I can't tell what is going on anymore.
Anxiety? TMJ? A combo? Reflux?
I do know I have bad anxiety. I also know I have reflux from endoscopy in January. I'm pretty sure I have some form of TMJ from anxiety.
My throat issues are all over the place though.
I have most of my issues right under my chin at the very tip top of your throat above where the Adam's apple would reside.
I feel a tightness there and sometimes a lump that goes back into my neck upon shifting around, relaxing, deep breathing.
Sometimes it feels like someone is choking me there - I had a part of my jacket touch it and I almost gagged - it really feels like i am being choked when it flairs up. Side note- my tongue feels goofy lately too and sits too far back in my throat (i think from weird jaw placement from tmj) and its been making my gag reflux uber sensitive. I can't seem to fix this as I continue to subconsciously do this during the day.
My throat issues also seem to flair up during eating when i am using my jaw muscles. I have been getting bouts of cotton mouth during the day (I am nose breathing, but it feels like i am mouth breathing) and when I went to eat animal crackers and pretzels with my lunch it felt like i had ZERO saliva. I had to drink water with every bite to get it down.
The latest issue and what has spun my anxiety into overdrive is when i sing (don't judge- radio blasting in the car) I tend to use the top of my throat versus my diaphragm and I had a scary incident last night driving home from work. It felt like my vocal cord was being squeezed or trapped in the top of my throat as i sang. I could barely talk and it felt like some sort of weird muscle spasm. I cleared my throat and deep breathed and it seemed to release and go away but it was scary. Is that your larynx? What the hell would cause that? My normal talking voice is mostly unaffected.
I've been to an ENT doc who felt around and said he didn't see or feel anything abnormal last week. I am going back tomorrow because this is getting ridiculous.