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Choking sensation
« on: June 08, 2014, 09:31:17 PM »
Hi there. I suffer with the whole lump in my throat, cotton mouth, choking sensation symptoms of anxiety im afraid to say. Mainly when I try to go to sleep.  I know that there is nothing seriously wrong and I know it just a symptom of my anxiety issues.
However that said it doesn't make the physical symptoms much easier to handle im afraid, they are just so intense that I find it really hard to simply ignore them which makes it last for a great deal of time. It gets to the point where i feel every slight sensation in my throat, it is quite unpleasent to say the least. Does anyone have experience or knowledge of this? Any tips on how to make the attacks any easier to handle would be much appreciated
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Re: Choking sensation
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 03:40:53 PM »
I've been getting this a lot lately too (I actually have it right now)......it's like a choking sensation/nausea :(

Did you ever figure out a way to handle it?
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Re: Choking sensation
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 09:26:20 AM »
I had that pretty intense for a  year or more.  I actually stopped eating lots of different foods in case I was allergic.  Turns out I am not allergic to anything.  It stopped when I confronted my fears.  Anti-depressants helped a lot too for the underlying anxiety.  I guess what I am saying is the symptom seems like the problem but the real problem is the fear.  Hang in there.
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Re: Choking sensation
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 01:49:48 PM »
I remember those terrible sensations when I first had panic attacks.

Constant choking sensations, afraid I couldn't swallow and that my windpipe would close up and I might die...

It was not until I found the right combination of medication(benzodiazepine and SSRI)  that these constant symptoms that came from my anxiety disorders - finally disappeared.

I learned some relaxation techniques that really didn't help much.

Short of dealing with the root cause of anxiety with medication - it was just an awful time - because I never knew what day or what time of day.... I would get these nasty sensations.

Have you considered speaking with your doctor about the different types of medication that may help?


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