Flutter in throat only
The last two weeks I have been having flutters in my throat at random times. Such as when I am getting ready for work or cooking dinner. They do not hurt, they almost feel like an extra heartbeat. However, when I take my pulse during these flutters, it seems normal. At first I could ignore them and they would soon disappear. Now, with my anxiety about they continue until I take an Ativan to relax. They will continue for hours if I don`t take a pill – it is strange. No other anxiety symptoms accompany these flutters. The only prescription I take is Vitamin D once a week, 50,000 units. But my first flutter began before I started this medicine. Does this sound anxiety related? Even though I am calm when they occur. Or could it be a spasm in the throat/esophogus? Possibly muscle related? I want to rule out heart issues and know I should go to my primary care doctor soon. I just want to ease my worries before I get my appt with her. Thank you for your input.
I cannot diagnose this, or any specific problem, over the internet. Since you have been prescribed Ativan, a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medication, I am assuming that you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can produce many different types of physical symptoms. And excess worry about symptoms is a common symptom of anxiety disorder!
Do follow up with your primary care physician. If you do not also have a mental health counselor or therapist, you may want to consider having one. There are many excellent non-drug techniques that can be used to help decrease anxiety and anxiety related symptoms which might prove beneficial for you in the long run.
For more information:
Go to the Anxiety and Stress Disorders health topic.