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Can anxiety cause throat swelling?

Can anxiety cause throat swelling?

Yes and No: Anxiety doesn't usually cause the throat tissue to actually swell, but by neurologic pathways the throat muscles can tense up. This causes the feeling that the throat is constricting or tightening. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Some anxiety, last check up was 02/17 all good. Just that again anxiety, lumpy throat feeling. Saw a dark dot btwn tonsils and throat no pain. wondrn?

Some anxiety, last check up was 02/17 all good. Just that again anxiety, lumpy throat feeling. Saw a dark dot btwn tonsils and throat no pain. wondrn?

Do you tend to : have health anxiety? You can drive yourself batty if you continue to "what if?" about every symptom. The lumpy throat feeling is a classic symptom of anxiety. If you have significant change in symptoms or intensity woudl consider medical assessment. ...Read more

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Has anyone with anxiety-based throat tightness/difficulty breathing been treated with a PEP exhaling device?

Has anyone with anxiety-based throat tightness/difficulty breathing been treated with a PEP exhaling device?

Anxiety Sob: Never tired that but some get relief by breathing into a paper bag. This lets CO2 build up and may decrease the anxiety. Give it a try for say 5-10 min and get back with us. ...Read more

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Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking i inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry ?

Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking i inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry
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How? By an exam!: You need a doctor to examine you. Then, if you need a Rx, you need to follow directions exactly and gert well. Doing the right stuff is a good way to lower anxiety and risk of damage to your young body. Best! ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms months. Also shortness of breath, weakness, brain fog, light headed, tired, anxiety, sore throat for the last 9.5 months?

I have flu like symptoms months. Also shortness of breath, weakness, brain fog, light headed, tired, anxiety, sore throat for the last 9.5 months?

This may not be: The right forum to find out what is wrong with you. It should be a doctor's office which can do tests for all the symptoms that you have, labs, xr. It is just difficult to make a diagnosis with nothing to start from. Please visit your doctor and discuss all your symptoms and clarify them to him/her so work up can be facilitated. ...Read more

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Anxiety-throat tightness--what is relationship?

Autonomic response: Similar to the answer about flushing; anxiety, worry, fear trigger autonomic (automatic unconscious) physiological chemical responses in our central nervous system (brain). Emotions have a vast array of somatic (body) effects: get to the underlying source of anxiety or at least develop some healthy coping alternatives: relaxation, meditation, breathing techniques, visualization. ...Read more

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Got chest xray throat X-ray n all they say I have anxiety feels like throat closed up 24/7 xanx don't help what can I do please help!?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is best treatment for anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) can be taken on as needed basis for short period of time. Taking on daily basis will loose effectiveness. ...Read more

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Does Singulair (montelukast) cause anxiety? Is this one of the side effects? Started wednesday and feeling the anxiety in my throat. I am on anxiety meds too.

No Anxiety: I haven't seen anxiety or heard of it with Singular. However you are taking other medications and it is impossible to know how they interact ...Read more

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Nose bleeds, anxiety attacks, sore throat, body aches.. What are these symptoms of?

Anxiety: Anxiety can cause all of these symptoms. Nosebleeds can be an indirect effect of anxiety when it also causes an increase in blood pressure. Bodyaches may be related to poor sleep and muscle tension from anxiety. Anxiety can make your throat feel tight and sore. Other medical causes include hyperthyroidism, night time acid reflux, and some rare types of high blood pressure conditions. ...Read more

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Hard to swallow is scaring me, I have anxiety but also 'strep throat' for about month or two can't swallow help worried.?

Hard to swallow is scaring me, I have anxiety but also 'strep throat' for about month or two can't swallow help worried.?

See your Doc!: Please see your physician to clarify why you are having difficulty. Does it hurt to swallow or is it actually difficult to swallow? It sounds as this is new? While anxiety can cause difficulty swallowing, if this is a new issue you need to make sure there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Sore throat and anxiety is a sore throat a symptom of anxiety. I have had gad and pad for severl years now. I have a ton of symptoms but never a sore throat. My attacks have been worse lately and I have also been having an on and off sore throat that gets

Sore throat and anxiety is a sore throat a symptom of anxiety. I have had gad and pad for severl years now. I have a ton of symptoms but never a sore throat. My attacks have been worse lately and I have also been having an on and off sore throat that gets

Hello, : Hello, i can't diagnose the cause of your sore throat. It may be related to anxiety. Anxiety can lead to a sense that there is a lump in the throat and dry mouth with difficulty swallowing. I hope that you are seeing a good psychiatrist and good therapist and have let them know that your symptoms have worsened. Take care. ...Read more

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What are some good tips to stop anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)

A simple tip: Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more

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What are some tips or tricks to decrease anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)

What are some tips or tricks to decrease anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)

Anxiety/breath: Often we recommend taking slower/deeper breaths, look up deep breathing techniques online (tutorials or videos on youtube) to learn how to regulate your breathing. It is likely that once you regain control over your breathing, your throat will follow. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause physical symptoms like red painless lumps in the back of the throat ? I have 3 painless red lumps back of throat. Anxiety ?

Not likely: Perhaps not impossible since anxiety is amazing! But, this is worth having an exam. Your question, however, raises the issue of your awareness that anxiety is also worth correcting. I'd urge CBT to learn ways to understand it and get skills to manage it. It can make the rest of our long life much happier. Best! ...Read more

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How long after taking amoxicillin would I know if was going to have a reaction I have anxiety n that makes my throat feel tight .

How long after taking amoxicillin would I know if was going to have a reaction I have anxiety n that makes my throat feel tight .

Oral Amoxicillin: If they were going to appear, the signs of a severe penicillin allergy would be displayed within 30-60 minutes following an oral dose. If there were no reactions after the second dose, you are not likely to have a severe reaction for that course of therapy. ...Read more

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Does a lump in throat anxiety cause wheezing?

Does a lump in throat anxiety cause wheezing?

Physical vs emotionl: It is possible but you should see your doctor to rule out any physical causes. ...Read more

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Can marijauna withdrawls cause you to not smoke for months can anxiety from weed cause your throat to burn or make the uvula swollen?

Can marijauna withdrawls cause you to not smoke for months can anxiety from weed cause your throat to burn or make the uvula swollen?

Cannabis: Marijuana smoke contains mucosal irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. If you have not used cannabis for a number of months - that should not be causing your throat to burn or your uvula to swell. Anxiety can lead to throat symptoms. Consider getting checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Any idea how to relieve this choking dry throat anxiety? Water doesn't help maybe something juicce tea, pop i haven't ate all day my throat muscle hurt.

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Any idea how to relieve this choking dry throat anxiety? Water doesn't help maybe something juicce tea, pop i haven't ate all day my throat muscle hurt.

Anxiety, GERD, med?: You need to see your md to discuss further about your symptoms. Choking and dry throat sensation could be caused by different things like acid reflux, anxiety , medication etc. Need to see which one is the problem here. If this is gerd- then you need to try some acid reducer medicine , if this is anxiety then you should discuss with your md whether you should see a psychiatrist or try something. ...Read more

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I keep having these moments where it feels like my throat closes up. Happens a few times a day sometimes random times. Lasts a few seconds and goes away. Is it anxiety or something serious?

Anxiety or Fear: For many it is difficult to talk when one feels fear and /or anxiety. It may make the person feel scared or upset that they said something in their mind wrong. ...Read more

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When a person have anxiety could it make the person feels like sumthin is stuck inside there throat or make there throat hurt?

When a person have anxiety could it make the person feels like sumthin is stuck inside there throat or make there throat hurt?

Yes: Anxiety can produce all kinds of symptoms, including a sensation of throat and chest tightness. If you have swallowed something that you feel may have injured you, please see your physician. Your physician can also help with anxiety issues. ...Read more

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I have anxiety but is something else wrong? Feels like my whole throat is closed up and am not stressed abou anything what can it be?

I have anxiety but is something else wrong? Feels like my whole throat is closed up and am not stressed abou anything what can it be?

Check it out: I had the same experience when i was in medical school... And it turned out to be anxiety... But still you should go and see a doctor. I would suggest finding a good ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause anxiety symptons?

Trigger: If you are an anxious person anyways, being overheated from a fever or symptoms like pain with swallowing could trigger anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause espphagitis or a burning throat?

Definitely: Stress & anxiety can cause almost any symptom you can think of and affect everyone differently. The key to controlling it is to control the stress and reduce anxiety. There are some short-term meds that might be in order but the best results come with working with a therapist to learn to control the stress. See your md for a referal for help. ...Read more

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Airy fluttering feeling in throat.. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Airy fluttering feeling in throat.. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Anxiety and the Body: Studies show that people with anxiety disorders may have much more awareness of what goes on in their bodies. While the immediate answer to your question is "perhaps." if you are really concerned why not see your physician to rule out any problem that you might have? ...Read more

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Been having real bad anxiety lately and now im getting headaches and numbness to the throat area and pulpations is this part of the anxiety?

Been having real bad anxiety lately and now im getting headaches and numbness to the throat area and pulpations is this part of the anxiety?

See doctor: See your pcp to get checked for headache, palpitations and throat pain. Must first rule out medical causes for your physical symptoms. If all points to anxiety, ask for a referral to a mental health professional. Meantime try cutting back stressful activities as much as possible and connect with family or a friend for support. Anxiety can be treated. Take care. ...Read more

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Anxiety? For the past 2 days when active I feel my heartbeat near the middle of my neck and in my throat what could be causing this? Anxiety?

Possible.: Anxiety is one possibility. Without knowing your physical condition or the conditions under which this happens it is difficult to say. Start with your PCP and see if he/she finds a physical problem. ...Read more

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I havw anxiety / gastritis / emetophobia.. Lately i started getting a gagging feeling in throat but dont actually gag its just the feeling?? Why?

I havw anxiety / gastritis / emetophobia.. Lately i started getting a gagging feeling in throat but dont actually gag its just the feeling?? Why?

Gagging feeling is: just that, unless your doc has diagnosed you otherwise. It is a common symptom w/anxiety disorders and your focus is on your throat due to the gastritis. In Chinese Medicine we call this "Plumb pit qi" because it can feel like a plum pit is stuck in your throat. Please do what your doc asks. See www.relaxationresponse.org for self-help tool. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more