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Serious, or not...: The cause of this sensation have a variety of causes. If it is associated with difficulty breathing or asthmatic breathing, as seen in an anaphylactic reaction to something and potentially fatal. More likely, it is an exaggerated form of anxiety or a symptom of hysteria, in which the muscle in the pharyngeal area go into muscle spasm. Or an abnormal form of swallowing where muscles are dyskinetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GERD: Yes many. First don't eat after 7 pm, secondly chew you food well and minimize water or fluids with you food. You may wish to raise the head of your bed about 5 inches. Lastly see your doctor and get an h2 blocker. Since much of your stomach acid occurs at night. Be careful what you eat. ...Read more
Goiter: If the thyroid is large it can cause narrowing of the airway and that is an indication for surgery. You should have your thyroid hormone levels checked, if hyper or hypoactive it can be treated. If the hormone level is normal, you should have a cat scan to determine if the gland is narrowing the breathing pipe or trachea. If so surgery may treat your problem. Finally you should look for other causes of shortness of breath including asthma or obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having throat spasms every day for 3 months. It's noticeable looking at my neck and you can hear it. It's annoying, will it ever stop?
Possible tic: At this point i presume you've seen an ENT physician and ruled out any pathology in your throat.That being the case i would see a neurologist to see if you have a tic. ...Read more
May not work: Methacarbamol (robaxin), a centrally acting anti-spasmodic medication ("muscle relaxer") with zero direct activity on muscles. In simple terms, it tricks the brain to trick the body. It is one of the safer anti-spasmodic agents and ideally only used for short term treatment of musculoskeletal disorders such as sprains. In refractory cases of globus spasm, the choice is at the discretion of the dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swallowed wrong and had a throat spasm...Kinda felt like a marble trying to go down. Sound serious?
Throat spasms? with eating occ. feels like food gets stuck, increased saliva, ,lasts ,<5 min no residual symptoms What could it be?
Whats the best Dr for evaluating throat spasms? Throat feels tight, having spasms daily, feels like marbles trying to go down, just saliva no food.
First one you should: see is your own doctor, who will examine you and do the preliminary tests and treat you. If needed, they will refer you to a specialist . ...Read more