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Anxiety Tight Throat
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
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
Trouble sleeping; i can't sleep on my sides as this makes me dizzy and may cause palpitations. I sometimes shiver and get a tight throat. Anxiety?
Can anxiety cause my throat to be tight for several weeks? I also caught a sickness from my kids but my throat is still 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 .
My peak flow reading is normal (around 400) but my chest/throat still feels tight. Should I take my inhaler or is this just anxiety?
When i eat something i feel like im allergic to it. My face feels funny and tight, im constantly making sure my throat doesn't close. Anxiety?
Posssibly anxiety: You should get tested 4 allergies. Is it only certain foods? This is important for your md to know. If it is more general, or random, it may be anxiety. You r probably now anxious about it & anxiety feeds itself & makes itself worse. Once physical causes r ruled out, find a therapist specializing in anxiety, esp. Exposure based treatment. Ativan, xanax (alprazolam) etc are addictive and not best treatment. ...Read more
Hey doctor I am just wondering should I be concerned if I feel tightness in my throat area? Could it just be anxiety? Thanks!
Various causes: Tightness in the throat area is a very general symptom that can occur in a variety of conditions . Certainly anxiety can cause this. Do you have any other symptoms associated with this? Did it come on suddenly or have you been experiencing this for awhile? Recommend consulting your doctor for further evaluation if it persists. Hope this is helpful . ...Read more
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