowly, and it all still feels like it gets caught, the severeness of the lump has fluxuated here and there, but was never as bad as the day i went to the ER, and right now, the way it feels is, i have a "sore throat" only on the right side of my throat, and feels like it ends at a lump, but still have the one behind my adams apple, also as a side note, I can tell the way I swallow isnt the way i usually do, and the way I chew and such, its almost like if i try to swallow something trys to stop me from initiating the swallowing reflex, ive also had a cough, that i feel like is caused by this, for a few weeks now, and no matter how hard I try i cant get it out...i just need some help, some peace of mind, is this Anxiety? is this acid reflux? or is it something more serious? IS there something stuck in my throat?? that they couldnt see on a CT scan? .... I cant afford another doctor, but I cant take this any longer!
i havent been able to fully enjoy my life almost this entire year so far..and ive been contemplating self harm, I cant take this any more...additional info, im 19 years old, skinny/healthy, i dont drink or smoke...if anyone has any info please let me know
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