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Throat has needle like sensation, bulimia patient. What is going on?

my throat feels like he\air thhat is lke needle and yesterday stopped me from getting air ,, I am involuntary bulemia patient,, This condition only started last two wks this feeling on got to er level yesterday,,. I am experience the same feeling right now but you can actually feek it like it is stuck, yet under skin.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

It is most likely not the case that you really have needles in your throat. I would ask you to reassure yourself by getting an x-ray of the throat. I think it would be in your best interest to consult a psychologist who specializes in eating disorders. It seems to be a condition that is related to anxiety and closely resembles what we commonly know as globus hystericus in psychiatric terminology. However, please do not feel tensed up about the situation. Help is nearby, please visit with a psychiatrist. I hope this helps.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Ashish Mittal's  Response
welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I can understand your apprehension related to current symptoms. From your history it appear that you have some form of anxiety disorder This symptom also known as globus hystericus. Combined treatment in form of medicines (like SSRIs) and cognitive behavior therapy is best for such problem.

History of Bulimia also increases chances of developing anxiety disorder. Apart from that tingling numbness in throat can occur in following conditions too which need to rule out after investigation and examination:
-Growth in throat
-Increase tonsil size
-Vitamins deficiency
-Acid reflux

Wish you all the best.

Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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