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Old 10-01-2003, 07:35 AM   #1
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I've been having a throat problem. Since I used to chew tobacco and smoke, I am paranoid of throat cancer. A couple of weeks ago I had a strange pinching sensation in my throat, almost like it was cut. So I started freaking out that it was throat cancer. Then I began swallowing very often to "check" the state of my throat. Well, then that developed into a swallowing problem. Look up "difficulty swallowing" on Google and you get about a billion pages about throat cancer.

So the more I think about it the more I swallow and the worse it gets. Finally I went to the doctor. Who said he doesn't think I have throat cancer. However he wasn't very convincing. So now I'm still freaked about it.

What should I do!?

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Old 10-01-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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Often, those with panic disorder suffer from the inability to swallow at times. I suffer from this from time to time.
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Old 10-01-2003, 09:51 AM   #3
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I get the same thing! I freak out sometimes but I quit smoking 3 years ago, sometimes I will have a smoke, maybe about 2 times a month. I am a major hypochondriac! I go to the doctor about everything, I mean I worry about everything, that leads to more panic but I have always been a worrywort, this panic disorder brings the worst out of me!!! have a good day!

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Old 10-01-2003, 11:31 AM   #4
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I have the exact problem. I worry about everything and always end up going to the doctor to get checked. I used to smoke and I always worry about any type of cancer and any little sensation in my body makes me think I have something wrong with me. Sometimes I think everything I watch on television is going to happen to me. Don't worry you aren't the only one.

 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:35 PM   #5
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The fear of Death is definetly one of the worst anxieties we all are facing. I too had a brush with cancer 2 years ago while pregnant with my 3rd child. My doc thought that I had cervical cancer. I lost the baby and test revealed no cancer. I havent been back to that doc since.

 
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