Dr Marike de Klerk M.Tech Hom (UJ)
Globus pharyngeus is the painless sensation of a lump in the throat and may be described as a foreign body sensation, a tightening or choking feeling.
Low level of GABA, the neurotransmitter that calms your brain, can lead to anxiety and panic attacks. Sometimes this anxiety can manifest as something physical, with muscle tension or muscle spasms, and when in the throat, be described as a golf ball sensation.
It does not seem uncommon, as 45% of the population has experienced it at some or other time.
Supplementing with GABA may help not only decreasing your anxiety, but also get rid of the lump.
Using GABA under the tongue, may ease the spasm within 15 seconds to 2 minutes. Once your GABA level is sufficient, it is less likely to happen unless you are under a great deal of stress.
If GABA does not do the trick, there might be another underlying cause that needs to be investigated, like:
An actual foreign body
Cancer of the throat
Contact your homeopath to help you find the cause of this distressing symptom, to treat theunderlying cause or help you find a good quality GABA supplement.