I've been having awful symptoms over the last few weeks, and they're progressively becoming worse and worse to the point that I fear for my life right now. It's mostly related to my swallowing. If I eat ANYTHING, from rice to bread to my own saliva, it gets stuck - first at the back of my throat, then halfway down and finally gone, hopefully. When it gets stuck, it makes me faint, short of breath and my body forces me to gasp for air due to the airways being blocked. It happens with every mouthful and every swallow, without fail, and always accompanies very thick mucus. Even alkaline water and my Gaviscon Advance medicine get stuck. Right now I have a thick wad of mucus just below my airways that refused to go down no matter how many times I swallow. When I breath in, I can still feel it hanging above my airway, that's how I know for certain it (and food) is still there.
It's present from the moment I wake to the moment I fall asleep. How anxious I am does not relate to how severe the symptoms are - severity is based on how much gets stuck in my airways. Either way it's horrifying, and has convinced me something has damaged my throat permanently. I have a test for reflux coming up, but I'm worried I won't last that long. I'm being deprived of one of the most basic human actions right now, and I can't stand the possibility of an entire lifetime like this if it is reflux!
And to top it off, I've had even more digestive symptoms I never had for a long time before; indigestion, warm throat feeling, burps stuck in throat too, you name it.
Please, I know I've posted a lot but I need some serious help to get me through the next week until someone can see me. I want it to be stress, but how can it be when it's obviously not?!