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26 Oct 2009

Choking feeling in neck
Hi Doc,

I' m 26 years old and have been experiencing an uncomfortable, choking feeling in my neck for a few months now. It comes and goes and can be quite unbearable at times, it sometimes feels so tight, feels as though I' m wearing a neck brace, but i' m not.
The doctor said it could be either post nasal drip/ thyroid problem. However, I have taken medication for post nasal drip which hasn' t helped. Also, thyroid blood test did not pick up any problems. Am not experiencing weight fluctuations or any other symptoms related to the abovementioned.

Please advise as to what the problem could be?

Thanks,
Naren
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Naren
You may be getting a spasm of the esophagus - do you have difficulty swallowing when this happens? This can be caused by irritation of the esophagus due to acid reflux or due to anxiety attacks.
dr Bets
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