Choking anxiety symptoms
You feel as though there is something stuck in your throat, or that you feel you have a lump in your throat. You may also feel that you can barely swallow, that there is a “tightness” in the throat, or that you have to really force yourself to swallow. Sometimes this feeling can lead you to think that you may suffocate, choke, or get something stuck in your throat.
You may also choke, gasp, gag, or have to swallow hard. While there is no apparent reason why this occurs (there’s nothing in your throat to cause you to do this), you feel you have to or are forced to because of some perceived blockage in your throat or airway.
Chapter 9 in the Recovery Support area of our website is our Anxiety Symptoms chapter. We list all of the symptoms associated with anxiety disorder in this chapter, including the anxiety symptom Choking.
Each symptom listed in Chapter 9 in the Recovery Support area contains a complete description of what the symptom feels like and how others describe it, we explain why anxiety causes each symptom, we provide natural and practical ways you can eliminate each symptom, and how common each symptom is (the percentage of people who experience it).
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If you'd like personal assistance with your recovery, you can learn more about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counselling option here.
Or, you can read more about this choking feeling symptom here.
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated May 2015.