Anxiety Support Group

Anxiety is a physical condition marked by intense and persistent feelings of distress, fear, angst or dread. General anxiety caused by routine day-to-day stresses usually passes quickly and is experienced by almost everyone at one time or another. However, such feelings that linger over time and are very difficult to cope with, and which lack a clear cause, may indicate an anxiety disorder.

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strange feeling in throat??

i have a awful feeling in my throat like someone chocking me when i worry or get scared and sometimes it seems for no reason is this normal for anxiety? i try to breath and calm myself down but, it reaaly feel like someone has there hands around my neck!!!

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deleted_user
deleted_user

its normal. i get it all the time.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yes unfortunately that happens when you're anxious. When you get anxious over that feeling it gets even worse. As awful as it feels, just remind yourself it won't hurt you and that its " that damned anxiety " again. I also get the heavy chest feeling as well. Anxiety had so many awful symptoms, but I know what it is now and can talk myself down.

Kim
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for me, nothing beats singing. i just can't stay depressed or anxious if i sing.
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deleted_user

A memoir of depression by Sally Brampton called this "the throat monster", yeah its horrible, i get it, i also sometimes try to scream and nothing comes out!!
DogCrazy
DogCrazy

This unfortuanatly is a normal anxiety thing, talk to your doc about calming technichniques when this happens.
Good Luck!
deleted_user
deleted_user

i get that too.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yes I infact am going thorugh it now.I can relate.It feels like your throat is closing on you.I drink lots of water and take deep breaths.I wish you well.
Take care-Michele