lump in throat..

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im a 28 year old female and have been on omeprazole for the past 4 weeks and have had a lumpy feeling in my throat all along which comes and goes every few minutes or so... i told my doctor about it and they said it was acid then again it was to do with anxiety... this lumpy sensation has happened before and the symptoms disappeared in a short time but this time they havent.. i try to cough it out so as to get some sort of relief and instead i find myself almost vomiting..i gag so much, iv developed anxiety,and have become so uneasy and constantly worried..GP said symptoms are self limiting but its made my life unbearable...iv decided to stop omeprazole and see if the side effects go away becoz im getting the common and the the rare side effects...is there something seriously wrong with my throat or is it the constant worry and anxiety and insomnia that im getting from the medication..

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Submitted by James P Thomas MD on Sat, 2012-04-07 12:49

The question you ask at the end "...is there something seriously wrong with my throat or is it the constant worry and anxiety and insomnia that im getting from the medication.. " is really the question you should direct to the ear nose and throat surgeon who has seen the inside of your throat. After looking, he or she should be able to answer this question for you and alleviate your anxiety.