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Anxiety-throat tightness--what is relationship?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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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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?

PF normal: If your PF is normal this is unlikely to represent asthma. Certainly could be anxiety. Wouldn't hurt to try your inhaler and see if it makes you feel better. Might even work through the placebo effect. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hey doctor I am just wondering should I be concerned if I feel tightness in my throat area? Could it just be anxiety? Thanks!

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more