Feeling Like Food Stuck In Throat/All In My Head?
Here is the situation.
I am a healthy 28, almost 29 year old male
No history of disease in my family that would affect my throat
About 7-10 days ago, I began to have trouble swallowing..not the actual swallowing muscles per se, but I feel like food is getting stuck in my throat..it is not obstructing my airway..it just causes me to cough...Nothing else has changed in the meantime. I went to the ER on Monday night since this has been driving me crazy..they did an xray..and there were no tumors there, but I wasn't expecting it to be cancer anyways..They ER doctor couldn't see anything at the top of my throat...
I have been trying to relax while eating, but I still feel as if small food particles get stuck in my throat..last night I had an episode where I felt as if a single bean from my chili kept getting stuck in my throat..I coughed..it didn't feel as if anything moved..I am not sure if one bean could really get stuck in the throat anyways..they were regular beans from pork and beans..
Today I felt as if particles from my protein bar, which is cookie like, kept getting stuck in my throat..I was taking small bites..
I have an appointment with an ENT on Friday. I am wondering if this is all in my head..I am prone to anxiety, but I don't feel anxious when eating. It is not as if I am tensed up..unless its subconsious anxiety? I am beginning to think I am crazy Anyone else have any similar problems?