itsmestacy

Does anyone else have a phobia of choking? I do whenever I eat...caused by anxiety my doctor thinks...

Whenever I eat I think about each bite and I'm pretty sure I tighten my throat when I swallow so I feel the food going down which makes me think it's stuck there. I get this helpless feeling I'm going to choke and just watch around me as people cannot get the food out of my throat and I die...does anyone have this or know someone that does???
Posted in Symptoms, asked by itsmestacy, 2 years ago. 1308 hits.

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My psych said Its called globus and I get it too when I drink.
Sally B
2 years ago

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thats happen to me a few times while drinking water. Its so scary. I thought I was going to ether chock or drown
liz22
2 years ago

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I don't get it while consuming anything, but actually just sporatically throughout the day I will feel like my throat is closing up. Not exactly the same as choking, but the same general fears.
wildflower323
2 years ago

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I have been suffering with this as well. You are not alone! I lost so much weight very unhealthy because I wouldn't eat because I thought my food would get stuck in my throat, I didn't eat for 10 months, I still get that even know :/ I guess it will never go away -__- but you are not alone.
moimemekat
2 years ago

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I used to have that fear all of the time...I haven't attempted eating in public in a very long time, and think I would likely feel like I will choke when I do
JessBean
2 years ago

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your not alone i often worry about choking so i eat really slowly most of the time, i think this is because it has happened to me in the past though.
vickie_1991
2 years ago

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When my anxiety was at a high I just never ate while I was out or moving in particular in fear of choking. This made me lose far too much weight. I've choked a lot and get scared when other people do :(
kerry1994
2 years ago

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i know anxiety can cause a dry throat and tightening i used to be scared of eating because i couldnt swallow and it just wouldnt go down it was scary or it would tighten while swollowing making it stuck in my throat, well the feeling of it stuck there. just try breathe while eating, distract yourself with something that interests you or visualize you eating and it being fine, it helped for me x
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