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Fear of choking/Agoraphobia/Globus Sensation

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ChrisRe

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Hi. I'm looking for any thoughts on this issue I'm having. I've suffered from anxiety now for 10+ years. I am 25 and my life has been completely hijacked by panic. I am house bound for the past year because when I go outside it feels as though my throat is closing up. This escalates when I am for example walking along side an open road or somewhere escape isn't readily available. It feels like my swallowing mechanism goes haywire and I cant swallow saliva to moisten my rapidly drying throat. It's a horrible feeling. It makes me feel like my throat will just clamp shut and this sends me into a desperate state of panic.

This intense phobia also has taken over my dietary needs for the past 6/7 years. When I sit down to eat a meal, all I can focus on is the mechanics of swallowing and how easy it would be to choke on the food. I'm living in a nightmare with this fear and I really hope one of you guys could shed some light on this.

Thank you
 
Schitzoaffective007

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Seems like you need a good doctor to shed proper light on a problem that big. Do you have one?
 
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I also have a choking problem. For me I think it is due to smoking/ vaping.

Probably different for you. I wonder if there is a physical cause?
 
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ChrisRe

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Seems like you need a good doctor to shed proper light on a problem that big. Do you have one?
Yes I've seen a doctor and psychiatrist but they've been no help. I'm on various meds but I don't find them helpful....
 
Schitzoaffective007

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Yes I've seen a doctor and psychiatrist but they've been no help. I'm on various meds but I don't find them helpful....
Get another doctor....you'll find someone who can help you. Not all doctors are effective. Talk therapy would be good for you.
 
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