Home | Contact | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms and conditions
User Name
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18-03-06, 11:44
reddevil's Avatar
reddevil reddevil is offline
Advanced Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: , , United Kingdom.
Posts: 995
Sore throat-Can Anxiety Do Things To Throat/Mouth


I have been suffering with a slight sore throat over the past week and have seen the doctor twice about it.

My second visit to the doctor was yesterday (he is the doctor who sees me for my anxiety).

The doctor felt my neck and looked into the throat and said it's slightly red and there is catarrh in the throat.
The doctor gave me some antibiotics called amoxicillin to help settle the guitar.
Full blood count also came back perfect.

What's on my mind is that there is something serious going on in my throat.

When I wake up, the throat appears ok but around 10am - 11am the throat starts to feel sore.

I'm have recently increased my amatriptiline from 30mg to 40mg (which, does say can cause dry mouth).

Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-06, 15:10
nomorepanic's Avatar
nomorepanic nomorepanic is offline
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: , , United Kingdom.
Posts: 35,677

I think the word you are looking for is catarrh.

Is the throat just sore or is it hard to swallow as well - like there is a lump in the throat?

Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-06, 15:19
reddevil's Avatar
reddevil reddevil is offline
Advanced Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: , , United Kingdom.
Posts: 995

It feels like a cold is brewing, a little sore but is always ok in the morning when I wake up, it starts to tickle around 10am - 11am.

Feels tight as well but not sure if that's anxiety.

The top of my mouth also tickles.

Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-06, 23:57
Meg's Avatar
Meg Meg is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: , , United Kingdom.
Posts: 8,320
Get yourself some strepsils with anaesthetic , may help you no be so concerned

The tight bit may well be anxiety


proactiveness, positivity, persistence, perseverance and practice = progress
Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-06, 19:15
kefola kefola is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: , , Ireland.
Posts: 9
Hi Tony, Can I just tell you that this is exactly how my anxiety started. Last June or so, I started to get the very same thing you are talking about. I was fine in the morning and it wouldn't come on until maybe midday or even later. Strangely enough, it was fine the two times I went on holiday. My throat also looked red on examination and I had the catarrh as well. It ended up with a bad sinus infection but eventually the symptoms wore off by themselves.
It sounds like you are on the right tablets for it so in essence I think half of your problem is a bit of a sinus/throat infection and half is anxiety.
One thing you might think about is your breathing. Hyperventilation can cause exactly the symptoms you are talking about. Try breathing through your nose all the time. It's hard at first but just try and convince yourself to do it when you think about it and eventually it becomes habit. The other thing to try is put your hand on your tummy and when you inhale make sure the hand moves.
Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-06, 18:24
reddevil's Avatar
reddevil reddevil is offline
Advanced Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: , , United Kingdom.
Posts: 995

For people who are aware of my problems, frequent urintation and sore throat.

Today my urination has been a lot better but that has been to my mind be taken off it by this sore throat again.

In the past I always put it down to a cold brewing but these days I'm worrying myself over it again. It's slight sore (not as bad as it is when you get a cold) but it's enoying.

Can anxiety cause a slight sore throat as I'm worrying again about cancer?

Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-12, 20:25
mdoomsday mdoomsday is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Re: Sore throat-Can Anxiety Do Things To Throat/Mouth

tony, i am in the same boat as you except on 2012. any new suggestions
Reply With Quote

anxiety, sore, things, throat or mouth, throatcan

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can anxiety cause a SORE throat symptom? reddevil Throat/Swallowing/Choking/Globus Hystericus 11 22-09-15 17:38
sore throat ajk Throat/Swallowing/Choking/Globus Hystericus 20 27-07-07 18:58
Sore throat, can it be caused by anxiety, pls help reddevil Throat/Swallowing/Choking/Globus Hystericus 12 30-08-06 16:40
Can anxiety cause a sore throat? reddevil Throat/Swallowing/Choking/Globus Hystericus 2 11-03-06 20:22
Sore Throat EMMA Natural Remedies 5 15-07-04 08:55

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.