I understand that you are in the last semester of nursing school.
I am sure you are under a lot of stress
trying to catch up.
Feeling of "Lump in the throat" can mean two things.
" is the term used for severe anxiety
The other is related to GERD. If you are experiencing difficulty
swallowing , that is more serious. The damage from the acid reflux
could be considerable with severe spasm or stricture. You may need
to have an esophagram (Upper GI series) to see if there is problem.
Sometimes, cold liquids can cause contractions in the esophagus
and this could give you the type of symptoms that you are having.
You can always try taking a PPI like Omeprazole
once or twice a day to see if the symptoms go away or get better.
Hope this addresses your concerns. Good to have you on board as
a nurse. We could use more !
I wish you the very best.