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Why does my anxiety cause a gagging sensation, and how do i overcome the feeling?

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Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Common anxiety sx

This is a common anxiety symptom. Can be a feeling that your throat is closing up, or gagging sensation.
Keep a log of when this occurs to help you understand what triggers this. Practice slow easy deep breathing, count of 4 in and count of 4 out, when you don't have sensation, then this can help when you first feel it. Consider seeking psychological help, from dr who uses CBT therapy.

In brief: Common anxiety sx

This is a common anxiety symptom. Can be a feeling that your throat is closing up, or gagging sensation.
Keep a log of when this occurs to help you understand what triggers this. Practice slow easy deep breathing, count of 4 in and count of 4 out, when you don't have sensation, then this can help when you first feel it. Consider seeking psychological help, from dr who uses CBT therapy.
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

Dryness in the throat is a common symptom of anxiety, but as a trauma expert, over time I have seen many cases where an even such as a car accident or near drowning, resulted in symptoms where the person has choking, throat discomfort, or suffocation symptoms.
It is the body sending signals that the trauma is not resolved. Recommend you see a Psychologist expert in trauma-Particularly EMDR

In brief: Anxiety

Dryness in the throat is a common symptom of anxiety, but as a trauma expert, over time I have seen many cases where an even such as a car accident or near drowning, resulted in symptoms where the person has choking, throat discomfort, or suffocation symptoms.
It is the body sending signals that the trauma is not resolved. Recommend you see a Psychologist expert in trauma-Particularly EMDR
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Dr. Beverly Dexter
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: The cause

You have already provided the answer if anxiety triggers the gagging.
Efforts then should be directed towards anxiety reduction- exercise, meditation, hypnosis etc. Some people may need counselling and/or anti-anxiety drug. Avoid stimulants.

In brief: The cause

You have already provided the answer if anxiety triggers the gagging.
Efforts then should be directed towards anxiety reduction- exercise, meditation, hypnosis etc. Some people may need counselling and/or anti-anxiety drug. Avoid stimulants.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

We have answered similar questions about the physical manifestations of anxiety and it's treatment.
..please refer to my previous answers on the subjectGood luck and feel better

In brief: Anxiety

We have answered similar questions about the physical manifestations of anxiety and it's treatment.
..please refer to my previous answers on the subjectGood luck and feel better
Dr. Imad Khreim
Dr. Imad Khreim
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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety presents

with 33 possible main symptoms and lots of minor variations of some of them. Difficulty swallowing is one of them and can be caused by dry mouth, which is a side effect of too much adrenaline (from a fight or flight reaction).
Get a physical, then see a counselor. Find out about anxiety. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html

In brief: Anxiety presents

with 33 possible main symptoms and lots of minor variations of some of them. Difficulty swallowing is one of them and can be caused by dry mouth, which is a side effect of too much adrenaline (from a fight or flight reaction).
Get a physical, then see a counselor. Find out about anxiety. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html
Dr. Steven Griggs
Dr. Steven Griggs
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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

It is a common symptom of anxiety.
You need to see a physician and get treated. Relaxation exercises,hypnosis or yoga may help

In brief: Anxiety

It is a common symptom of anxiety.
You need to see a physician and get treated. Relaxation exercises,hypnosis or yoga may help
Dr. Harold Fields
Dr. Harold Fields
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Dr. Sylvia Welsh
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Gagging & anxiety

While gagging is not a common reaction to anxiety, it has been known to occur. Must determine what situations trigger anxiety in the patient and whether this anxiety masks other feelings, like repulsion.

In brief: Gagging & anxiety

While gagging is not a common reaction to anxiety, it has been known to occur. Must determine what situations trigger anxiety in the patient and whether this anxiety masks other feelings, like repulsion.
Dr. Sylvia Welsh
Dr. Sylvia Welsh
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Anxiety

This is a common symptom of anxiety.
It would be good if you would seek help for your anxiety with a Clinical Psychologist. If additionally you need medication then arrange an evaluation with a Psychiatrist.

In brief: Anxiety

This is a common symptom of anxiety.
It would be good if you would seek help for your anxiety with a Clinical Psychologist. If additionally you need medication then arrange an evaluation with a Psychiatrist.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Dr. Judith Tellerman
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