Re: Please help! Scared, anyone feel like a lump in throat and food gets stuck?
You are not alone and you are fine. I'd bet that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you and it's just your anxiety flaring eventhough you are taking meds. I had that same thing happen to me for the first time about a month ago. We were in the car driving home from North Carolina and I was eating in the car and all of a sudden felt like I couldn't swallow. It was so scary I was having a fit, but at the same time trying to stay calm so I wouldn't scare my son. My husband helped to calm me down, but I have since had that happen a few times to me. I'm always afraid I'm going to choke or that my food is going to get stuck and I won't be able to get it out. Usually I'm so busy worrying about it that I eat my food so fast that then it really does feel like I'm going to choke. It's such a pain. I try to not focus on it though. My aunt has had the same problem as you for YEARS and she's still here to talk about it so try not to get yourself too worked up over it. She clears her throat and is always stretching her neck and won't eat at home if she's there by herself or else she worries. You are ok. Calm down and relax and try to remember that when you worry it makes everything tense... including your throat. Take care.
We need to stop thinking of the least uncomfortable way to change. We need to look at our fears, and step in that direction.