I don't think it is globus, I think it's just anxiety, globus like you said refers to a feeling of a lump in the throat - the reason I say it's pure anxiety is that because any time I would eat out (not so much anymore but it does still happen, happened about 2 weeks ago as a matter of fact!) but I'd be nervous when I'd eat out that it was going to happen and I'd go to swallow coffee or liquid and it would do exactly what you would say, I couldn't get my throat muscles to work! (never happened with food and most times with coffee) Sometimes I'd actually hit my hand on the table a few times, panic and finally be able to swallow! I'd get myself so upset after that I'd lose my appetite and couldn't eat anymore afraid it would happen again and of course it would happen throughout the meal until I'd finally just stop eating. I'd have to physically take deep breaths and relax and in my mind say, "OK relax, swallow, it's ok" - the first time it happened I was about 10 years old. I am now 55. As you can see, it is absolutely nothing. Yours is happening with saliva because you are thinking about it - I'd think about it when eating out which is why it only happens then, and never at HOME. It's hard to tell you, "Don't think about it" That can't be done, but eventually you will be so occupied in something else and think, "Hey! It didn't happen at all!" That will prove to you it's nothing physical and then you'll get rid of it.