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Old 10-03-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever experienced this (swallowing)?

Sometimes when I am experiencing anxiety or having a panic attack, swallowing food or even liquid can be like trying to squeeze an Ostrich egg through a funnel or maybe like trying to swallow while someone has their hands around your throat. Sometimes it can even be downright uncomfortable (or even ever-so-slightly painful like an irritated throat). Anyone ever experience this and could you describe it please so I'll know I'm not just imagining things?.

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:17 PM   #2
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Re: Has anyone ever experienced this (swallowing)?

Yeah. Sometimes I feel like I cannot swallow mainly because I am concetrating on it. I know where you're coming from.

Old 10-03-2006, 09:21 PM   #3
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Re: Has anyone ever experienced this (swallowing)?

Yes, I indeed to have this sensation. The higher my anxiety, the worse it is.
I know what you are going through, no fun.

Old 10-03-2006, 09:55 PM   #4
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When I am anxious, it's almost like I quickly swallow air. It isn't painful and comes and goes within a milisecond, only when speaking quickly. My girlfriend thinks it's cute because she says she can tell I am getting excited, ha! But it's annoying, that lump in the throat feeling!

Old 10-04-2006, 05:24 AM   #5
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Re: Has anyone ever experienced this (swallowing)?

My anxiety is at its worst when I am eating so I abosultly get this. And I have to ask myself ,as I am writing this, why do keep gaining weight!

Usually something hot to drink with my meal helps to relax the muscles

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