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    Old 12-03-2003, 02:21 AM   #1
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    Hello Everyone,

    If any of you have been following my threads I have been suffering from anxiety and panic disorder. One of the stranger symptoms I have suffered from a "clicky throat". I am seeing an ENT specialist next Thursday but I am really worried about it. It appears to have got worse. It usually clicks on the right hand side when I swollow. I have a feeling of fullness in my throat. Also I have noticed it has started doing it when I eat and drink occasionally and also when I turn my head. It is like something is out of place it is "clicks" back into place. I have no pain. I know this is a bit of a strange one but any thoughts or experiences of this would be greatly appreciated. I am going out of my mind with worry (again).

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    Old 12-03-2003, 11:38 AM   #2
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    my throat clicks when i swallow, started about the same time my anxiety started. i'm told it's anxiety related though i don't know why.

     
    Old 12-03-2003, 01:31 PM   #3
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    stress and anxiety causes many throat and swallowing problems, let us know what the ENT says

     
    Old 12-05-2003, 11:46 AM   #4
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    I have had the exact same thing for several months. I started with some very mild panic disorder earlier this year. I was put on Zoloft 50mg per day and have been doing very well with the panic disorder.

    Then, around August this throat clicking started. I really started to freak out, thinking it was cancer or something worse (I'm a slight hypochondriac). I went to several doctors visits and finally an ENT who scoped my throat. Most of the doctors opinions were that it was caused by GERD, but I don't think so. I have since found a very definite correlation between stress and the clicking. Eventually, is slowly started to go away. What really helped me was finding out it was nothing serious. Then I learned to start ignoring it. Finally it seems to be pretty much gone altogether.

    One thing I've found out for sure. Clicking in the throat is rarely (if ever) something serious to worry about. However you should probably follow through with the ENT just to give yourself a peace of mind. You might also consider researching globus hystericus, as this condition is somewhat similar and similar remedies may apply.

    The main thing I'd like to convey is DON'T LET THIS WORRY YOU...my life was hell for about three months thinking that this was something awful. Try to relax, or better yet, try to ignore it. Sometimes consciously trying to relax actually made me think about it more and made it worse.

    Good luck!

     
    Old 12-05-2003, 01:43 PM   #5
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    wow guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanx. i have the same problem. my throat clicks up on top, right where the throat begins. i was scared beyond belief. then it started to click on top as well as down a little bit. i to thought it was cancer. i went to my doctor and he didnt have a clue to what it could be. i then scheduled an appointment with an ent. i read this thread lastnight but was to tired to respond so today i went to the ent and this is what happened

    for those who never went---he make ur nose and throat numb and sticks the tube up ur nose and down ur throat. feels wierd but nothing AT ALL to worry about. i was scared then laughed at the end of it cuz i worked my self up for nothing.

    he said my throat was a little inflammed but it was probably due to me clearing my throat all the time because of my phlem and cold like nose symptoms and didnt know why my throat was clicking. it wasnt effecting my throats interior lining so....

    The Click's reasons?!?!?

    1> Stress and anxiety--makes a lot of stuff happen to the jaw and throat..(me personaly had a friend whose whole jaw was messed up due to anxiety.) i also have stress alot in my life so thats a possibility

    2>i also have a cold symptomy nose.---this could be a result of an effection from the phlem and cold..have to wait and see if it is.

    3>Hyroid bone---the bone that holds the throat up could be rubbing on it which make it click

    4>Spinal bone---if some of the little bones from the spine could be pushing on the cartilage(which makes up the throat) and makes it click---if this is the case u would probably feel it lower in the throat.

    5> i posted this question last week and someone asked me if it was in my ears or jaw that i hear the click? and i said no i feel it but never got a response so take it which ever way u want so..

    dont get me wrong it could be one or more or none of these reasons but the doctor had not mentioned anything about cancer..sorry to say it doesnt rule it out for others but for me hopefully no news is good news..the only way to truely now why ur throat clicks is the ent and others. for me i am gonna sit it out since he said it is nothing to be concerned about unless it gets worse so i will sit and wait and try to be stress free and take cold medicine. hope this helps and keep us posted

     
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