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I need to know I’m not alone

GeminiGypsy

GeminiGypsy

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I have such a horrible symptom that I’m more and more blaming on my GAD. Basically, I have constant thick mucus in the back of my throat. Can anxiety really cause this?? Does anybody else have experience with it? Does it go away? This feels awful and I just want to feel like myself again. This is the last major hurdle I have to get over and it seems to be the hardest one... I just need to know I’m not alone.
 
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ReverieAnxiety

ReverieAnxiety

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Hi GeminiGypsy!

I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through. I suffer from GAD as well. As orangecup has mentioned, seeing a doctor would be a good idea. I do know that stress can do very weird things to your body and it can mimic other diseases as well. Please get help as soon as you can and lemme know how things go!

-Reverie
 
GeminiGypsy

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Thanks for the replies everybody! I have been to see numerous doctors about it. They’ve prescribed me nasal sprays, antihistamines, I was even taking Omeprazole at a certain point because one doctor took a guess thinking it could be acid reflux. No luck :( I suppose it’s also worth mentioning that since this symptom started, I would smoke hash everyday. I’ve had this symptom for close to a year and a half. I quit smoking cold-turkey about a week ago thinking that it could be my lungs being super irritated by the smoke and therefore, producing more mucus. Unfortunately, i won’t know if it’s from the cannabis or not for awhile since it takes your lungs SO LONG to heal from chronically smoking. I think I read somewhere that it could take 1-9 months for my lungs to feel like they did before I ever started my habit. Any thoughts?
 
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If you’ve recently stopped smoking you will be coughing up a lot of the gunk from your lungs and be prepared to get a cough . This is also helping clear your lungs. Another way to get nicotine out of your system is to drink a lot of water , it flushes it out. Congrats on stopping ;)
 
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