Tightness chest throat

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What in the world could be causing this tightness in my throat and chest? It almost feels like the swelling in my throat comes and goes.
However right now I think maybe is was or is the start of a cold ect. My chest feel tight and dry kinda clear the throat cough. Feels kinda raspy. Thanks for you help!
Always when I eat Chinese food, my throat will start gradually tightening up to the point where I can't eat, my throat and upper chest feel like they're on fire, my eyes water -- this lasts for two or three minutes and then it goes away and I can finish my meal. Do you think there is something in the food which causes this?
Over the past year I've developed discomfort, not really pain, in my chest and side. The tightness is very specific and beneath my ribcage on my left side, most noticable in the morning when I stretch. I do not feel any discomfort in my lungs when I breath. I do not cough at all, and I have no other symptoms of a resperatory problem. I'm not sure the issue is my lungs at all, but since the discomfort is in this area I'm left to wonder.
During this time, I became aware of my stomach acids becoming very acidic - motre than normal. I then began feeling the usual chest tightness and restriction I feel most days. Located centrally around the sternum, lft/right side of sternum and upper chest, below base of throat.; I have been made aware of a tingling 'nerve' like pain somewhere around my left shoulder/arm pit, which radiates down my arm to my middle two fingers!?
Within a few days of arriving in the UK, I began to experience a mild chest tightness that wouldnt ease with taking asthma inhalers. i suffered with the tightness for about the first 4 weeks of my 5 week hoilday there. it was strange because after 4 weeks of continous tightness, one morning i woke up and it felt as if a large weight had been lifted from my chest and it felt as though i could breath freely and normally as i did in the past. I was happy!
All I know is I feel a constant tightness at the back of my throat ... like my throat is suddenly smaller thus restricting some of the air from getting through to my heart or wherever. It just feels like I'm not getting all the air I should. When it goes away, I feel like I can draw a full breath for a change. I take Toprol XL 100 mg, Vytorin 10/20, Plavix (as I have 4 cardio stent impants) and a 325 mg Ecotrin tablet everyday. I positively dislike taking all these meds!!!
For the past 3 months or so I have had this tightness in my chest and throat! Its horrible! There is NO pain, just the uncomfortable feeling that I aint getting enough air! I went to the doctor a few weeks back, bloods were normal, ecg normal, oxygen was 98%! And lungs and chest sounded clear through stethascope!had 2 ECGS,2 oxygen tests, I am a constant worrier,always thinking I'm dying when in reality I'm probably not! Does any1 else have this problem and know how to ease the feeling?
ive been feeling tightness on my chest (feels like there's food trap somewhere that causes the pain) for 3 days now. i noticed, i get it after eating. i had a soft diet today but felt the same way. could this be acid reflux/heart burn?
Panic and or anxiety, usually panic more can cause a tightness in the throat as well as chest. If you find it is anxiety or panic disorder, please feel free to message me and I can give you some tips/techniques to help with it.
I have the tightness in my throat, it also seems like it goes into my sinuses and face. I do have GERD and some of those other symptoms but they did a thyroid test and said it was fine..maybe I should be getting another one done.
Hello, I am 32 years old (6 feet, 208 pounds) and I have been experiencing upper chest / throat tightness & lightheadedness every day since 12/15/10 ... Driving me crazy. I can breathe normally. I've never had a fever, no aches, no pains, no injuries. I have had 2 EKG's, a brain MRI/MRA, a brain CT scan, chest xray, blood tests, stress test, thyroid test, & my blood pressure checked on the regular. All of these tests came back OK.
after a long bad cold 2 years ago, i have episodes of throat tightness with a bit of wheezing and slight shortness of breath. i thought allergies were the culpert,and treated this with allergie medication which seem to work until lately.had chest e-ray last year lungs were clear although there were wheezing.any suggestions?
It felt like I had to make an effort to breathe, but I seemed to be breathing fine. The tingling was from the back of my tongue to my chest. My throat also felt dry, as if there was a cotton ball stuck in my throat. I tried drinking water, it did not help. I used my asthma inhaler, to no avail. I was talking fine and it seemed that I was breathing fine. I began to get very light headed, but that might of been because I was worried.
I have felt really stressed over the past several weeks, could this be adding to the tightness in my chest? And I don't have any chest pain when exerting myself like with exercise, if anything, I feel fairly good. I have noticed a slight ache in my arm but not in my shoulder, in the middle of my arm down to my elbow. Another symptom I have noticed is a gurgling type sound in my chest. Would appreciate any insite you might have on this and what it is! Thank you!
I have nasal congestion, drainage in the throat, and tightness in the chest. I had a chest x-ray which was clear. I also had an ECG which showed the R wave diminishing. My stress test was positive but the cardiologist felt, after an exam, that this was a false positive. So now I will have a CT of the heart, but I am wondering if this is strictly allergies. My chest is tight and when talking I have to cough. Sometimes the cough is without talking.
22 y/o m, 5'11", 175lbs, sedentary lifestyle, diagnosed with generalized panic disorder. Previously taking metoprolol and lexapro, but not for the last couple of months. NKA, no meds, no other past medical history. It started as a feeling of tightness around my hyoid bone that continued up into the posterior lateral sublingual area and then the posterior part of my tongue. No usual signs of allergic reaction, no urticaria, itchiness, redness, coughing or sneezing.
At this point, I can talk and no one has commented that anything sounds different, however the tongue tightness/stinging/burning and tight throat occurs all the time when I talk and is sometimes a struggle to keep talking. It also feels like I have a lump in my throat and I seem to wake up every morning trying to swallow the phlegm stuck in my throat. When I stop talking and/or eat something, it gradually relieves the discomfort.
Then I started getting some tightness In the base of my neck/throat and around my Adam’s apple. I went to the doctor he examined my neck didn’t feel anything and he ordered a neck ultra sound and blood test I guess to check my thyroid. Both of those came back normal. Over the last 6 weeks I’ve been having some digestion problems… lose bowels movements… lots of gas ect…. (I am also prescribed 20 mg of Dexedrine).
It can be many things, exercising in hot or humid conditions can trigger an asthma attacks, throat tightness and trouble swallowing are symptoms of digestive problems or your diet (heart burn, reflux and acid that reaches the throat area causing errosion). Get a second opinion if necessary, but you might have to be treated for acid reflux...Nexium is excellent and healing).
I find it hard to get a breath accompanied by a heavy tight feeling in my chest and my throat feels like it is closing up. It hurts worse when I take a deep breath and it is hard to swallow. I did have a cold and then could not seem to shake the cough. The doc still insists that it is part of the Gerd. What should I do, nobody will listen to me.
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