the feeling in one's throat like something is stuck there and it will not go down.
One will be clearing the throat trying to get rid of this sensation. Sometimes one
may be hoarse and have trouble swallowing.
one will be told that it is most likely due to drainage or mucus in the throat or due
to sinus drainage. This is not true. After a careful exam of the throat and larynx,
it is very unusual to find any masses or mucus or drainage in the throat or larynx
and usually a CAT scan is gotten of the neck and the CAT scan is almost always normal.
The feeling is due to cramping of the muscles of the throat, made worse by clearing
the throat and the symptoms are perpetuated by continuing to clear the throat.
Treatment is to stop clearing the throat, but swallow a sip of water when one has
this feeling. Never give into clearing the throat, but swallow water instead.